WHEREAS, pressure injuries, or bedsores, claim the lives of more than 60,000 people each year, and cost the United States healthcare system more than $11 billion according to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel; and
WHEREAS, prevention can reduce the high incidence of pressure injuries and the substantial pain associated with pressure-related injuries that may develop into ulcers, of which a high percentage of resultant ulcers lead to death; and
WHEREAS, healthcare costs between 2007 and 2012 increased by 17.64 percent as a direct result of pressure injuries, and prevention of pressure injures can reduce the financial burden for unnecessary healthcare costs, because many pressure injuries are preventable; and
WHEREAS, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services noted that no other preventable event occurs as frequently as pressure-related injuries; and
WHEREAS, the State of Nevada encourage all citizens to recognize that pressure injuries are preventable, and we can all play a role in stopping them from occurring;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 31ST day of October, 2016.