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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;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  November 17, 2016

 PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION DAY IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson