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WHEREAS, pressure injuries, or bedsores, claim the lives of more than 60,000 people each year; and

WHEREAS, prevention will reduce the high incidence of pressure injuries and the substantial pain associated with pressure-related injuries that may develop into ulcers, 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 result of pressure injuries, prevention of pressure injures reduces unnecessary healthcare costs as 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;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  November 16, 2017 as

 Pressure Injury Awareness Day in Nevada


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