It is believed that most but not all pressure ulcers are preventable and, like many conditions, early recognition and action can prevent things getting worse.

International STOP Pressure Ulcer Day was launched in 2011 following the declaration of Rio (2011) where pressure ulcer prevention was described as a universal human right. STOP The Pressure is now a huge international campaign and healthcare professionals from all over the world contribute to raising awareness in their places of work, on social media and through virtual channels. STOP The Pressure Day is Thursday 18th November this year although people often raise awareness for a full week or indeed the full month of November.

The Tissue Viability Society have created a web page which shows you can support STOP The Pressure Day on scoial media.