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[Barbara Braden, contemporary U.S. nurse] A validated assessment tool commonly used to quantify a patient's degree of risk for developing a pressure ulcer. Each assessment parameter is measured on a scale from high risk of 1 to low risk of 3 or 4. The parameters include sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, and friction and shear, with a possible total score range of 4 to 23. The lower the total score, the higher the risk for pressure ulcer development. Patients are at risk for developing pressure ulcers if the total score is less than 17. Patients need to be assessed on a regular basis.
PATIENT CARE For optimal risk assessment the scale should be used repeatedly.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Braden Scale." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729245/all/Braden_scale.
Braden scale. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729245/all/Braden_scale. Accessed March 23, 2019.
Braden scale. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729245/all/Braden_scale
Braden Scale [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 March 23]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729245/all/Braden_scale.
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