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Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk


Description

This rating scale for nurses and other health care providers predicts a patient’s level of risk for developing pressure ulcers. The scale is composed of six subscales that measure functional capabilities of the patient that contribute to either higher intensity and duration of pressure or lower tissue tolerance for pressure. 

The six subscales include:
  • Sensory perception
  • Moisture
  • Activity
  • Mobility
  • Nutrition
  • Friction and shear
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This tool is available at: http://www.bradenscale.com/images/bradenscale.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat Reader® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

Barbara Braden and Nancy Bergstrom

Funding Sources

Barbara Braden and Nancy Bergstrom; Prevention Plus


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 01/1988
  • Original Summary: 11/2008
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Last updated: October 28, 2009.