International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064

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Review Papers | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024 | Rating: 4.6 / 10

Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Ulcer: An Overview

Shreya Yadav

Abstract: Numerous factors, including sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, and the impact of friction and shear, can affect pressure ulcers, a serious concern in patient care. A crucial tool that allows nurses to quickly and accurately assess a patient's risk of pressure sores across a range of conditions and demographics is the Braden Scale. The scale groups patients from no risk to very high risk using a scoring system that inversely links the total points to the risk level, directing therapeutic activities. The Braden Scale's complete components, which address the complex interplay of factors contributing to pressure ulcer formation, are highlighted in the article along with the importance of ongoing risk assessment and focused preventative steps to protect vulnerable patients.

Keywords: Pressure Ulcer, Braden Scale, Risk Assessment, Nursing Care, Patient Safety

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,

Pages: 1311 - 1312

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