Computer-based testing of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk.

@article{Maklebust2005ComputerbasedTO,
  title={Computer-based testing of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk.},
  author={Joann Maklebust and Mary Y Sieggreen and Deborah Sidor and Mary A. Gerlach and Carole Bauer and Carol S. Anderson},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={
          40-2, 44, 46 passim
        }
}
The Detroit Medical Center nursing documentation system requires all staff nurses to complete the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk on an Acute Care Flow Record or Critical Care Flow Sheet on every patient, every day. An audit of these records raised concern as to whether staff nurses accurately used the Braden Scale to calculate pressure sore risk. Advanced Practice and ET Nurses noted that staff nurses were rating patients at lower levels of pressure sore risk than was warranted… CONTINUE READING

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