Pressure ulcer risk assessment: retrospective analysis of Braden Scale scores in Portuguese hospitalised adult patients.

@article{Sardo2015PressureUR,
  title={Pressure ulcer risk assessment: retrospective analysis of Braden Scale scores in Portuguese hospitalised adult patients.},
  author={Pedro Miguel Garcez Sardo and Cl{\'a}udia Sofia Oliveira Sim{\~o}es and Jos{\'e} Joaquim Marques Alvarelh{\~a}o and Cesar Francisco Silva da Costa and Carlos Jorge Cardoso Sim{\~o}es and Jorge Manuel Rodrigues Figueira and Jo{\~a}o L Sim{\~o}es and Francisco Manuel Lemos Amado and Ant{\'o}nio Amaro and Elsa Maria de Oliveira Pinheiro de Melo},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 21-22},
  pages={3165-76}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To analyse the Braden Scale scores and sub-scores assessed in Portuguese hospitalised adult patients in association with their characteristics, diagnoses and length of stay. BACKGROUND The Braden Scale is used worldwide for pressure ulcer risk assessment and supports nurses in the implementation of preventive interventions. DESIGN Retrospective cohort analysis of electronic health record database from adult patients admitted to medical and surgical areas during 2012… CONTINUE READING
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