The use of the Modified Norton Scale in nursing-home patients.

Patients in three nursing-home wards in Sweden were in 1991 assessed by the Modified Norton Scale (MNS). Of the 71 patients, 38 (49%) were considered to be at risk of developing pressure sores. Six of the patients had a total of eight pressure sores. Five sores were assessed as stage II, two sores as stage III and one sore as stage IV. Only two of the six… CONTINUE READING