Validity of the Braden Scale in grading pressure ulcers in trauma and burn patients.


BACKGROUND Pressure ulcers are a costly hospital-acquired condition in terms of clinical outcome and expense. The Braden Scale was developed in 1987 as a risk scoring method for pressure ulcers and uses six different risk factors: sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, and friction and shear. A score of ≤18 is considered high risk. To… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.05.095


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