How often should the Braden assessment be done?

Reassess clients who score less than or equal to18 (Braden Scale) or 16 (Braden Q Scale): a. ICU / CCU: at least every 48 hours. b. Acute Care: every 48 hours and post operatively.

Can a LPN do a Braden Scale assessment?

In many LTC facilities, the LPN does many of the assessments, including admission. Our LPN’s do the Braden, pain scale, admission assessment, skin assess, temporary care plans, etc.

Who can use the Braden Scale?

Background: This tool can be used to identify patients at-risk for pressure ulcers. The Braden Scale was developed by Barbara Braden and Nancy Bergstrom in 1988 and has since been used widely in the general adult patient population. The scale consists of six subscales and the total scores range from 6-23.

Why do nurses use the Braden Scale?

The Braden Scale is comprised of six domains that are independently scored by a nurse in order to predict pressure ulcer development and include sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, and shear/friction.

Why is the Braden Scale used?

The Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk, is a tool that was developed in 1987 by Barbara Braden and Nancy Bergstrom. The purpose of the scale is to help health professionals, especially nurses, assess a patient’s risk of developing a pressure ulcer.

What is a Braden Scale assessment used for?

The Braden Scale is a standardized, evidence-based assessment tool commonly used in health care to assess and document a patient’s risk for developing pressure injuries.

What 5 areas does the Braden Scale assess?

These are: sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, friction, and shear. Each item is scored between 1 and 4,with each score accompanied by a descriptor.

What does a Braden score of 15 mean?

The Braden Scale uses a scores from less than or equal to 9 to as high as 23. The lower the number, the higher the risk is for developing an acquired ulcer or injury. 19-23 = no risk. 15-18 = mild risk. 13-14 = moderate risk.

Who invented Braden Scale?

The Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore RiskĀ® was developed by Barbara Braden and Nancy Bergstrom.

How does the Braden Scale work?

The Braden Scale uses a scores from less than or equal to 9 to as high as 23. The lower the number, the higher the risk is for developing an acquired ulcer or injury. There are six categories within the Braden Scale: sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, and friction or shear.