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How to Try This: Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk
Authors: Nancy A. Stotts EdD, RN, FAAN, Lena Gunningberg PhD, RN
Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Published: November 2007
Expires: 5/31/2015
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Purpose of Activity:
To present registered professional nurses with comprehensive information on pressure ulcers, highlighting the use of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk.
Learning Objectives:
After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:
  1. present the background information essential for understanding the need for and the development and use of the Braden scale.
  2. plan the essential steps for determining a patient's Braden score and intervening accordingly.
  3. outline the information relevant to the use of the Braden scale and its subscales.
Activity Steps:
How to Try This: Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk
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