How to Try This: Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk
Collections: Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk, Never Events: Pressure ulcers, stage III & IV
Sources: AJN, American Journal of Nursing
Categories: Preventing Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC)
Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Published: November 2007
ANCC 2.0 CH
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:
- present the background information essential for understanding the need for and the development and use of the Braden scale.
- plan the essential steps for determining a patient's Braden score and intervening accordingly.
- outline the information relevant to the use of the Braden scale and its subscales.
The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.