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How to try this: predicting pressure ulcer risk. Using the Braden scale with hospitalized older adults: the evidence supports it
University of California San Francisco.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
2007 (English)In: The American Journal of Nursing, ISSN 0002-936X, E-ISSN 1538-7488, Vol. 107, no 11, 40-48 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Pressure ulcers are a serious concern in caring for older adults in all settings. In addition to being painful and expensive to treat, they can significantly compromise a patient's mental, emotional, and social well-being. The Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk assesses a patient's risk of developing these ulcers so that those judged to be at risk can receive preventive care. The scale consists of six subscales and can be completed in just one minute. (This screening tool is included in a series, Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults, from the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University's College of Nursing.) For a free online video demonstrating the use of this tool, go to http://links.lww.com/ A106.

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2007. Vol. 107, no 11, 40-48 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-139300DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000298058.25564.8aISI: 000250797400023PubMedID: 18075340OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-139300DiVA: diva2:380951
Available from: 2010-12-22 Created: 2010-12-22 Last updated: 2011-01-18Bibliographically approved

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