Braden Risk Assessment tool
How to use this tool well
- Use this together with your clinical judgement.
- An assessment that identifies risk should lead to action.
This is a clinical tool you can use to assess risk of a
patient/client developing a pressure ulcer. Use this together with
your clinical judgement.
The primary aim of this tool is to identify patients/clients who
are at risk, as well as determining the degree of risk of
developing a pressure ulcer.
The Braden Scale is a scale made up of six subscales, which
measure elements of risk that contribute to either higher intensity
and duration of pressure, or lower tissue tolerance for pressure.
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. The lower the score, the greater
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Published Date: 17/03/2009