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The Braden Scale: Using Subscales to Assess Risk and Plan Care

August 8, 2012

Barbara Braden, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Braden is best known for her work in the development of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk. This scale has become widely used in the U.S. as well as internationally and is a key component of the NYS Gold STAMP initiative.

This webinar will provide education regarding the proper scoring of the Braden Scale and subscales as well as examples of applying the scoring results to interventions of care.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Identify the Six Subscales of the Braden Scale
  • Describe the relationship between the subscale total score and levels of risk of developing a pressure ulcer
  • Identify the 3 R’s of Interventions to diminish exposure to pressure ulcers

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.

Course code PA# 157N-310; 1.0 contact hour.

This project is funded through a Memorandum of Understanding with the NYS Department of Health
There is no commercial interest funding this program