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

Originally presented on 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

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until August 31, 2018.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until August 31, 2018.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until August 31, 2018.