(12) These recommendations coincide with those provided by the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Guide, implemented in our institution, which describes effective interventions with only using gel dressings in patients during prolonged surgeries, as well as using specific mattresses for each type of risk according to the Braden scale
, which are very costly strategies for our country (11) The use of conventional care preventive measures was implemented in our hospital since 2014 and these are combined with the use of hydrocolloid dressings as deemed by the nursing staff, in spite of the uncertainty about their effectiveness.
Data from the instrument sociodemographic, health and Braden Scale
were organized, tabulated and calculated in database using software Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (version 2007) and SPSS (version 18.0), and then analyzed using descriptive statistics with absolute values and percentages.
As part of the patient safety movement for all hospitalized patients (Mancuso et al., 2007), the Braden scale
has been employed across the U.S.
"Nobody reassessed her--they did the Braden scale
and that's it.
(1996) in intensive care, general care and in inpatient rehabilitation wards revealed that the sensitivity and specificity of the Braden Scale
were equal while the negative predictive validity value was twice as high as the positive predictive validity.
The Song and Choi scale was developed based upon the theoretical background of the Braden scale
and its validity has been verified.
The Braden Scale
is an adult risk assessment instrument.
In addition to using lupus-specific tools such as SLAM, BILAG, and CLASI (Mikdashi & Nived, 2015; Touma et al., 2013), the Braden Scale
is a valuable resource in skin assessment.
Controllable factors, as assessed by the Braden Scale
, include moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition and friction and shear.
Studies have used measurement instruments such as the Braden scale
to look at such variables as immobility, incontinence, nutrition, etc., that put people at high risk of developing pressure ulcers, but they haven't concurrently measured quality of care.
For example, the Braden scale
was developed for acute care, and there are questions about its validity and reliability in long-term care.
The most commonly used tool to assess risk for skin impairment is the Braden Scale
for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk (Bergstrom, Demuth, & Braden, 1987).