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NURSING RESEARCH 1 Pressure Sores and the Braden Scale Pressure sores is a common health problem in the world. Dr. Bergstrom and Dr. Braden conducted a research on how patients can assess the risk of getting pressure sores. They designed an instrument that would be used in determine the riskiness of a patient in getting pressure sores. The Braden scale was developed to assess the patient score in six main areas that determine the development of pressure sores. The areas include; nutrition and hydration, physical capability, ease of changing positions, sensing and responding to pressure, behavior of skin in humid conditions and resilience of skin to friction (National Institute of Nursing Research, 2006). The testing of Braden scale in hospitals proved that nurses can determine the possibility of patient developing pressure sores based on the above factors. During the study period, the patients, both from 10% from VA and one-quarter from nursing homes, developed pressure sores.
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  • Spring '13
  • Nursing, pressure sores, Braden scale

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