This whiteboard video describes what the Braden Scale is and how it is calculated. It gives an overview of how the Braden scale can be used to as a patient assessment tool and how to assess a patient's risk of pressure ulcers, or pressure injuries, based upon six areas. Pressure injury prevention is a building block to patient care, the reduction of complications and supports cost reductions.
The video reviews the six assessment areas of the Braden Scale:
- Sensory Perception
- Friction and Shear