Braden Scale For Predicting Pressure Sore Risk

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Developed in 1987 by Barbara Braden and Nancy Bergstrom, the Braden scale is used by doctors and nurses to measure the risk of developing a pressure ulcer. The Braden scale for predicting pressure sore risk quiz below has more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If a patient has a Braden score of 6 which catagory does this patient fall into?
    • A. 

      At risk

    • B. 

      Moderate risk

    • C. 

      High risk

    • D. 

      Very high risk

  • 2. 
    Mr. Smith has been placed on bedrest by his doctor, what activity level score would you assign to this patient?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 3. 
    Mrs. Jones rarely eats a complete meal and generally eats only aobut 1/2 of any food offered. What nutrition score would you assign to Mrs. Jones?  
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 4. 
    Mr. Jennings makes major and frequent changes in positions in bed without assistance. What mobility score would you assign Mr. Jennings?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 5. 
    Mrs. Jolley requires lifts for moving and lifting. She slides down in the bed and requires frequent repositioning with maximum assistance. What friction and shear score would you assign this patient?
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      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 6. 
    Mr. Wilson skin sometimes is moist and his linen has to be changed at least once a shift. What moisture score would you assign Mr. Wilson?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 7. 
    Mr. Mason only responds to verbal commands, but cannot always communicate discomfort or the need to be turned. What sensory preception score would you assign Mr. Mason? 
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      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 8. 
    Mr. Johnson never eats a complete a meal and rarely eats more than 1/3 of any food offered. He takes fluids very poorly. What nutrition score would you assign to Mr. Johnson?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 9. 
    Mr. Peter Parker responds only to painful stimuli and cannot always communicate discomfort, he is wet most of the time, he is on bedrest, he does not change his body position in bed, he is receving adequate tube feeds, and he requires maximum assistance with moving. What Braden Score would you assign Mr. Parker. 
    • A. 

      15-18 A Rsk

    • B. 

      13-14 Mderate Rsk

    • C. 

      10-12 Hgh Risk

    • D. 

      9 or less Very High Risk

  • 10. 
    90 year old Veteran admitted with fractured  hip. He is 2 days s/p hip replacement. He is painful and able to communicate his needs. He has a foley catheter and is incontinent of bowel 1 x daily. Although he can make occasional position changes in his extermities, he cannot repositoin himself. He has not been out of bed. He has been NPO or on a clear liquid diet for more than 5 days. What is his Braden Score?
    • A. 

      15-18 At Risk

    • B. 

      13-14 Moderate Risk

    • C. 

      10-12 High Risk

    • D. 

      9 or less Very High Risk