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Using the braden scale and photographs to assess pressure ulcer risk.
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PMID:  23018394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The objective of this paper was to identify critically ill patients at risk for pressure ulcer (PU) using the Braden scale and digital photographs. A sample of 42 subjects was evaluated for 15 days, between March and June 2009, in Fortaleza, Brazil. A total of 47 lesions were identified, 23 (48.9%) as stage I and 24 (51.1%) as stage II. It is necessary for nurses to become familiar with and adopt the technologies used to assess and treat PU in order to lessen the negative effects of this public health problem.
Authors:
Thiago Moura de Araújo; Márcio Flávio Moura de Araújo; Joselany Áfio Caetano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0080-6234     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Esc Enferm USP     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0242726     Medline TA:  Rev Esc Enferm USP     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  858-864     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Imperatriz, MA, Brasil, thiagomouraenf@yahoo.com.br.
Vernacular Title:
O uso da escala de Braden e fotografias na avaliação do risco para úlceras por pressão.
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