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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present a study examining the relationship between pressure injury development and the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Score Risk (Braden Scale) scores in surgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the literature describing the relevance of the Braden Scale to hospital acquired pressure ulcer development.
  2. Outline the methods utilized in the research study to determine the risk of surgical ICU patients developing pressure injuries.
  3. Summarize the results of the study and their implications for use of the Braden Scale.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: JWOCN0917
Published: Sep/Oct 2017
Expires: 12/4/2020
Required Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Authors: Jenny Alderden, PhD, APRN, CCRN, CCNS; Mollie Rebecca Cummins, PhD, RN, FAAN; Ginette Alyce Pepper, PhD, RN, FAAN; JoAnne D. Whitney, PhD, RN, FAAN; Yingying Zhang, MS, MSTAT; Ryan Butcher, MS; Donna Thomas, BSN, CWOCN
Specialties: Critical Care, Wound