Braden Scale
Sensory Perception help

Alert

Moisture help

Sheets only require routine changing

Activity help

Walks around room and hallways frequently

Mobility help

Makes frequent but small changes in extremity position

Nutrition help

Eats 3/4 of every meal

Friction and Shear help

Moves independently

Sensory Perception close

1: Completely limited: unresponsive; cannot feel pain on most of body
2: Very limited: responds to pain; cannot express pain; cannot feel pain on 1/2 of body
3: Slightly limited: responds to voice but cannot always express pain; cannot feel pain in 1 or 2 extremities
4: No impairment: alert; no sensory deficits

Moisture close

1: Constantly moist: linens changed frequently
2: Very moist: linens changed at least once a shift
3: Occasionally moist: linens changed once a day
4: Rarely moist: skin is dry; only routine linen changes

Activity close

1: Bedfast: confined to bed
2: Chairfast: can be placed into chair but cannot walk
3: Walks occasionally: can only walk short distances
4: Walks frequently: walks inside and outside room frequently

Mobility close

1: Completely immobile: cannot make even slight changes in position
2: Very limited: makes only occasional, slight changes in position
3: Slightly limited: makes frequent but only slight changes in position
4: No limitation: changes position without assistance

Nutrition close

1: Very poor: never eats more than 1/3 of meal; 2 or fewer servings of protein; NPO for 5 or more days
2: Inadequate: never eats more than 1/2 of meal; 3 servings of protein a day; sub-optimal tube feeds
3: Adequate: eats more than half of meal; 4 servings of protein a day; on tube feeds or TPN
4: Excellent: eats full meals; more than 4 servings of protein a day; may eat between meals

Friction and Shear close

1: Problem: slides frequently against sheets; requires frequent repositioning with maximum assistance
2: Potential problem: slides occasionally against sheets; requires occasional repositioning with minimal assistance
3: No apparent problem: moves independently

Braden score