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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2021, vol. 27, issue3
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021273.3930
Published online: 08 September 2021

Original article

J of IMAB. 2021 Jul-Sep;27(3):3930-3934
Despina GeorgievaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail,
Department of Health care, Faculty of public health and health care, Ruse University "Angel Kanchev ", Ruse, Bulgaria.

Purpose: Within the behavioral guidelines of hospitalized patients who need compensatory nursing care, an assessment of the risk of decubitus ulcers is recommended to be done at regular intervals, in schedule, and after each altered state. The goal of this research is to apply the BRADEN SCALE for assessment of the risk of decubitus ulcers occurring during a hygienic toilet in sick people who need compensatory nursing care.
Material/Methods: An assessment of the risk of decubitus ulcers via using the Braden scale is applied in 120 hospitalized patients during a hygienic toilet. Treatment of decubitus ulcers I and II degree is being performed when the state of the skin and wounds that have already occurred are being established. For processing, analysis and graphic presentation of the results and data, the statistic program SPSS 20.0 is being used.
Results: It's reported that 50, 83% of the respondents have got quite a risk of decubitus wounds occurring, 26,67% are at great risk, and 14,17% are at moderate risk. Only 8, 33% of all patients tested are at light risk.
Conclusions: In all patients tested, a various degree of decubitus wounds occurrence, is reported. This defines the importance of the nurses' hygienic care and activities for the prevention of decubitus ulcers to occur. If the prevention measures of patients who have gotten in a risk group are not observed, every decubitus wound leads to a continuous stay in the hospital and also additional treatment and tests, which automatically prolong and raise the cost of hospital treatment.

Keywords: Assessment of risk of decubitus wound, Decubitus ulcer, Pressure ulcer, Pressure sore, Decubitus, Dry bathing, Nurse, Braden scale,

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Please cite this article as: Georgieva D. Assessment of the risk of decubitus ulcers using BRADEN SCALE. J of IMAB. 2021 Jul-Sep;27(3):3930-3934.
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021273.3930

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Despina Georgieva, Ruse University "Angel Kanchev ", Ruse; 8, Studentska str., POB 7017, Ruse, Bulgaria; E-mail: dpgeorgieva@uni-ruse.bg

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Received: 19 January 2021
Published online: 08 September 2021

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