Abstract:AIMS: to evaluate the accuracy of the Braden and Waterlow risk assessment scales in
critically ill inpatients. METHOD: this prospective cohort study, with 55 patients in intensive care units, was
performed through evaluation of sociodemographic and clinical variables, through
the application of the scales (Braden and Waterlow) upon admission and every 48
hours; and through the evaluation and classification of the ulcers into
categories. RESULTS: the pressure ulcer incidence was 30.9%, with the Braden and Water…
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