Barbara Braden died
In EWMA, we are sad to share the news that Barbara Braden, who developed the Braden Scale for Pressure ulcer risk assessment, has died. Barbara Braden developed the scale together with Nancy Bergstrom in 1988 and it has since been used widely in the general adult patient population.
The Braden scale uses six areas to rate the risk for pressure ulcers: sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, and friction and shear.
Barbara Braden was Dean of University College at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She received her bachelors at Creighton, her master s at UC San Francisco and her doctorate at University of Texas, Austin
We are thankful for all her important contribution to the field of wound management.
You can read more about the life and thoughts of Barbara Braden in this interview by Wound Care Canada from 2007: