The nurse is caring for a client with a Braden score of 13. How does the nurse interpret this client’s risk of skin breakdown?

  • high risk
  • mild risk
  • severe risk
  • moderate risk
Number 4 is correct.
This client is at moderate risk for skin breakdown. The Braden scale is a tool used to assess client’s risk of skin breakdown. A score of 15 – 16 indicates mild risk, 12 – 14 indicates moderate risk, and a score of less than 11 indicates severe risk.