Braden QD Scale for assessment of immobility and device-related pressure ulcer risk in pediatric patients
The Braden QD Scale was developed by Martha A.Q. Curley, R.N., Ph.D., in collaboration with Natalie R. Hasbani, M.P.H., Sandy M. Quigley, R.N., M.S.N., Judith J. Stellar, R.N., M.S.N., Tracy A. Pasek, R.N., D.N.P., Stacey S. Shelley, R.N., M.S.N., Lindyce A. Kulik, R.N., M.S., Tracy B. Chamblee, R.N., Ph.D., Mary Anne Dilloway, R.N., B.S., Catherine N. Caillouette, R.N., M.S., Margaret A. McCabe, R.N., Ph.D., David Wypij, Ph.D.
Copyright and Permission to use the Braden QD Scale
Copyright for the Braden QD Scale is held by its creator: Copyright 2018 Martha A. Q. Curley, All Rights Reserved.
You are free to reproduce and use the Braden QD Scale, without modification, for research or clinical practice. The Braden QD Scale may be reproduced on forms with hospital or clinical unit letterhead or logos, or used in hospital based electronic record systems. Please cite: Curley, M.A.Q., Hasbani, N.R., Quigley, S.M., Stellar, J.J., Pasek, T.A., Shelley, S.S., Kulik, L.A., Chamblee, T.B., Dilloway, M.A., Caillouette, C.N., McCabe, M.A., Wypij, D., (2018) Predicting pressure injury risk in pediatric patients: the Braden QD Scale. J Pediatr 2018;192:189-95). Copyright Attribution should be included as follows: Copyright 2018 Martha A. Q. Curley, All Rights Reserved.
You may not remove or alter the copyright language embedded into the footer of the Braden QD Scale. The Braden QD Scale may not be used for commercial purposes or monetized without the express written permission from Dr. Martha A.Q. Curley. If you would like to republish the tool in any form external to your organization, you will have to obtain permission from the copyright holder – Dr. Martha A.Q. Curley. Permission requests should be made in writing to Dr. Curley: MAQCurley@gmail.com.
Requests to translate the Braden QD into another language should be made in writing to Dr. Curley: MAQCurley@gmail.com. Forward and back translations must be certified for accuracy. Translations must include the following language: “Adapted with permission from the Braden Q.D. Scale, Copyright 2018 Martha A. Q. Curley, all rights reserved.”
Any translations must be made freely available for research or clinical practice. Translations may not be used for commercial purposes or monetized without the written permission from Dr. Martha A.Q. Curley.
Braden QD Training Video:This 20-minute training video demonstrates how to use the Braden QD. The video concludes with several scenario-based training exercises. Please note that the video is only to be used for educational purposes and that no aspect of this video should be reproduced without permission.
Braden QD Self-Learning Module (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia):
Click here for the Braden QD Scale Interactive Module