Effective mouth care for seriously ill patients

Trueman, Ian and Rawlings, Carol (2001) Effective mouth care for seriously ill patients. Professional Nurse, 16 (4). pp. 1025-1028. ISSN 1202-9728

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Mouth care is often given low priority by nurses, and carried out by junior or unqualified staff. Proper assessment of the oral cavity is vital; a well-planned, multidisciplinary, regularly evaluated approach to mouth care is essential. Nurses must be familiar with the most and least effective oral-care products, to ensure they deliver high-quality, evidence-based mouth care. Greater liaison with dental staff may help in achieving this.

Keywords:Oral care, terminal illness
Subjects:L Social studies > L431 Health Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:22240
Deposited On:14 Feb 2016 21:28

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