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A STUDY ON ORAL CARE PRACTICES IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS AT TWO TERTIARY HOSPITALS IN KELANTAN

Author: KIM SOH, SALIZA MAT YUSOFF, SALIMAH JAPAR, SWEE LEONG ONG, AZURA ABDUL HALAIN, KIM GEOK SOH
Abstract: Dental plaque colonized with bacteria can be aspirated from the oropharynx to the lungs, and leads to Ventilatorassociated Pneumonia. Proper practice of removal the dental plaque by brushing the teeth using the child toothbrush was shown to be effective in preventing the accumulation of dental plaque. This study aims to determine the current oral care practices in the Intensive Care Unit in two tertiary hospitals in Kelantan. The total of 261 nurses participated in this study. The overall finding from this study showed that only a small proportion of the nurses used the child toothbrush for oral care practice. This study showed there is a need to have a standardized protocol for oral care in the ICUs in order to improve nurses oral care practice
Keyword: Intensive Care Unit, nurses, oral care practice
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2018.10.04.004
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Impact Factor for five years is 1.55 (2012 - 2016)

Year 2011 - 2015 Impact Factor - 1.46 Total Publications - 326 Total Citations - 477