A cross-sectional study on nurses' oral care practice for mechanically ventilated patients in Malaysia.

@article{Soh2011ACS,
  title={A cross-sectional study on nurses' oral care practice for mechanically ventilated patients in Malaysia.},
  author={Kim Lam Soh and Kim Geok Soh and Salimah Japar and Rosna Abdul Raman and Patricia M Davidson},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 5-6},
  pages={733-42}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the strategies, methods and frequency of oral care provided for mechanically ventilated patients in Malaysian intensive care units. The study also described nurses' attitudes to providing oral care and their knowledge of the mode of transmission of ventilator-associated pneumonia. BACKGROUND Oral care is an important nursing intervention in the intensive care unit to reduce dental plaque. Dental plaque provides a repository for respiratory… CONTINUE READING