Dental hygiene intervention to prevent nosocomial pneumonias.

  title={Dental hygiene intervention to prevent nosocomial pneumonias.},
  author={Caren M. Barnes},
  journal={The journal of evidence-based dental practice},
  volume={14 Suppl},
UNLABELLED Nosocomial and ventilator associated pneumonias that plague critically ill, elderly and long-term care residents could be reduced with effective oral hygiene practices facilitated collaboratively between nurses and dental hygienists. BACKGROUND Nosocomial pneumonias, specifically aspiration pneumonias and ventilator-associated pneumonias in the elderly and infirm have become a major health care issue, The provision of oral care in hospital and hospital-like facilities presents… CONTINUE READING
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