Effects of a standard versus comprehensive oral care protocol among intubated neuroscience ICU patients: results of a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Prendergast2012EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a standard versus comprehensive oral care protocol among intubated neuroscience ICU patients: results of a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Virginia Prendergast and Ulf Jakobsson and Stefan Renvert and Ingalill Rahm Hallberg},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={134-46; quiz 147-8}
}
The purpose of the study was to compare changes in oral health during intubation until 48 hours after extubation in neuroscience intensive care unit (ICU) patients enrolled in a standard or a comprehensive oral care protocol. The effects of manual toothbrushing (standard group, n = 31) were compared with those of tongue scraping, electric toothbrushing, and moisturizing (comprehensive group, n = 25) in intubated patients in a neuroscience ICU in a 2-year randomized clinical trial. Oral health… CONTINUE READING
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