Oral care practices among critical care nurses in Singapore: a questionnaire survey.

  title={Oral care practices among critical care nurses in Singapore: a questionnaire survey.},
  author={Ee Yuee Chan and Isabel Hui-Ling Ng},
  journal={Applied nursing research : ANR},
  volume={25 3},
BACKGROUND Oral hygiene has an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of critically ill patients. Although a number of studies have examined nurses' oral hygiene practices, few were conducted among nurses caring for critically ill patients or involved Asian nurses. OBJECTIVES The study aims to assess local nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding oral care for critically ill patients. METHODS A descriptive cross-sectional design was used. We developed a 31-item… CONTINUE READING
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