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Pneumonia: Factors Beyond Aspiration (2005)

Published by <p>When a person has pneumonia, the body responds by causing infection and inflammation of the alveoli within the lungs. This inflammation of the lung cells compromises the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange process. The diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) or nosocomial pneumonia is reserved for people developing bacterial pneumonia within a hospital or care facility. […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Implementing the Free Water Protocol Does Not Result in Aspiration Pneumonia Dysphagia: A Systematic Review (2016)

Published by <p>Eight studies were included in this review, from a large search of 2792 total articles. The eight studies selected were randomized control trials. From these eight studies, there were 245 patients identified with oropharyngeal dysphagia after a clinical bedside evaluation or Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). All of the participants were participating with inpatient […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Oral Care and Rates of Pneumonia and Cost of Oral Hygiene (2013)

Published by <p>The authors of this original research study sought to determine whether use of the Bedside Oral Exam (BOE) and the Barrow Oral Care Protocol (BOCP) in intensive care units (ICU) would be beneficial to the oral health of ICU patients. They also evaluated staff response to these assessments, the cost effectiveness of materials needed, and […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Oral Care Staff Cue Cards

Published by <p>These four cue cards are designed to remind staff to follow aspiration precautions. Card #1: Complete oral care before serving a meal. #2: Complete oral care after meals. #3: Put dentures in before a meal. #4: Assist with oral care before bed. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Xerostomia / Dry Mouth

Published by <p>This handout describes the various causes of xerostomia and provides a list of treatment options, including using natural enzymes, adjusting medications, oral rinses and moisturizing products, use of humidifiers, and avoiding dehydrating foods/liquids. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Oral Care and Aspiration Pneumonia

Published by <p>Handout to provide to staff, patients, and family to help communicate the importance of oral care to prevent aspiration pneumonia. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Oral Care and Overall Health

Published by <p>Oral care continues to be one of the most powerful preventative cares in rehabilitation and long-term care settings. This handout describes the latest research showing the effect that oral care can have on overall health, including brain function, heart longevity, and diabetes management. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

How to Complete Oral Care

Published by <p>This handout is designed for staff, patients, family, and caregivers to improve the quality of oral care and reducing the risks associated with oral bacteria in the body. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Candidiasis (Oral Thrush)

Published by <p>This handout is describes the causes, signs/symptoms, treatment, and prevention guidelines, with an emphasis on proper oral care. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>