The importance of patients' oral health and nurses'role in assessing and maintaining it.

Malkin, B. (2009) The importance of patients' oral health and nurses'role in assessing and maintaining it. Nursing times, 105 (17). pp. 19-23. ISSN 09547762 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Oral hygiene is undervalued in terms of its effects on patient health and nutrition. Effective oral care reduces infection and promotes health. This article explores the evidence for appropriate assessment of oral health and provides guidance for effective oral care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: denture, evidence based practice, health, human, infection control, instrumentation, methodology, mouth hygiene, nurse attitude, nursing, nursing assessment, practice guideline, quality control, review, risk factor, standard, Benchmarking, Dentures, Evidence-Based Practice, Humans, Infection Control, Nurse's Role, Nursing Assessment, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Risk Factors
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 19:46
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 19:46
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2487

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