Comprehensive Oral Care Helps Prevent Hospital-Acquired Nonventilator Pneumonia

Comprehensive Oral Care Helps Prevent Hospital-Acquired Nonventilator Pneumonia

Type: Article
Expiration Date: 03/01/2021
Location: Online


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Overview

Nurses need to emphasize the importance of basic oral care — not just for comfort but also as an essential life-saving measure for patients. Implementing an oral care program with every hospital patient is an indispensable part of the national effort to protect patients from hospital-acquired infections. The goal of this course is to discuss causes and impacts of unaddressed nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia and how basic nursing and oral care can prevent this illness.

Key Learning Outcomes

  
  1. Identify the burden and pathophysiology of nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia.
  2. State the steps for preventing NV-HAP.
  3. Describe a protocol for comprehensive oral care.

Presented By

  

Barbara Quinn, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

Quinn is a clinical nurse specialist with Integrated Quality Services at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, CA.

Dian L. Baker, PhD, APRN-BC-PNP

Baker is a professor in the School of Nursing at California State University, Sacramento.

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