Nurses transform mouth care with oral hygiene plan
Catharine Sadler Health writer
Two nurses on the stroke ward at West Middlesex University Hospital devised a single-use oral hygiene kit that hangs on patients’ bedsides
Six days after being admitted to hospital, Henry (not his real name), a frail older man with limited mobility, complained of a sore mouth. On examination he was found to have a dry tongue and said he had not removed or cleaned his dentures since admission.
Nursing Older People. 32, 1, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/nop.32.1.12.s9