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Management of dysphagia in stroke patients

01 April 2011

Nursing Older People

Feature

Dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties, is a common problem in patients affected by stroke and its management is an important aspect of stroke rehabilitation and...

Oral health in hospitalised patients: assessment and hygiene

13 May 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Maintaining oral health is an essential aspect of patient care. Good oral hygiene can reduce the risk of infection and improve patients’ quality of life. This...

Review of the evidence to support oral hygiene in stroke patients

19 May 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Maintaining good oral hygiene in patients who have had a stroke is an essential part of care. This literature review highlights the poor provision of such care in...

Pain management for chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis

08 December 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

The number of children and young people diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year. Pain is a significant side effect of disease, surgery and treatments...

Dental caries in children: a sign of maltreatment or abuse?

01 July 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & science

Healthcare professionals are required to complete regular training in safeguarding children and, in this training, dental caries and poor oral hygiene are often...

Methods for managing residents with dysphagia

30 April 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Nurses working in nursing homes will care for residents who have dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, on a regular basis. Clear, evidence-based guidelines are...

Oral health assessment and mouth care for children and young people receiving palliative care. Part two

01 April 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

This is the second part of a two-part article on oral health assessment and mouth care for children and young people receiving palliative care. This article covers...

Oral hygiene and mouth care for older people in acute hospitals: part 2

30 November 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Acute hospital admission provides an excellent opportunity to address poor oral health in older people, a group rarely seen by dental professionals and for who oral...

Maintaining oral health after stroke

08 August 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Oral care is essential to maintain oral health and prevent complications such as tooth loss, gingivitis and periodontitis. Poor oral hygiene in dependent,...

Improving oral hygiene for patients

07 January 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Systematic reviews and patient safety initiatives recommend that oral hygiene should be part of routine patient care. However, evidence suggests it is often...