Oral care for older people: don’t forget your toothbrush
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Oral care for older people: don’t forget your toothbrush

Nicky Hayes Consultant editor, Nursing Older People

In this issue of Nursing Older People, we take a much-needed look at the elusive issue of oral hygiene and mouth care for older people in hospital. Even if you are not of the generation of nurses who were inducted into the use of glycerine and lemon swabs, and pink sponges for mouth care, read on: we still have much to learn about how to get this fundamental aspect of care right.

Nursing Older People. 29, 9, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/nop.29.9.5.s1

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