The importance of mouth care in preventing infection
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The importance of mouth care in preventing infection

Gladys Xavier Public Health Infection Control Nurse, Redbridge and Waltham Forest Health Authority, Essex

Most patients can benefit from nurses taking an active interest in their oral hygiene. Gladys Xavier describes how effective mouth care can improve a patient’s quality of life and prevent serious infections.

Nursing Standard. 14, 18, 47-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2000.01.14.18.47.c2745

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