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How do you perform oral care?
Last Updated: 26th February, 2020
- Sit the patient fully upright or in an elevated side-lying position to prevent aspiration during mouth cleaning.
- Inspect the patient's mouth:
- Remove loose material or debris (especially important if patient is NPO/Nothing by Mouth):
- Brush the teeth with toothpaste.
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Accordingly, what is oral care procedure?
Procedure on oral hygiene. DEFINITION “Oral hygiene cleaning the teeth and the oral cavity of the patient. It includes the measures to prevent the spread of disease from mouth and increase the comfort of the patient.” 4. PURPOSES To maintain the healthy state of mouth, gums, teeth and lips.
Similarly, what are the indications of mouth care? Keep the oral mucosa and lips clean, soft, moist and intact. Remove, and prevent the build-up of food debris/dental plaque without damaging the gingiva. Alleviate pain/discomfort. Prevent halitosis and freshen the mouth.
Likewise, people ask, how often should Mouth Care be performed?
Oral care should be offered at least four times daily or as tolerated. Some patients may need more frequent care.
How do you give oral care to an unconscious patient?
To provide oral care for an unconscious resident, you will need an Emesis basin, a towel, disposable cup and mouthwash, a tongue depressor, a mouth care kit containing commercially prepared swabs and protective gloves. Identify the resident and tell him what you're going to do.