ID 110269
Title Transcription
ジュウショウ カンジャ ノ コウクウ カンリ : ICU ニオケル センモンテキ コウクウ ケア ノ トリクミ
Title Alternative
Oral health care for severe human cases encountered in Intensive Care Unit : professional oral care at Tokushima University Hospital Intensive Care Unit
Author
Yoshioka, Masami Department of Oral Health Care Education, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Yokoyama, Masaaki Oral Health Management Center, Tokushima University Medical and Dental Hospital
Ichikawa, Tetsuo Oral Health Management Center, Tokushima University Medical and Dental Hospital Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
professional oral care
ventilator-associated pneumonia(VAP)
ICU
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
In-depth oral care toward severe human cases is crucial for the management of their general condition. As a matter of fact, maintenance of a good oral hygiene condition can reduce the risk for developing respiratory diseases such as aspiration pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia. In September 2007, we initiated at Tokushima University Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU)a collaboration between nurses and medical doctors to provide professional oral care to patients. The aim of this activity was to establish a standardized protocol of oral care in order to reduce the risk for infectious disease complications for inpatients undergoing respiratory care. At the initial oral examination, the majority of patients in ICU had dry lips, and showed tongue coating and the presence of oral debris on tooth and oral mucosa surfaces. In addition, we sometimes observed ulcer formation on oral mucosa or tooth mobility, which are conditions that ICU members should pay an attention when fixing the endotracheal tube. Our professional oral care protocol reduced oral debris, dry mouth, and oral malodor to some extent in the majority of patients at ICU. An intensive collaboration between dental professionals with nurses and medical doctors, was favored through this activity. Our long-term objective is to contribute to the maintenance of general condition continuously as a member of multi-professional team.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
65
Issue
1-2
Start Page
12
End Page
19
Sort Key
12
Published Date
2009-04-25
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Oral Sciences