Ethnographic Investigation of Oral Care in the Intensive Care Unit

Author(s): Craig Dale, RN, PhD, Jan Angus, RN, PhD, Tasnim Sinuff, MD, PhD, and Louise Rose, RN, PhD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires May 01, 2018

Topics: Pulmonary

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NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Oral care plays a clear and important role in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia. However, few studies have explored the actual work of oral care by nurses in the intensive care unit.


  • Identify the potential barriers to oral care delivery for intubated intensive care unit (ICU) patients
  • Discuss the implications to practice as a result of this study
  • Identify additional research needed to expand the evidence base for oral care delivery

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