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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000352472.70993.3b

Poor Oral Hygiene in Long-Term Care

Stein, Pamela S. DMD; Henry, Robert G. DMD, MPH

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The poor oral care given to vulnerable patients in long-term care settings can have serious consequences, including increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and pneumonia. Nurses can take action by making sure supplies are in place, promoting oral care to all direct care staff and administrators, and making evidence-based recommendations during resident care conferences.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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