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Evidence-based practice, nursing student project, oral care, oral assessment



  1. Gardiner, Kylah BSN, RN
  2. Mistretta, David BSN, RN
  3. Rader, Breanna BSN, RN
  4. Walker, Karen BSN, RN


This article presents the results of a project conducted by senior nursing students to determine if oral care could reduce the number of complications suffered by patients in critical-care units. The students also helped develop an evidence-based policy for oral care.