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Keywords

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

 

Authors

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

Abstract

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.