First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Juliette CanzonaFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Oral Care

Mentor/s

Professor Arsan-Siemasko

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Oral care is a fundamental intervention led by nurses which provides patient comfort and prevents adverse outcomes in critically ill patient’s. Evidence shows that the neglect of oral care places a patient at a higher risk for HAI’s, mortality, longer hospital stays, increased duration of mechanical ventilation and increased cost in their care (Lombardo, 2022). Many barriers to implementing frequently performed oral care have been established through research and studies. These barriers include time restraints due to understaffing and high workloads, competing clinical priorities, lack of knowledge, unaware of guidelines/protocol, and nurse’s own biases/ perception of oral care. The goal of the project was to encourage the intended audience, registered nurses on unit 9N to prioritize performing individualized oral care on all patient’s. This clinical problem is important specifically to this setting on unit 9N because many patients have endotracheal tubes, tracheostomies, or are on a ventilator. When focusing on the audits of oral care documentation, oral care was not being documented as often as it is supposed to be. Oral care has also not been getting done as frequently and thoroughly as it is supposed to be mainly due to high workload and time restraints on the unit. Therefore, the project addresses ways to work time efficiently in order to fit oral care within your plan of care.

College and Major available

College of Nursing

Location

Session 8: Digital Commons & Martire Room 348

Start Day/Time

4-26-2023 3:30 PM

End Day/Time

4-26-2023 4:45 PM

Students' Information

My name is Juliette Canzona I am a nursing major in the Thomas More Honors Program planned to graduate in May 2023.

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Apr 26th, 3:30 PM Apr 26th, 4:45 PM

Oral Care

Session 8: Digital Commons & Martire Room 348

Oral care is a fundamental intervention led by nurses which provides patient comfort and prevents adverse outcomes in critically ill patient’s. Evidence shows that the neglect of oral care places a patient at a higher risk for HAI’s, mortality, longer hospital stays, increased duration of mechanical ventilation and increased cost in their care (Lombardo, 2022). Many barriers to implementing frequently performed oral care have been established through research and studies. These barriers include time restraints due to understaffing and high workloads, competing clinical priorities, lack of knowledge, unaware of guidelines/protocol, and nurse’s own biases/ perception of oral care. The goal of the project was to encourage the intended audience, registered nurses on unit 9N to prioritize performing individualized oral care on all patient’s. This clinical problem is important specifically to this setting on unit 9N because many patients have endotracheal tubes, tracheostomies, or are on a ventilator. When focusing on the audits of oral care documentation, oral care was not being documented as often as it is supposed to be. Oral care has also not been getting done as frequently and thoroughly as it is supposed to be mainly due to high workload and time restraints on the unit. Therefore, the project addresses ways to work time efficiently in order to fit oral care within your plan of care.

 

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