Oral Care for Hospitalized Patients


Theauthor of this resource (Jones, 2007), is a renowned professional inthe field of nursing. The resource was written by the author as afull requirement in the attainment of the degree in the field ofPhilosophy. Jones had already accomplished a master of science inNursing Administration. In the provided reference list, the authorhas provided two publications she has contributed. She can be seen asan expert in the field of nursing due to her contribution to thefield of medicine and the level of knowledge she had acquired overthe years (Jones, 2007). The author has been sponsored by theNational Institute for Nursing Research. In my opinion, I don`t seethe sponsor as biased because the agency was playing its role as anational agency.

Otherreferences have fully supported information given in thedissertation. The use of references that have already been used tohandle research in an earlier database is an indication that theinformation given is accurate and very reliable. Also, theinformation seems current because it uses references within a fewyears of publications.

Theresource given has not missed any important detail because it hasbeen in a position to cover the three important areas that cover itsspecific aims (Jones, 2007). However, in addition to the threeimportant areas the resource has covered, it has also been able tocover a fourth area that is &quotfuture research.&quot

Theprimary focus of this resource was to investigate whether toothbrushing has an effect of reducing an incidence ofVentilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) (Go, Gong, Pan, Ni, and Liu,2015). In establishing this, the authors randomized eligible studiesthat focused on mechanically ventilated patients that received oralcare with toothbrushing. The resource indicates that oral careinvolving tooth brushing against those that don`t does not mitigatethe incidence of VAP.

Theaim of the resource was addressing a potential gap in nursingpractice associated with a lack of standardization of oral careoutside of the ICU through engaging an interdisciplinary group so asto come up with a policy as well as evidence-based guidelines fororal care by using a validated oral assessment tool (Drapal, 2015).The resource indicates that nurses have an important responsibilityin offering oral care for care-dependent adults.


Drapal,&nbspS.&nbspC.(2015). Oral Care Practice Guidelines for the Care-DependentHospitalized Adult Outside of the Intensive Care Unit Setting, WaldenUniversity. Retrieved fromhttp://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1408&ampcontext=dissertations

Gu&nbspW.,Gong&nbspY., Pan&nbspL., Ni&nbspY., &amp Liu&nbspJ. (2012). Theimpact of oral care with versus without tooth brushing on theprevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: a systematic reviewand meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, Retrievedfrom http://ccforum.com/content/16/5/R190

Jones,D.J. (2007). RiskReduction: Oral Care, Bacteremia, and Critical Care.Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, United States.