Affective Factors on Oral Care and its Documentation in ICU of Hospitals Affiliated to Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : January 30, 2011, 4 (1); e7083
January 30, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
August 27, 2016
December 30, 2010
M , Abbasszadeh
A , Ranjbar
A , Ranjbar
H . Affective Factors on Oral Care and its Documentation in ICU of Hospitals Affiliated to Kerman University of Medical Sciences,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Introduction: Oral hygiene is one of the main tasks of Intensive Care Unit’s Nurses. This study aimed to determine the
affecting factors of oral cares interventions and its documentation in Kerman University of Medical Sciences intensive
Methods: In this cross sectional study, all the nurses of intensive care units of Kerman University of Medical1 Sciences
hospitals were surveyed and 131 responded. Oral cares questionnaires, underlying factors and nursing reports
assessment check list were used to collect the data. Data were analyzed using descriptive and analytic statistics and
PASW 18 software.
Results: Oral rinse was the most frequent method (82.4%) and the most used solution was chlorhexidine (43.2%).
Documentation of oral care was done by most of the nurses but the information about used methods and outcomes were
not provided. There was a direct relation between intensive care work experience (r=0.332; p<0.05) and priority of the
oral care (rho=0.349, p<0.001) with oral care quality. Viewing oral care as a difficult and unpleasant task had an
indirect relation with oral care (p<0.05).
Conclusion: There was need for education and informing nurses about importance of the oral care and evidence-based
methods of oral care.
Oral care, Intensive Cares Unit, Care documentation.
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