Evidence-Based Practice

Development and Implementation of an Oral Care Protocol for Patients With Cancer

Rena L. Sieracki

Linda M. Voelz

Tina M. Johannik

Dawn M. Kopaczewski

Kelly Hubert

mucositis, oral mucositis, oral hygiene
CJON 2009, 13(6), 718-722. DOI: 10.1188/09.CJON.718-722

On an inpatient oncology unit, mucositis is a recurrent issue with devastating effects on patients. Available interventions were limited, palliative in nature, and ineffective. Evidence-based preventive measures and treatments were needed; as a result, a nurse-driven, patient-centered oral care protocol was developed.

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