Oral Care Protocol

Oral Care Protocol

PEP Topic 

An oral care protocol is a prescribed, routine care plan that clinicians use to educate and treat patients with cancer. The foundation of an oral care protocol is good oral hygiene. Various protocols may include different cleansing and treatment regimens. The singular component of any oral care protocol is consistency of use, and consistent oral care has been shown to have a positive effect for mucositis prevention and management. The effectiveness of any specific protocol depends on the specific agents used within the protocol and the degree to which those individual agents have been shown to be effective by synthesized evidence.

Recommended for Practice

Research Evidence Summaries

Guideline/Expert Opinion

Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis