The Setting for Implementation of the Research Utilization Plan

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The Setting for Implementation of the Research Utilization Plan
Oral hygiene for elderly
intubated
patient who are acutely or chronically ill is the responsibility of the nurse. Intubation and the medications prescribed for acute and chronically ill patients antagonizes the mucosa in the mouth leading to oral complications during hospitalization (
Ganz
, et al., 2009).
There are interventions for nurses to use that will provide effective oral hygiene. The nurse is responsible for making oral hygiene a daily ritual in patient care. It is important to note that acute and chronically ill patients are dependent on nurses. Nurses bare the responsibility to improve patient care outcomes (
Stiefel
, et al., 2004).
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