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Article citations


Juan, S., Helen, P. and Sonja, W. (2011) A Survey of Oral Care Practices in South African Intensive Care Units. SAJCC, 27, 42-46.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Oral Care for Intensive Care Unit Patients

    AUTHORS: Sara Mohamed Ibrahim, Amal Mohamed Mudawi, Osama Omer

    KEYWORDS: Oral Health, Intensive Care Unit, Nurses’ Knowledge

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Stomatology, Vol.5 No.7, July 15, 2015

    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to describe the intensive care unit (ICU) nurses’ knowledge, attitude, and practice of mouth care for their patients. This is a cross sectional hospital based study. A total of 154 ICU nurses were randomly selected from seven governmental hospitals in Khartoum state and were invited to take part in this study. 97.4% of ICU nurses had high knowledge of the importance of mouth care for ICU patients and similarly for the priority of mouth care. However, only 20% of nurses were found to apply good practice. 64.5% of the nurses received training in mouth care provision, and (81%) indicated that further training would be beneficial. The oral care practice of ICU nurses ranged between average among 57% and poor among 23%. The study highlighted the need for setting of ICU protocols and adoption of advanced training for ICU nurses.