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J Korean Dysphagia Soc 2012; 2(1): 31-34

Published online January 1, 2012

Copyright © The Korean Dysphagia Society.

Strategies of Oral Hygiene Care for Prevention of Aspiration Pneumonia in Dysphasia Patients

Myung Sook Park

Department of Nursing Science, Sun Moon University, Asan, Korea

Abstract

Aspiration pneumonia is common problem in patients with dysphagia. Many articles reported effective oral hygiene
care reduced occurrence of aspiration pneumonia via oral clearance of pathogenic oropharyngeal colonization.
Based on the current research findings and guidelines, normal oral cavity, common oral disease, general oral hygiene
care and special oral care for patients with cognitive impairment were described. Effective oral hygiene care
will be helpful for prevention for aspiration pneumonia in patients with dysphagia. To provide effective oral hygiene
care for dysphagia patients, education program for nursing staffs would be essential.

Keywords: Dysphasia, Oral hygiene, Aspiration, Pneumonia

Article

J Korean Dysphagia Soc 2012; 2(1): 31-34

Published online January 1, 2012

Copyright © The Korean Dysphagia Society.

Strategies of Oral Hygiene Care for Prevention of Aspiration Pneumonia in Dysphasia Patients

Myung Sook Park

Department of Nursing Science, Sun Moon University, Asan, Korea

Abstract

Aspiration pneumonia is common problem in patients with dysphagia. Many articles reported effective oral hygiene
care reduced occurrence of aspiration pneumonia via oral clearance of pathogenic oropharyngeal colonization.
Based on the current research findings and guidelines, normal oral cavity, common oral disease, general oral hygiene
care and special oral care for patients with cognitive impairment were described. Effective oral hygiene care
will be helpful for prevention for aspiration pneumonia in patients with dysphagia. To provide effective oral hygiene
care for dysphagia patients, education program for nursing staffs would be essential.

Keywords: Dysphasia, Oral hygiene, Aspiration, Pneumonia

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