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Oral care in immunocompromised patients

CPD Hours

1.0

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Overview

This module discusses the importance of oral assessment, oral care regimes, treatments, and patient education for effective oral care and prevention of disease in the nursing care of immunocompromised patients.

Learning Objective

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Identify common oral diseases for immunocompromised patients
  • Discuss the importance of oral assessment for the oral care of immunocompromised patients
  • Explain how to use oral assessment tools, such as the modified Beck Oral Assessment Score (BOAS) for immunocompromised patients
  • Describe the different components of an effective oral care regimen for immunocompromised patients
  • Outline the treatment of the common oral diseases in immunocompromised patients
  • Discuss the importance of patient education for the oral care of immunocompromised patients

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