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Lack of adherence to guidelines calling for oral care four times daily warrants consideration of SLP-led individualized oral care plans instead.
February 4, 2022
The benefits of a clean mouth cannot be understated, and no one knows this better than SLPs working with the dysphagia population. An abundance of literature supports consistent and comprehensive oral care in our most fragile populations, and current guidelines support oral care provision four times a day.
But what happens when these well-supported guidelines simply aren’t followed? …
Gurgel-Juarez, N., Mallet, K., Egan, M., Blacquiere, D., Laneville, A., Perrier, M., Martineau, I., & Flowers, H. (2022) Oral care in acute stroke. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. https://doi.org/10/1044/2021_PERSP-21-00108 [Available to ASHA SIG members]
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