Session 81: Oral Care: The Missing Piece to the Patient Management Puzzle


Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

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Conference Proceeding

Conference Name

Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Hybrid Convention

Conference Date

2023-02-03 - 2023-02-04


Hospital acquired pneumonia or HAP, has become one of the most common types of hospital acquired infections in the acute care setting. It is in the best interest, financially, of the healthcare system to implement and integrate potential solutions and practice policies that will mitigate the risk for HAP as well as improve the overall quality of patient care offered at their facility. Oral care is becoming an increasingly recognized intervention with positive patient benefits and can help mitigate the risk for patients to develop hospital acquired pneumonia.

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