Impact of an Oral Care Intervention among Medical-Surgical Patients

Impact of an Oral Care Intervention among Medical-Surgical Patients

Identification: MSNJ2206
Issue: March-April 2022
Volume: Vol. 31/No. 2
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 04/30/2024
  • 1.30 - CH


Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to identify the impact of using an oral care protocol on the incidence of NV-HAP in patients in an acute care community hospital.

Contact hours available until 4/30/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers, authors):

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.


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Impact of an Oral Care Intervention among Medical-Surgical Patients

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Preetha Nair
4/14/22 11:49 am

very knowledgeble

Cecilia Nguyen
6/4/22 5:25 pm

very good information

Moira Howell
7/4/22 8:32 pm

This is an interesting article to know that oral care has such an effect on the increased risk of pneumonia.

Sandra Slonosky
8/22/22 11:31 am

good article. oral care is definitely the least thought about with nursing care

Lucille Carmeli Lorea
9/2/22 4:48 pm


Lucille Carmeli Lorea
9/2/22 4:59 pm


Tamera Hussey
11/13/22 8:45 pm

Informative. Education to staff oral hygiene is very important in the prevention of hospital acquired pneu. Looking close and providing mouth care makes us aware of our patients needs.(Sores, thrush, dehydration )

Elaine Spurlock
12/31/22 3:30 pm

It’s an essential in our daily plan of care and preventative not only for pneumonia but also other health set back

Van Bellew
2/15/23 1:32 am

Good article on the ABCs of oral care and it's importance though seemingly unimportant in the care of a patient

Danielle Joslin
3/14/23 3:55 pm

good reminders