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ISSN: 2247-2452

Oral Health and Dental Management
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24th International Conference and Exhibition on Dentistry & Oral Health

Sara Mohamed Ibrahim, Amal Mohamed Mudawi and Osama Omer
Al-Neelain University, Sudan
University of Khartoum, Sudan
University of Dublin, Ireland
ScientificTracks Abstracts: Oral Health Dent Manag
DOI: 10.4172/2247-2452-C1-051
Abstract
The aim of this study was to describe the intensive care unit (ICU) nurses’ knowledge, attitude, and practice of mouth care for their patients. This is a cross sectional hospital based study. A total of 154 ICU nurses were randomly selected from seven government hospitals in Khartoum state and were invited to take part in this study. 97.4% of ICU nurses had high knowledge of the importance of mouth care for ICU patients and similarly for the priority of mouth care. However, only 20% of nurses were found to apply good practice. 64.5% of the nurses received training in mouth care provision, and (81%) indicated that further training would be beneficial. The oral care practice of ICU nurses ranged between average among 57% and poor among 23%. The study highlighted the need for setting of ICU protocols and adoption of advanced training for ICU nurses.
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