oral care - page 2
by spacey 4,927 Views | 14 Comments
Since the disappearance of VAP-guard ...... what are other units using for oral care? It would be great to make a survey -- we are sort of not doing anything but we are considering: (a) Normal Saline (b) Sterile Water ... Read More
- 0Sep 11, '10 by spaceyThanks for the input! -- We've just started using Biotene.... so far I'm not a fan. Many of us seem to find it doesn't help prevent the lip goo the way VAP guard did and it sometimes even seems to turn into a thick gel glob in their mouth an hour or so after application. Seems like the VAP guard just dissolved or was absorbed. Any other experiences with this product..... good or bad?
- 0Oct 6, '11 by nicu/nurseWe have kits made per our NICU's protocol. Right now we are using untreated petite applicator swabs and wetting them with either sterile water or breast milk (if available). The kids are made by Trademark Medical. They have really helped our units compliance. Good luck!
http://trademarkmedical.com/pro/pro-...careswabs.htmlLast edit by nicu/nurse on Oct 6, '11
- 0Nov 10, '11 by nicu/nurseWe use sterile water or breastmilk. We are looking into Biotene. We have an oral care kit. It has really helped with compliance.