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Oral Care: Special Considerations (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea

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    00:00 Let's talk about some important key notes in regard to denture care. Now we need to make sure as healthcare providers not to drop the dentures in the sink or on the floor.

    00:14 This could chip them and they could really costly to our client. Now, when we're talking about dentures in a patient's room, we usually have denture cups on the floor and we really want to make sure we use these for our client. It's also a good idea to label it because we can use this cup for a couple of things. We can store it there and also soak it overnight, but it gives a designated place for the dentures to stay so we don't lose those. And again, like we had talked about, make sure you label them with the client's name and a sticker.

    00:46 Alright, so really important and this happens a lot. I don't know if you remember as a kid and you had a retainer and you stuck it on your food tray and then tossed your lunch and then you had to go dig into the trash? This is what we do not want to do in the hospital with very costly dentures of our patient. So, always check our patient's food tray before you remove it from the room.


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    The lecture Oral Care: Special Considerations (Nursing) by Samantha Rhea is from the course Oral Hygiene for Bedridden Patients (Nursing).


    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Always check the client's food tray for their dentures.
    2. Remember that the dentures are indestructible.
    3. Wrap and store the dentures in a damp paper towel.
    4. Label the denture cup with the client's room number.

    Author of lecture Oral Care: Special Considerations (Nursing)

     Samantha Rhea

    Samantha Rhea


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