Analysis of Nursing Clinical Practice of Oral Hygiene on Patient with Hemorraghic Stroke – A Case Study

Yuyun Durhayati, Cut Sarida Pompey


Objective: The  purpose  of  this  case  study  was  to  analyze  the  oral  hygiene intervention performed by  nurse  in  stroke  hemorrhagic  patient  in  neurological  ward


Methods: .Oral hygiene interventions were performed by using 0.2% chlorhexidine twice daily for seven days. This case study used oral health assessment tool (OHAT) which the measurements were taken before and after the intervention every day


Results: There was a decrease in oral hygiene assessment score from 9 to 1 which implied an improvement in oral hygiene condition. This study also showed that family of stroke patient was able to perform oral hygiene practice to the patient after simulation performed firstly by nurses


Conclusion: The study recommends that oral hygiene by using 0.2% chlorhexidine needs to be delivered routinely by nurses and continues by the family at home care.


Keywords: chlorhexidine 0.2%, oral hygiene, stroke.

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