Provides Mouth Care
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Explains procedure, speaking clearly, slowly, and directly, maitianing face-to-face contact whenever possible.
Privacy is provided with curtain, screen, or door
Before providing mouth care, client is in upright sitting position (45-90 degrees)
Puts on clean gloves before cleaning mouth
Places clothing protector across chest before providing mouth care
Cleans mouth (including tongue and surfaces of teeth) using gentle motions
Maintains clean technique with placement of toothbrush
Holds emesis basin to chin while client rinses mouth
Wipes mouth and removes clothing protector
Empties, rinses, and dries basin
Places used toothbrush in basin
After rinsing basin, places basin in designated dirty supple area
Disposes of clothing protector appropriately
After placing basin in designated dirty supply area, and disposing of used linen, removes and disposes of gloves (without contaminating self) into waste container and washes hands
Signaling device is within reach and bed is in low position
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