Prevention and Management of Oral Mucositis in Patients With Cancer
Objectives: To review current evidence that applies to the development of a nursing plan of care for the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis related to cytotoxic therapy. Data Sources: Research studies, review articles, evidence-based guidelines, web-based material, and clinical experience. Conclusion: Although high-level research evidence regarding mucositis is limited, use of multiple types of evidence in developing a structured plan of care facilitates improved patient outcomes and the advancement of the current body of knowledge. Implications for Nursing Practice: Nurses play a key role in the identification and use of evidence to guide the care of patients at risk for cytotoxic therapy-related oral mucositis. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
cytotoxic therapy, Oral mucositis, prevention
Eilers, June, and Rita Million. "Prevention and management of oral mucositis in patients with cancer." In Seminars in oncology nursing, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 201-212. WB Saunders, 2007.
Seminars in Oncology Nursing