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Table 4 Oral health nursing educational needs in hospitalized patients

From: Nurses’ educational needs in the oral health of inpatients at Yazd Province in Iran: a Delphi study

Oral health education priorities for nurses
1 Oral Anatomy and physiology
2 Learning the signs and symptoms of common oral diseases
3 Learning of oral medications and administration
4 Learning the drugs that cause damage to the mouth and teeth
5 Training in managing dental emergencies
6 Patient education for tooth brushing and taking care of the mouth, especially in the elderly patient
7 Providing oral and dental care training for unconscious patients
8 Providing oral and dental care training for NPO patients
9 Providing oral and dental care for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy
10 Providing oral and dental care for patients admitted to critical care unit