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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2006;13(3): 351
0.1% 클로르헥시딘을 이용한 구강간호와 생리식염수를 이용한 구강간호의 구강내 병원균 발생빈도 비교
이은남1, 박희숙2, 김수미3, 박미자4, 이영진5, 장미라6, 안향남7, 주현옥8
1동아대학교 간호학과
2동아대학교의료원 중환자실
3동아대학교의료원 중환자실
4동아대학교의료원 중환자실
5동아대학교의료원 중환자실
6동아대학교의료원 중환자실
7동아대학교의료원 중환자실
8동아대학교 간호학과
Comparison of Oral Hygiene Effects between 0.1% Chlorhexidine and Normal Saline on the Incidence of Oral Pathogens
Eun-Nam Lee1, Hee-Sook Park2, Soo-Mi Kim3, Mi-Ja Park4, Young-Jin Lee5, Mi-Ra Jang6, Hyang-Nam An7, Hyeon-Ok Ju8
1Department of Nursing, Dong-A university
2Dong-A University Medical Center
3Dong-A University Medical Center
4Dong-A University Medical Center
5Dong-A University Medical Center
6Dong-A University Medical Center
7Dong-A University Medical Center
8Department of Nursing, Dong-A university
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of oral hygiene with 0.1% chlorhexidine or with normal saline on the incidence of pathogens in the oral cavity of patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU).
Method: A quasi experimental design with non-equivalent control group and non-synchronized design was used. For the study 46 patients were recruited from a university hospital (24 for the experimental group, 22 for the control group). patients in the experimental group received mouth care with 0.1% chlorhexidine gluconate and those in the control group received mouth care with normal saline twice a day for 7 days in a row. Oral samples were taken for bacterial cultures on admission day, the 4th day and the 7th day for both groups.
Results: The incidence of oral pathogens decreased in the experimental group, and increased in the control group. There was no significant difference in the incidence of oral pathogens between the two groups. However oral hygiene using 0.1% chlorhexidine gluconate decreased the incidence of oral pathogens significantly for patients who already had pathogenic bacteria in their mouths on the admission day.
Conclusion: The results suggest that mouth care with 0.1% chlorhexidine is effective for decreasing the incidence of oral infection for ICU patients who have oral infections.
Key words: Chlorhexidine | Oral hygiene | Intensive care unit
주요어: 클로르헥시딘 | 구강간호 | 중환자