Hospital-acquired pneumonias (HAP), including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and non-ventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP), often start in the oral cavity.1,2 Bacteria, including dental plaque, can colonize in the oropharyngeal area,3 and these pathogens can be aspirated into the lungs, causing infection.4 These common risk factors put both your ventilated patients and your independent patients at risk for HAP. START A FREE TRIAL
As the true pioneer of clinical oral care, Sage developed innovative products that helped set the standard now recognized in professional guidelines. Our comprehensive systems have helped increase compliance and reduce the risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia.
Q•Care Systems address key VAP risk factors with a comprehensive approach based on cleaning, debriding, suctioning, and moisturizing the entire oral cavity. Each 24-hour system incorporates innovative tools and effective solutions, all while facilitating compliance to your oral care protocol. 88% of the oral care market is trusted to Sage oral care.1
With multiple products incorporating innovative tools and effective solutions, proven clinical outcomes, and effective compliance programs, it’s no wonder that Toothette® is the market leader in oral care.
Q•Care Oral Cleansing and Suctioning System with Sage Oral Solution* is a comprehensive oral care kit.
*Sage Oral Solution Ingredients: water (aqua), alcohol, glycerin, PEG-40 sorbitan diisostearate, aroma, chlorhexidine digluconate, sodium saccharin, Blue 1 (CI42090).
Q•Care Oral Cleansing and Suctioning Systems with Thumb Port tools make it easy for you to provide comprehensive 24-hour oral care while facilitating compliance to your oral care protocol. Easy, one-piece tools attach directly to suction lines for quicker oral care.
Q•Care Oral Cleansing and Suctioning Systems with Suction Handle tools make it easy for you to provide comprehensive 24-hour oral care while facilitating compliance to your oral care protocol. The suction handle provides variable suction control and allows for quick tool changes.
For patients at risk of aspiration pneumonia.
Our quality components allow you to tailor oral hygiene to meet the exact needs of your patients. Components come in multiple packaging configurations and include multiple swabs, cleansing solutions, and Mouth Moisturizer.
Colonization of Dental Plaque and the Importance of Brushing for Hospitalized Patients (PDF)
Tooth Brushing (PDF)
Oral Care and Reducing Risk of VAP (PDF)
The Impact of VAP and the Role of Improved Oral Care (PDF)
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) — Improving Practice With An Audited Oral Care Intervention (PDF)
Gray K, Jarvis S, Bomford J, Hayden P
Nandita Divekar Medway Maritime Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Gillingham, Kent, UK
What’s a Comprehensive Oral Care System? (PDF)
Oral Care for Patients at Risk for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
AACN Oral Care 2010 Practice Alert
Reducing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Through Advanced Oral-Dental Care: A 48-Month Study
Garcia R, Jendresky L, Colbert L, Bailey A, Zaman M, Majumder M
Non-Ventilator Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (NV-HAP) in the ICU: Incidence and Prevention (PDF)
Quinn B, Baker D, Parise C
Poster Presented at AACN-NTI (Amer Assoc of Critical Care Nurses/National Teaching Institute), 2013
Click for a complete listing of clinical evidence to support your prevention efforts.