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Dental professionals working in ICUs in Mato Grosso do Sul

Bill that requires the presence of professionals in the sector aims to help combat hospital infections

 
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To reduce the rate of nosocomial infection in intensive care units of hospitals (ICU), the city council of Campo Grande (MS), approved the project of Councilman Mario César, which determines the obligatory presence of dental professionals in the industry in the capital.

The work of these professionals is important, according to the author of the project, as a leading care to prevent the transmission of microorganisms in these environments, which are not yet adopted, is the hygiene of the mouth.

One of the most common infections is pneumonia, which can be easily prevented by following the Dentist. This infection occurs through aspiration of saliva. Without the oral hygiene in 48 hours already accumulate bacterial plaque that will lead to pneumonia, explains a dentist chair of the Dental Hospital of CRO-MS, Juliana Santiago Setti.

The expert says that an oral infection can also change test results, worsen the patient's condition. The mouth is very delicate and should receive attention. One problem with infection may even trigger some diseases such as diabetes and heart failure, warns.

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   Palavras-chave:   Nosocomial infection    Oral care    ICU    Large field    Intensive care    Dentistry    Dentist   
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