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Nursing management of the infant with an intraoral appliance
Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing
  • G. Budreau
  • Charmaine Kleiber, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
1-1-1987
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs
PubMed ID
3643989
Abstract

A recently developed intraoral device is being used for infants who require orotracheal and orogastric intubation. The purpose of the appliance is to prevent complications associated with long-term intubation, such as palatal groove formation, acquired cleft palate, defective primary dentition, and chronic irritation of the airway. The nursing care required for an infant with this intraoral appliance is described. The procedure for daily removal of the appliance, oral hygiene, and assessment of the oral cavity is presented. Other nursing interventions addressed include provision of non-nutritive sucking, initiation of oral feedings, and parent teaching and support.

Keywords
  • Humans,
  • Infant,
  • Low Birth Weight,
  • Infant,
  • Newborn,
  • Intubation,
  • Gastrointestinal/instrumentation/nursing,
  • Intubation,
  • Intratracheal/instrumentation/nursing,
  • Mouth Protectors,
  • Oral Hygiene,
  • Pediatric Nursing/methods
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing, 16:1 (1987) pp.23-25.
Disciplines
Citation Information
G. Budreau and Charmaine Kleiber. "Nursing management of the infant with an intraoral appliance" Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing Vol. 16 Iss. 1 (1987) p. 23 - 25 ISSN: 0884-2175
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charmaine_kleiber/22/