NURSING ASSISTANT IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ORAL MUCOSITIS IN ONCOLOGY PATIENTS


NURSING ASSISTANT IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ORAL MUCOSITIS IN ONCOLOGY PATIENTS


Santana J.C1; Barbosa I.C.L2; Melo R.R2; Santos T.C.L2; Silva L.D2; Rodrigues A.J.3

1Estudante do Curso de Enfermagem – UFPE; 2Estudante do Curso de Enfermagem – UNINASSAU. 3Professora Substituta do Departamento de Enfermagem – UFPE.


Global Journal of Nursing

Oral mucositis is a sequel of cytoreductive treatment induced by radiotherapy and / or chemotherapy, with signs and symptoms ranging from pain, swelling and burning sensation, to ulcerations in the oral mucosa. The nursing staff should be able to offer therapies that give the patient better quality of life, once because the professionals develops closer contact with the patient and family. To analyze the scientific evidences about nursing assistant in the management of oral mucositis in oncology patients. Integrative Review in databases LILACS, Scopus, SciELO, LILACS and BDENF with complete articles published in the last 10 years, in Portuguese, English and Spanish. It was demonstrated that nurses can provide treatments such as oral hygiene, administration of analgesics, cryotherapy, treatment of xerostomia, chlorhexidine rinses, sodium bicarbonate and other substances that promotes pain control in patients with consequent increase of quality of life. The impact of nurses’ actions in improving the patient, control of oral mucositis, as well as studies that generate strong evidence for the development and / or enhancement of new nursing care are aspects to consider this issue.


Keywords: Nursing; Oral Mucositis; Oncology; Therapeutics

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Santana J.C; Barbosa I.C.L; Melo R.R; Santos T.C.L; Silva L.D; Rodrigues A.J.. NURSING ASSISTANT IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ORAL MUCOSITIS IN ONCOLOGY PATIENTS. Global Journal of Nursing , 2019, 2:10


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