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VALUE OF CLINICAL PULMONARY INFECTION SCORE IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS: BETWEEN THE USE OF CHLORHEXIDINE AND PIPER BETLE LINN MOUTHWASH Hamid, Irfany Nurul; Pujiastuti, Rr Sri Endang; Widigdo, Dwi Ari; Saha, Djenta
Belitung Nursing Journal Vol 4, No 1 (2018): January-February 2018
Publisher : Belitung Nursing Journal

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Background: One of the complications of ventilator use in patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP). Oral hygienes is one of the methods to prevent VAP.Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the value of clinical infection score (CPIS) in critically ill patients after given oral hygiene using chlorhexidine and Piper betle Linn mouthwash.Methods: This was an observational study with cross-sectional study design, which consisted of two intervention groups. Thirty respondents were selected using total sampling, with 15 respondents randomly assigned in each group. Independent t-test was used for data analysis.Results: Findings showed that  the mean of CPIS in the Piper betle Linn group was 3.80 and the mean of CPIS in the chlorhexidine group was 4.07.Conclusion: CPIS in the treatment group using Piper betle Linn mouthwash was lower than the mean of CPIS in the treatment group using clorhexidine.