Provide Comprehensive Oral Hygiene with

Q•Care® Systems

Address risk factors for hospital-acquired pneumonia

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

Comprehensive oral care for all of your patients

As the true pioneer of clinical oral care, our innovative products have 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® Oral Cleansing & Suctioning Systems provide comprehensive 24-hour oral care focused on cleaning, debriding, suctioning and moisturizing while helping you comply with your oral care protocol. It’s also available with Q-Care featuring Sage Oral Solution in a convenient, single-dose bottle, and burst-pouch.
REFERENCES: 1. Schleder B, et al., J Advocate Health Care. 2002 Spr/Sum;4(1):27-30. 2. Tablan OC, et al., Guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated pneumonia, 2003, Recommendations of CDC and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), 2003. 3. Scannapieco FA, J Peridontology, 1999 Jul; 70(7):793-802. 4. Fourrier F, et al., Crit Care Med. 1998;26:301-8.

Oral Hygiene

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Beating Biofilms with Comprehensive Oral Care

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

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Clean
Brushing and suctioning with an antiseptic agent kills2 and mechanically removes bacterial biofilms (dental plaque) from teeth and oral tissues.
Debride
Swabbing and suctioning with Perox-A-Mint® solution helps remove dead, loosened biofilms.3
Moisturize
Water-based formula soothes and moisturizes oral tissues.

 

REFERENCES: 1. GHX Trend Report (Dollars), 1st Quarter, 2012 Hospital; Annualized markets based on last 4 quarters data. 2. Oral Health Care Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Antigingivitis/Antiplaque Drug Products; Establishment of a Monograph; Federal Register, 68(103):32232-87. 3. Oral Health Care Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Tentative Final Monograph; Federal Register, 53(17): 2436-61.

Innovative Tools and Solutions Proven Effective Against VAP and HAP Risk Factors

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.
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Toothette Suction Toothbrush

Helps remove dental plaque,1,2 debris and oral secretions, all known to harbour potential respiratory pathogens.3,4,5,6
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  • Available with sodium bicarbonate to mechanically cleanse.
  • Swab on back of brush helps deliver cleansing solution.
  • User-friendly thumb port provides easy suction control.
  • Three suction ports to avoid clogging. Keeps open path for debris.

Toothette Suction Swab

Helps remove debris and oral secretions while stimulating oral tissues 1,2,7,8 between brushings.
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  • Available with sodium bicarbonate to mechanically cleanse.
  • Soft foam heads gentle on delicate oral tissues.
  • User-friendly thumb port provides easy suction control.
  • Non-suction swabs available.

Covered Yankauer

Helps remove debris and secretions.
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  • Soft tip gentle on fragile oral tissues.
  • User-friendly, one-piece design

 

REFERENCES: 1. DeWalt EM, Nurse Res. 1975 Mar-Apr;24(2):104-8. 2. Pearson LS, Hutton JL, J Adv Nurs. 2002 Sep;39(5):480-9. 3. Scannapieco FA, Stewart EM, Mylotte JM, Crit Care Med. Jun 1992;20(6):740-5. 4. Scannapieco FA, J Periodontology. 1999 Jul; 70(7):793-802. 5. Fourrier F, et al., Crit Care Med. 1998; 26: 301-8. 6. Sole ML, et al., Am J Crit Care. 2002 Mar; 11(2): 141-9. 7. Schleder B, et al., J Advocate Health Care. 2002 Spr/Sum; 4(1):27-30. 8. Schleder BJ, Nursing Mgmt. 2003 Aug; 34(8):27-33.

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24- Hour Suction System

Q•Care® Oral Cleansing and Suctioning System with Sage Burst Packet

Q•Care Oral Cleansing and Suctioning System with Sage Oral Solution* is the only comprehensive oral care kit.

  • Convenient q4° or q8° packaging laying out each step.
  • Minimal setup—less time opening packaging and more time for oral care.
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*Sage Oral Solution Ingredients: water (aqua), alcohol, glycerin, PEG-40 sorbitan diisostearate, aroma, chlorhexidine digluconate, sodium saccharin, Blue 1 (CI42090).

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Q-Care® Oral Cleansing and Suctioning System w/ Thumbport Tools

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.

  • Easy-to-use, sequential q4° packaging lays out each step.
  • Minimal setup – less time opening packaging and more time for oral care.
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Q•Care® Oral Cleansing and Suctioning System w/ Suction Handle

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.

  • Easy-to-use, sequential q8° packaging lays out each step.
  • Minimal setup – less time opening packaging and more time for oral care.
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Single-Use Suction Systems

For patients at risk of aspiration pneumonia.

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Components

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, Mouth Moisturizer.

 

Q•Care 6934-BP Training (Direct Link)

 

What the Experts Say

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)

Clinical Support

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
AJCC

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.

Clinical Information