A client who is undergoing radiation therapy develops mucositis. Which of the following interventions should be included in the client’s plan of care?
1. Increasing mouth care to twice per shift.
2. Providing the client with hot tea to drink.
3. Promoting regular flossing of teeth.
4. Using half-strength hydrogen peroxide on mouth ulcers.
Mucositis is an inflammation of the oral mucosa caused by radiation therapy. It is important that the client with mucositis receive meticulous mouth care, including flossing, to prevent the development of an infection. Mouth care should be provided before and after each meal, at bedtime, and more frequently as needed. Extremes of temperature should be avoided in food and drink. Half- strength hydrogen peroxide is too harsh to use on irritated tissues.
CN: Reduction of risk potential; CL: Synthesize
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