Prevention and Management of Oral Mucositis in Patients With Cancer

June Eilers, Rita Million

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Objectives: To review current evidence that applies to the development of a nursing plan of care for the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis related to cytotoxic therapy. Data Sources: Research studies, review articles, evidence-based guidelines, web-based material, and clinical experience. Conclusion: Although high-level research evidence regarding mucositis is limited, use of multiple types of evidence in developing a structured plan of care facilitates improved patient outcomes and the advancement of the current body of knowledge. Implications for Nursing Practice: Nurses play a key role in the identification and use of evidence to guide the care of patients at risk for cytotoxic therapy-related oral mucositis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-212
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Oral mucositis
  • cytotoxic therapy
  • prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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