Oral care has taken on a life of its own in the SLP world, and with good reason! We now know more than ever the importance of good oral hygiene and its impact on health – especially for people with dysphagia.But what can you actually do to move the needle in your facility so patient oral care is a higher priority? Particularly when it comes to preventing non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NVHAP). Dr. Erin McCarthy is here to talk all about that in this week’s episode of the Swallow Your Pride Podcast!

Dr. McCarthy, with over 26 years of experience as an SLP specializing in swallowing disorders, shares her journey from working in acute inpatient settings to establishing her own private practice and spearheading initiatives to improve patient care outcomes. She opens up and shares her project on oral care, highlighting the alarming trend of inadequate oral hygiene among hospitalized patients and the subsequent development of NVHAP.Ready to learn about oral health initiatives and spark a healthy change in your facility?Tune in to this week’s discussion to hear what Dr. McCarthy has to say about it!





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