Q•Care® and Continue Care™ Systems
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
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.
A published 4-year study using an oral care protocol including Q•Care Oral Care Systems saw a 33% reduction in VAP, plus fewer vent days, shorter length of stay and decreased mortality rates.5
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
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.
Corinz is an antiseptic cleansing and moisturizing oral rinse that contains cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) 0.05% to reduce bacteria. The all-in-one solution makes it easy for you to provide care to ventilated patients.
Q•Care Rx Oral Cleansing and Suctioning System with Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Oral Rinse* is the only comprehensive oral care kit with Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Oral Rinse in a single-unit dose. No mixing or mess associated with mixing solutions, and documentation on the MAR means better compliance to oral care protocol.
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.
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.
Address hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) risk for non-ventilated patients.
Our suction systems and products help address your non-ventilated patients at risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP). Tools easily connect to standard suction lines and help remove plaque, debris and oral secretions. User-friendly thumb port provide easy suction control, quick tool changes and connect to standard suction lines.
Our non-suction systems are available in single use, short-term and extended-term configurations. Perfect for patients who may or may not be able to perform their own oral care in units including Med/Surg and Oncology.
Our Petite Systems are perfect for pediatric patients, or patients with a smaller oral cavity.
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 and Advanced Oral Moisturizer Spray.
Q•Care® Rx with Suction Handle Training (Direct Link)
Q•Care® Rx with Thumb Port Training (Direct Link)
Q•Care® Rx-Compatible, with Corinz™ Training (Direct Link)
Colonization of Dental Plaque and the Importance of Brushing for Hospitalized Patients (PDF)
Tooth Brushing (PDF)
Oral Care and Reducing Risk of VAP (PDF)
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Chlorhexidine Gluconate (PDF)
The Impact of VAP and the Role of Improved Oral Care (PDF)
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
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.