Provide Comprehensive Oral Hygiene with

Q•Care® and Continue 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 Rx featuring Sage (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12%) Oral Rinse in a convenient, single-dose bottle.
  • Q•Care® Continue Care™ & Suction Systems address pneumonia risk for your non-ventilated patients. This system also includes Corinz™ Oral Antiseptic and Moisturizer – an all-in-one solution that contains cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) 0.05% to reduce bacteria.

A convenient and proven solution

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

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. 5. Garcia R, Reducing Ventilat0r-Associated Pneumonia Through Advanced Oral-Dental Care: A 48 Month Study, AJCC, July 2009, Doi:10.4037.)

Comprehensive Oral Care

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 harbor 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 on 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

Oropharyngeal Suction Catheter

Helps remove secretions from the oropharyngeal area above the vocal cords.
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      • Longer, flexible design allows for suctioning of areas
        Covered Yankauer may not be able to reach.
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. 9. Nisengard RJ, Dept of Periodontics & Endodontics, Sch of Dent Med, SUNY Buffalo, 2000 Dec. 10. Candida albicans, Streptococcus mutans and Actinomyces viscosus.

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Corinz

24- Hour Suction System

Sage Q•Care® and Q•Care® Rx Oral Cleansing and Suctioning Systems with Corinz™ Solution

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.

  • Corinz™ antiseptic moisturizer solution reduces steps. Thereby promoting compliance to protocol.
  • Front facing barcode for easy scanning into EMR.
  • One-piece thumbport design promotes ease of use.
  • Updated package design to help promote compliance and workflow.
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Q•Care® Rx Oral Cleansing and Suctioning System with Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Oral Rinse

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.

  • Oral Check™ barcode on select systems allows scanning of each package, documenting each step and further enhancing protocol compliance.
  • Convenient q2° or q4° packaging laying out each step.
  • Minimal setup—less time opening packaging and more time for oral care.
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Q-Care® w/ Thumbport

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 q2° or q4° packaging lays out each step.
  • Minimal setup – less time opening packaging and more time for oral care.
  • Oral Check™ barcode on select systems allows scanning of each product package, documenting each step and further enhancing protocol compliance.
  • Petite size system available.
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Q•Care® 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 q2° or q4° packaging lays out each step.
  • Minimal setup – less time opening packaging and more time for oral care.
  • Oral Check™ barcode on select systems allows scanning of each product package, documenting each step and further enhancing protocol compliance.
  • Petite size system available.
  • View Product Ordering Catalog

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Continue Care™ Systems

Address hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) risk for non-ventilated patients.

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Suction Systems

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.

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Non-Suction Systems

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.

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Petite Systems

Our Petite Systems are perfect for pediatric patients, or patients with a smaller oral cavity.

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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 and Advanced Oral Moisturizer Spray.

 

Q•Care® with Corinz™ Training (Direct Link)

 

 

Q•Care® Rx with Corinz™ Training (Direct Link)

 

 

Continue Care™ 6306 Training (Direct Link)

 

 

Continue Care™ 6308 Training (Direct Link)

 

 

Q•Care® Rx with Suction Handle Training (Direct Link)

 

 

Q•Care® Rx with Thumb Port Training (Direct Link)

 

 

Q•Care® with Suction Handle Training (Direct Link)

 

 

Q•Care® with Thumb Port Training (Direct Link)

 

 

Q•Care® Rx-Compatible, with Corinz™ 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)
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Chlorhexidine Gluconate (PDF)
The Impact of VAP and the Role of Improved Oral Care (PDF)

Clinical Support

What’s a Comprehensive Oral Care System?
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