New OM Guidelines
Second Edition | Publication Date June 2015
Oral problems, including oral mucositis (OM), can be a significant health burden for the individual. They also make substantial demands on health care resources.
The expert group estimate that both the health burden on the individual and the demands on health care resources can be greatly reduced by the correct proactive care and treatment of oral problems.
It is anticipated that this guidance will assist teams in planning oral care. Cancer and its treatments can directly impact on the condition of the oral cavity, dental health and patient well-being (Haas & McBride, 2011), potentially causing severe and lasting physical, psychological and social problems
(Sonis et al., 2004).
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“I think it’s an excellent resource - I think the appendices would be particularly useful in the clinical setting.” | R. Logan, President International Society for Oral Oncology
“I absolutely love the stratification of people at risk. We tried to get it, but somehow couldn’t find a clear position. So I will use yours as an inspiration for our second edition.” | D. Riesenbeck, Oncologist, Germany
“I think this is an excellent, user-friendly document, your group has done outstanding work.” | A. Hovan, Dentist, Canada
“I think the material is very informative & useful in clinical settings.” | M. Tanay, Nurse Tutor, UK