Oral Care

Aspiration is defined as the inhalation of either oropharyngeal or gastric contents into the lower airways, that is, the act of taking foreign material into the lungs.  (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/296198-overview) At one time, we thought the food/liquid that was aspirated was the most important factor in those who end up with aspiration pneumonia.  I remember being told [...]