International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2018, Vol 28, Num 4 Page(s): 241-246
Evidence-Based Practices for Managing Mucositis

Medine Ç. YILMAZ

Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tülay Aktaş Onkoloji ve Kemik İliği Transplantasyon Merkezi Kök Hücre Nakil Ünitesi, İZMİR

Keywords: Mucositis, Evidence-based guidelines, Cancer, Oral care, Nursing
Mucositis is a toxic effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It can increase the need for total parenteral nutrition and opioid analgesics, prolong hospital stays, increase the risk of infection, and diminish a patient’s quality of life. The Multinational Association of Supportive Cancer Care in Cancer and International Society of Oral Oncology assembled an international multidisciplinary panel of experts to create clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of mucositis. The aim of this article is to research evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for mucositis. Nurses have an integral role implementing and evaluating evidence-based practice guidelines for managing mucositis.