Megan Dunne, RN, MA | Authors

5-Minute Inservice Mucositis Management

March 18, 2008

Patients who have experienced oral mucositis report it as the most bothersome side effect of cancer therapy. It can result in pain, infection, and nutritional defi cits, and can interfere with appropriate cancer treatment. Many patients with mucositis are opiate-naive, presenting clinical challenges.