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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)99
Publish Date12 December 2017
Review Date03 September 2020
Expiry Date12 December 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Oral care is an essential part of nursing care that is sometimes overlooked. Use this Course to refresh your knowledge of why oral care is important and what best practice oral care for older adults involves.

Topics include:

  • Oral landmarks, anatomy and function
  • Oral disease in older adults
  • Maintaining best practice oral care for older adults

Target audience

Health professionals who care for older people in any setting.

Purpose

Ensure health professionals maintain best practice oral care for older adults in all care settings and can identify traditional practice(s) that compromise oral health.

Need

Good oral health in older people contributes to a sense of wellbeing; it facilitates better fluid and nutritional intake, assists with communication and has been shown to enhance quality of life. Despite this, the oral health of older people is an often-neglected part of nursing care. Oral care is sometimes considered less important than other nursing priorities and the quality of oral care being delivered usually depends on the health professional's knowledge of oral hygiene and willingness to attend to this fundamental basic care need.

Health professionals are encouraged to integrate best practice oral care into their routine practice, however in order to do so, they may need to refresh their knowledge of oral hygiene and why it is fundamental to maintaining health and wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the importance of good oral care for older people
  • Identify common oral problems and their consequences for older people
  • Describe best practice with respect to oral care for older people

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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John Banky

Dr John Banky is a dental clinician with more than 40 years of clinical experience in both the private and public sector. He has also published numerous articles on this topic and has delivered presentations to both medical and paramedical audiences about dental presentations of medical conditions.

Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)99
Publish Date12 December 2017
Review Date03 September 2020
Expiry Date12 December 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Hospice Nursing
Dental
Palliative Care
Residents
Ageing
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Oral Health
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Learner Reviews

4.7

99 Total Rating(s)

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Alexa McMillan
18 Apr 2019

Very interesting

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DIVYA KARIANKAL BASTIN
16 Apr 2019

good

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Abbey Malcolm
16 Apr 2019

Very informative and detailed.

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Maria Lou Reyna Lupas Anides
12 Apr 2019

No bias

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Catherine Hillan
11 Apr 2019

Great overview on dental health in elderly people. Informative on role of ageing, medications and different diseases have on oral health, and how poor oral health contributes significantly to poor general health and wellbeing

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Peter O'Connor
08 Apr 2019

Excellent

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Bassey Oghenefejiro Mayeneka
04 Apr 2019

it is a well educative learning tool for all practicing healthcare professionals

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Dale Burnham
31 Mar 2019

This education should be for all nurses and carers in aged care as it is vital to the overall health of the patient

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Jodi Allan
30 Mar 2019

Valuable information

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Amandeep kaur
24 Mar 2019

Covers knowledge gap