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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)147
First Published
Updated30 January 2019
Expires12 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
  • Oral landmarks, anatomy and function
  • Oral disease in older adults
  • Maintaining best practice oral care for older adults
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.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to ensure that registered nurses and other health professionals maintain best-practice oral care for older adults in all care settings and can identify traditional practice(s) that compromise oral health.

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
Target Audience

This Course is designed for registered nurses and other health professionals who care for older people in any setting, particularly residential aged care settings.

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 Visit

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
4.6
Total Rating(s)147
First Published
Updated30 January 2019
Expires12 December 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Hospice Nursing
Dental
Palliative Care
Residents
Ageing
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Oral Health
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.6
147 Total Rating(s)
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POOJA SAINI
21 Sep 2019

Useful

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Samandeep Ahluwalia
04 Sep 2019

Interesting

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Kathleen Bevan
23 Aug 2019

Very informative and in-depth.

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Marie Parker
17 Jul 2019

Well delivered and easy to understand learning module that explains and shows why practicing best practice care in oral hygiene is fundamental to maintaining health and wellbeing of the residents for whom we care.

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Genette Hobson-Campbell
01 Jul 2019

Very informative, very well presented and thought provoking facts. I most definitely will become more actively involved in the oral hygiene of the clients in my care. Thank you.

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Nelin Volmer
19 Jun 2019

Very interesting topic, more information provided and easy to learn.

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Deborah Meech
11 Jun 2019

It is essential that Nurses recognise and understand the importance of effective Oral Hygiene as it may present challenges.

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Carissa Englebrecht
31 May 2019

Good

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Julie clutterbuck
31 May 2019

OK but a bit long I felt.

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Rachel Delahenty
30 May 2019

A bit condescending towards nurses but informative