Oral Health Care Course Overview:
Oral health has a big impact on our quality of life. We express ourselves by talking or smiling. We can take immense enjoyment from what we eat or drink and pride in the state of our teeth and gums. These things are just as important for people living in care homes, so good oral health care must not stop once a person enters a home.
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The course is delivered over 3 hours
Our group training is offered for attendees per trainer
What is covered:
The NICE guideline NG48, published in July 2016, recognised the importance of good oral care. Their recommendations aim to maintain and improve the oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes. Staff training was one of their recommendations to improve good practise and staff competence. This 3 hour course will give staff additional skills to support those they work with in their oral care.
Who is the course for?
This course is essential for people living in care homes and is suitable for Dementia settings, Nursing, Residential, Assisted Living & Community Care.
What will you achieve?
- Describe the normal anatomy and pathology of the mouth
- Understand common oral problems in people
- Be aware of the effects of medication on oral health
- Carry out an assessment of the mouth
- Be able to provide appropriate oral care for people
- Make an informed choice of oral care agents.
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