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Parkridge Centre Oral Health Update


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October 27th 2014

Published in: Healthcare
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Parkridge Centre Oral Health Update

  1. 1.  Secure oral hygiene products for residents’ oral health kits.  Develop a variety of oral health protocols.  Promote the importance of daily oral care among staff for the residents in their care.
  2. 2.  The oral health kit is based on the model used @ Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg.
  3. 3.  April & May 2014 › In one Parkridge Centre neighborhood, Saskatoon Health Region – Oral Health Program dental health educators* (DHEs) provided:  Initial oral health assessments using the Oral Health Assessment Tool (OHAT)  Plaque index scores for baseline data to determine an improvement or decline in oral health  Individualized daily oral care plans for each resident who had an OHAT  Hands-on instruction/demonstration of how to provide daily oral care for various residents  Referral and follow up of oral lesions or any untreated oral conditions  Referral to U of S DDS students for exams, complete treatment plans, hygiene, restorative procedures, extractions and recall/follow up *one DHE involved is dually trained as a dental therapist and dental hygienist which brings an additional skill set to this program.
  4. 4. • This resource was distributed to residents and their families during the month of April 2014.
  5. 5.  Next Steps › DHEs trained Clinical Nurse Educators (CNE) and one Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) on how to perform the OHAT and daily oral care. The Better Oral Health in Long Term Care training module was used. › Provided hands-on demonstration of daily oral care on the neighborhood with a variety of residents with varying dentitions and behaviors. › In the future, CNEs and neighborhood champions will train Continuing Care Aides (CCAs)on how to provide daily oral care.
  6. 6.  CNEs are using life-like mannequins with oral cavities and teeth, to help staff become comfortable and competent in providing oral care.
  7. 7.  October 2014 › Residents who were assessed in April/May received their 6 month OHAT follow-up by dental health educators and the neighborhood champions. › Plaque indices for comparison data were completed on all residents with natural teeth. › Any reported lesion for follow-up/observation was re-assessed for resolution and re-referred if resolution had not occurred.
  8. 8.  October 2014 – continued › All individual oral care plans were updated and tooth brushes and perivex were replaced if required. › Any resident who did not have a daily oral care plan in their washroom was provided with one. › Any toothettes or mouthwash found in resident’s oral kits were removed. › Any resident requiring follow-up for an oral lesion was referred to CNE and Care Team Manager on the neighbourhood. › Chart audits were performed by DHEs. Several Parkridge Centre residents had been seen by the U of S DDS residents. Many had received exams and hygiene treatment and/or will receive complete treatment plans and restorative treatment and/or hygiene follow-up in the future.
  9. 9.  Our 2 oral health champions were nominated for a Bravo Award for the work they have done at Parkridge Centre in regard to the LTC oral care pilot project!!
  10. 10. Jenni Smith & Lydia Spence
  11. 11.  Continuous adjustments are being made to policy, processes, training and resources as required, until everything flows well.  CNEs will continue adding new neighborhoods and training front-line staff, until daily oral care is fully implemented at Parkridge Centre.  Each neighborhood will have two or more dedicated oral health champions depending on the number of residents residing in each neighborhood.
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention.