Parkridge centre oral health update for sohc meeting
secure oral hygiene products for
residents’ oral health kits.
develop oral health protocols.
promote the importance of daily oral
care among staff.
The oral health kit is based on the model
used @ Deer Lodge facility in Winnipeg.
April & May 2014
› In one Parkridge Centre neighborhood,
Saskatoon Health Region – Oral Health
Program dental health educators (DHE’s) are
initial oral health assessments using the Oral
Health Assessment Tool (OHAT)
Hands-on instruction for daily care.
› DHE’s training Clinical Nurse Educators (CNE)
on assessments and daily oral care. Better
Oral Health in Long Term Care training
module is being used.
› CNE’s will train Continuing Care Aides
CNE’s are using mannequins with oral
cavities and teeth, to help staff become
comfortable in providing oral care.
Adjustments will be made to processes,
training and resources as required, until
everything flows well.
CNE’s will continue adding
neighborhoods and training front-line
staff, until daily oral care is fully
• This resource was distributed to residents and
their families during April.