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Performing Oral Health Assessments on Aging Patients

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Performing Oral Health Assessments on Aging Patients

 

Overview of Teaching Strategy

Oral health assessment for older adults is directed at integrating oral health into overall health. Students will determine plan to ensure that older adults receive oral health care.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Develop interprofessional and oral health skills with older adults.
  • Assess oral health in older adult.
  • Describe the role of the nurse when providing oral health care to older adults.


ACES Knowledge Domains 

  • Individualized Aging
  • Complexity of Care

 

ACES Essential Nursing Actions

  • Assess Function and Expectations
  • Coordinate and Manage Care
  • Make Situational Decisions

 
NLN Education Competencies

  • Nursing Judgment 
  • Human Flourishing
  • Professional Identity
  • Spirit of Inquiry

 

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