Performing Oral Health Assessments on Aging Patients
This teaching strategy will incorporate the ACES Essential Nursing Actions: Assess Function and Expectations, Coordinate and Manage Care and Make Situational Decisions. The strategy utilizes the Smiles for Life curriculum from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Access the Smiles for Life Curriculum at http://www.smilesforlifeoralhealth.org
Have students read the following article, which offers an educational and clinical innovation designed to promote interprofessional oral health workforce capacity:
Haber, J., Hartnett, E., Allen, K., Hallas, D., Dorsen, C., Lange-Kessler, J., … Wholihan, D. (2015). Putting the mouth back in the head: HEENT to HEENOT. American Journal of Public Health, 105(3), 437–41. Retrieved from http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2014.302495
Jablonski, R. A., Therrien, B., & Kolanowski, A. (2011). No More Fighting and Biting During Mouth Care: Applying the Theoretical Constructs of Threat Perception to Clinical Practice. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 25(3), 163–175.
Download the following from the American Dental Association. (2009): ADA Caries Risk Assessment Form (Age > 6). Retrieved from http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Science%20and%20Research/Files/topic_caries_over6.ashx
For Oral Health Delivery Framework, see:
Hummel J., Phillips K. E., Holt B., & Hayes C. (2015). Oral Health: An essential component of primary care. Qualis Health. Retrieved from http://www.safetynetmedicalhome.org/sites/default/files/White-Paper-Oral-Health-Primary-Care.pdf