Improving the Oral Health of Long Term Care Facility Residents
This course is currently closed
By providing education and training resources to caregivers, dental teams can help improve the daily oral hygiene of long term care facility residents.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the federal mandate regarding assistance with daily oral hygiene in long term care facilities (LTCFs).
- Discuss safety concerns during the provision of daily oral hygiene for LTCF residents.
- Detail six strategies for overcoming care-resistant behavior.
- Identify educational resources for training LTCF staff on how to perform daily oral hygiene services.
This course was issued in the May 2016 issue and expires 5/31/19. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.