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Reviewing Paperworks

Paperwork and Resources

 

Our aim is to promote oral healthcare training and support programmes for care managers and all staff involved in personal care to help maximize the oral health and wellbeing of those living in care homes.

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Handout

Booklet

Booklet

Tips and coping strategies for people that resist mouth care

Tips for people that resist mouth care

Mouth care for people with dysphagia

Mouth care for people with dysphagia

Denture care advice

Denture care advice

End of life mouth care

End of life mouth care

Oral care for people with parkinson's

Oral care for people with Parkinsons' Disease

Palliative mouth care management

Palliative mouth care management

Oral health assessment form

Oral health assessment form

Oral care policy

Oral care policy

Quick reference poster

Quick reference poster

Risk assessment in oral healthcare

Risk assessment in oral healthcare

Daily mouth hygiene chart

Daily mouth hygiene chart

Compliance check list

Compliance Check List

Recorded webinars

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 Strategies and Tips for People that Resist Mouth Care

Tips and coping strategies from NHS Scotland is to Try and get people to brush their own teeth as they become less resistant as it gives them a sense of control. 

You don’t always know why someone is resisting, it could be that they don’t understand what you are doing. 

Teaching staff that a resident may need cues

 

Resource

Leaflet click HERE

 https://www.kohc.co.uk/strategies-for-people-that-resist  

  •  Oral Care Guide for People with Dysphagia & Nil by Mouth

Due to the levels of swallowing difficulties there is no single mouthcare management that can be applied to all individuals with dysphagia.  Please find resource which gives common guiding principles and procedures that can be adapted to the needs and situation of the individual. 

Resource

Leaflet click HERE

https://www.kohc.co.uk/dysphagia-and-oral-health

  •  Oral Healthcare for People with Parkinson's Disease

Nearly half of people with Parkinson's disease have difficulty with mouth care because of difficulty in physically brushing their teeth due to motor symptoms such as tremor, stiffness and/or slowness of movement.

Resource

Leaflet click HERE

 

  • Sponge Swabs Alternative products

360 degree toothbrushes   Removing Dried Secretions from the mouth

We have completed sampling the 360 degree toothbrushes.  These serve as an excellent tool for palliative oral care, removing dried mucous secretions from the palate as well as brushing the teeth and soft tissues with water and a mild toothpaste.  This product can be used in replacement of the mouth sponge swabs.  

We do not advocate the use of sponge swabs. Sponge swabs of all colours have been banned in Wales and are on a Medical Device Alert in England.  Alternative products are

  • Small, soft headed toothbrush

  • MC3 Stik

  • 360 toothbrush

  • Damp Gauze

For more information click HERE

LINKS TO REFERENCES AND RESOURCES

 

Oral health for adults in care homes [NG48]

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng48 

Relatives and Residents Associationwww.relres.org 

Alzheimers Society (dementia and mouth care)www.alzheimers.org.uk 

British Society of Gerodontology (BSG)www.gerodontology.com 

Smiling Matters Report [CQC]www.cqc.org.uk 

Skills for Carewww.skillsforcare.org.uk 

Solent NHS Trustwww.solent.nhs.uk 

Association of Independent Care Advisers (AICA) www.aica.org.uk 

VIDEO Looking after the Mouth British Society of Gerodontology & British Society for Disability and Oral Health 

British Society for Disability and Oral Health 

Oral Health for People with Learning Disabilities 

Dementia and Oral Care video 

Dysphagia and Oral Health 

Caring for Smiles (NHS Scotland) 

Delivering Better Oral Health 

Mouth Care Matters Resources (Health Education England) 

Denture Care Guidelines (Oral Health Foundation)

Adult Oral Health in Care Homes: Toolkit ( Public Health England  

Mouthcare for patients with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19   Download PDF HERE

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