Date: June 10, 2015 |Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM (ET)
Elders residing in institutional settings have unique oral care needs. Often facing multiple chronic conditions, limited access to dental care, and self-care deficits, these seniors are especially vulnerable to suboptimal oral hygiene and oral/dental complications. This webinar, put on by NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN), and the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) program, will focus on the role of nursing and the interprofessional team in the oral care of elders in long term care settings. Emphasis will be placed on the palliative oral care issues of those with multiple medical co-morbidities or serious advanced illness. Oral palliative care focuses on the management of oral symptoms and the promotion of oral hygiene and comfort, with the goal of optimizing quality of life.
Cost: Free! Awards 1 Nursing Contact Hour