Oral Health Care Awareness Training
Course Purpose:

This short awareness course has been developed and aimed at care workers working in care homes supporting service users with the oral health care needs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to understand the importance of oral heath care.

  • Be aware of your role and responsibility as a care worker and your organisations policy.

  • Be aware of NICE and their guideline for Oral Care.

  • Be able to understand the importance of residents’ oral health and the potential effect on their general health, wellbeing and dignity.

  • Understand the potential impact of untreated dental pain or mouth infection for people who cannot articulate their pain, distress or ask for help.

  • Know how and when to reassess residents’ oral health and care planning

  • Know how to deliver daily mouth care

  • Know how and when to report any oral health concerns for residents, and how to respond to a resident’s changing needs and circumstances.

  • Understand the importance of denture marking and how to arrange this for residents, with their permission.

Course Duration: 2 hours Awareness Course

Who should attend: Care Staff, Senior Staff and Managers           

How many staff can attend: Maximum of 12 staff on each course.