Oral Health: An Overview for Older Adults
In collaboration with NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) and the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) have developed a new Oral Health Webinar Series. This new series will address and promote interprofessional oral health, and provide tools and education that healthcare professionals can use to improve the quality of oral healthcare that older adults receive. Each webinar, 1 hour in length, will provide nursing continuing education.
Poor oral health can negatively affect a person’s health and well being. Oral diseases can affect many aspects of general health, and some health conditions can, in turn, have an effect on oral health. Older adults may have more difficulty than younger adults accessing effective interventions to prevent and control oral disease. Barriers include lack of insurance, physical limitations that make brushing teeth difficult, and lack of perceived need for oral healthcare. Join us for this first in a new webinar series to get an overview of oral health in older adults and learn about oral health competencies, the oral-systemic connection, interventions, promotion, collaboration, and referrals.
Register here: http://elearningcenter.nicheprogram.org/
Erin Hartnett, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP
Mark Wolff, DDS, PhD
Caroline Dorsen, MSN, FNP-BC
Rita Jablonski, PhD, RN, ANP