Smiling Matters is a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report which includes a call to include mandatory staff training care in oral care and a greater awareness of the importance of good oral care. This online Oral Health Care training course teaches those working in health and social care a greater understanding of oral health, any oral health concerns and how to deliver daily mouth care.
Oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay impacting almost half of the world’s population (44%), making it the most prevalent of all the 291 conditions included in the Global Burden of Disease Study. This online Oral Health training course is vital not only to the oral health of your clients but to their general health. Poor oral hygiene can cause oral diseases, such as respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease and diabetic complications. It's not just about having pearly whites, having your staff know about oral health and how to care properly could save the lives of your clients.
This Oral Health training will teach care staff the importance of oral health and its potential effect on general health, how to treat those who can’t articulate their pain or distress, how to deliver daily mouth care, know when and how to report any concerns, and the importance of denture marking. Upon successful completion, learners will gain an Oral Health Awareness certificate, which can be used as evidence of learning by inspectors.
The aim of this Oral Health course is to greater increase your knowledge of oral health within the care sector and its impacts, as well as the relevant legislation.
The key points covered in this course are:
We’ve gathered the most common questions our Oral Health training experts receive and we have answered them below!
The CQC report for oral care is called ‘Smiling Matters’ and was published in June 2019, reviewing the state of oral health care in care homes. In the review, there was a call to include mandatory staff training in oral care and to ensure greater awareness of the importance of good oral care and what this means. It is also recommended that oral health care plans should be renewed every 6 to 12 months.
This online Oral Health training course will ensure your staff have the correct skills and knowledge on this subject. Get in touch today to find out more.
Health professionals such as healthcare staff, nursing staff, care home staff, pharmacists, and doctors should have oral health training. However, anyone can take this Oral Health course if they wish to learn more about it.
Social care providers need to ensure their staff have received appropriate training and that patients/service users have their own oral health care plan. Our Oral Health Care training will ensure you have the necessary knowledge needed.
Our online Oral Health Care training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.
• Study when you want
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