Oral Care

Care Program Released for Oral Hygiene for Cognitively and Physically Impaired

Angie SzumlinskiHealth

UNC’s Center for Health Services Research has unveiled Mouth Care without a Battle, a care guide available in two versions. One for In-Service training, and another for in-depth training, especially concerning program and nursing implementation.

The program highlights the many health risks of poor oral hygiene. It also focuses on best practices such as the use of interdental brushes instead of floss to protect caretakers and helps inform caretakers on proper protocol for an Oral Health Assessment.

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Please note this program is not a substitute for in-person intensive training but rather a supplementary resource intended to boost employee skill in mouth care basics and improve their understanding of oral hygiene’s importance.