Course Title: Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: DENT5845C

Course Title: Recognise and respond to oral health issues

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5365 - Diploma of Nursing

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837

Course Contact Email: leeanne.mond@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify variations and recognise oral health issues through a visual check, observation of patient behaviour and habits, signs and symptoms and physical condition of patients. This enables the candidate to respond appropriately to the clinical findings to initiate follow up oral health care.

 

This unit applies to workers in a range of health and community services environments where their work role requires them to recognise and respond to oral health issues.

 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards for maintaining infection control, and industry codes of practice.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOHC001 Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Element:

1. Identify variations in patient behaviour and habits

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify opportunities to observe patient behaviour, physical functions, capabilities and habits that may indicate oral health issues or associated pain or discomfort

1.2 Observe, listen for self-reports and question patient and family/or carer to determine whether the patient is experiencing pain or discomfort that may be associated with oral health issues

1.3 Access relevant information on contributing factors that may produce variation from normal behaviour

 

Element:

2. Undertake basic visual oral check and questioning

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Obtain consent from the patient to conduct basic visual oral check and questioning from patient and/or family/carer

2.2 Ensure comfort of patient by developing trust and rapport, adapting environment and optimal time based on patient needs

2.3 Provide support for patient’s head or chin if necessary to enhance visual access without creating discomfort for the patient

2.4 Seek assistance from patient to open their own mouth to limit hand contact inside the mouth

2.5 Prepare and perform basic visual oral checks in line with own work role and use of standard precautions

2.6 Identify signs and symptoms of oral health issues that may indicate variation from normal and actively listen to and be aware of self-reports

 

Element:

3. Follow up and promote ongoing oral health care

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Complete documentation and reporting processes, using information from patient, and/or family/carer or other relevant people as well as own observations in relation to oral health issues

3.2 Discuss oral health issues with patient and/or carer in line with organisation policies and procedures and respecting patient priorities and choices

3.3 Take appropriate action within work role, including liaising with supervisor in consultation with patient to ensure appropriate referral occurs

3.4 Use appropriate communication strategies to provide information relevant to promoting and maintaining good oral health

3.5 Provide instruction to support patients to take a self-care approach to oral health in line with individual needs where possible

3.6 Identify and address key barriers to management or self-management of oral health

3.7 Review and monitor oral health issues


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements

 


Details of Learning Activities

 

All learning activities you will undertake within the course are designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform to the standard expected in the health industry.

Learning activities include:

Lecture – introduce you to the key concepts within the course
Practical workshop – provide an opportunity to practise your skills in a simulated work environment
Online Quizzes – provide you with formative feedback as you progress through your learning.
Work placement – provides you with practical experience in a nursing workplace.


Teaching Schedule

Week

Content

Assessment

2

Introduction to the course including:

●      Course requirements

●      Course support documents

●      Course Blackboard access

●      Accuracy of enrolment

●      Assessment requirements/cover sheets

●      Reminder re Plagiarism

●      Reminder re Appeals

●      Extensions/Resubmissions

●      Feedback in this course

●      Reminder re submission requirements

●      Getting help

Outline

Assessment 1/2/3

 

AT1 14/03/17

AT2 occurs either wk 6 or 7

AT3 C P (Older person)

2

Why is oral health important

Own practises

Basic A & P

Oral assessment

Denture Care

Care of natural teeth

Mouth care healthy - unhealthy

SDL concept (self-directed learning)

 

3

SDL

Online and commence AT 1

4

SDL

Online and commence AT 1

5 (Lab1)

Learn to perform an oral health assessment

Denture care

Students will be advised of assessment date for AT 2

6 (Lab)

Assessment Task 2

 practical simulation or SDL

 

Select students will attend this date to perform AT2.  Notification via BB.

6 (Lab)

Assessment Task 2

practical simulation/SDL

As above

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage

tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • performed a visual oral health check on 5 patients, including:
  • identified any signs and symptoms related to oral health care issues
  • gathered relevant information from visual check and questioning to initiate appropriate follow up oral health care
  • used appropriate manual handling techniques when working with patients with special care needs or mental health condition

 

Assessment

Assessment: Task 1

Case studies

Assessment: Task 2

Practical Simulation in RMIT clinical lab

Assessment: Task 3

Clinical placement

  

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1:  Case Studies                              Due Date: 14/03/17

You will be required to check the health status of 5 patients in 5 small case studies, and answer at the end of each case study a series of questions.

This assessment will be available on BB, and you will be required to submit your responses onto BB.

You will be marked as satisfactory (S) or not yet satisfactory (NYS).

 

Assessment Task 2:

Practical simulation in RMIT lab                               Due Date: WK 6 (15/03) or 7 (22/03)

You will be allocated 20mins to perform an oral assessment on a simulated manikin and the cleaning of dentures. You will be observed throughout the assessment by an RMIT nursing educator using an observational checklist.

Feedback will be provided by your tutor at the end of the assessment.

You will be marked as satisfactory (S) or not yet satisfactory (NYS).

 

Assignment  Task 3:

Clinical Placement                                                     Due Date:  TBA following Aged Care Placement

You will be required to visually check the oral health status of 5 individuals in the clinical environment. 

You will be required to have this skill documented as completed in your clinical placement book and observed by an RMIT assessor on each occasion. Feedback will be provided by your tutor.

 

You will be graded Competent or Not Yet Competent for this unit.


Assessment Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Ass1

Ass 2

Ass 3

1.1

 

X

X

1.2

 

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

 

X

X

2.3

 

X

X

2.4

 

X

X

2.5

 

X

X

2.6

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

3.4

X

X

X

3.5

 

X

X

3.6

X

X

X

3.7

 

X

X

 

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