Course Title: Apply and remove periodontal dressings and remove sutures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: DENT5806

Course Title: Apply and remove periodontal dressings and remove sutures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6119 - Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)

Course Contact: Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411406

Course Contact Email: sue.fatone@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Sonia Moore

sonia.moore@rmit.edu.au

Tel: 9341 1419

Nominal Hours: 15

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

HLTIN403B – Implement and monitor infection control policies and procedures
TAFEDH006 - Scale teeth, debride root surfaces and stains from teeth
TAFEDH012 - Apply reflective practice and critical thinking and analysis in dental health

 

 

Course Description

This unit deals with the knowledge, skills, values and behaviors required to apply periodontal dressings, and to remove periodontal dressings and sutures post surgically.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAFEDH009 Apply and remove periodontal dressings and remove sutures

Element:

1. Prepare and present surgery

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Equipment, materials and instruments required for the patient’s treatment are gathered and arranged within the treatment cubicle
1.2 Reviewing patient’s case notes and prepare surgery for predetermined special needs of the patient
1.3 Prepare periodontal dressings according to relevant guidelines and manufacturer’s recommendations
1.4 Equipment and instruments are maintained according to relevant guidelines for instrument maintenance
1.5 Follow safety precautions during the preparation and presentation stages

Element:

2. Prepare and assess patient

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Patient’s medical history and records are reviewed to confirm treatment prescriptions
2.2 An explanation of dressing application procedure is given to the patient
2.3 Adhering to the principles of informed consent, the patient is informed of possible negative outcomes resulting from any planned treatment. Consent is confirmed with the patient
2.3 The patient is provided opportunity to ask questions concerning any aspect of the application of a periodontal dressing
2.4 Patients comfort is maintained
2.5 Treatment is carried out according to occupational health, safety and welfare guidelines and infection control policy and procedures

Element:

3. Apply periodontal dressing

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Periodontal dressing material is mixed and applied to the wound surface
3.2 Periodontal dressing is evaluated to ensure that it does not extend coronal to the height of contour or interfere with occlusion and soft tissues during speech or mastication
3.3 Excess material is removed appropriately
3.4 Patient comfort is re-evaluated and clear post operative care instructions are given

Element:

4. Remove a periodontal dressing post surgically

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Patient’s well being following surgery is confirmed
4.2 Explanation of the dressing removal is provided to the patient
4.3 The patient is provided an opportunity to ask questions concerning the removal of a periodontal dressing
4.4 The periodontal dressing is correctly removed to minimize trauma and patient discomfort
4.5 Teeth and soft tissues are debrided
4.6 Surgical site is evaluated and any immediate concerns
directed to the dentist

Element:

5. Remove sutures post surgically

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Suture removal procedure is communicated to the patient
5.2 Patient is provided an opportunity to ask question sconcerning the removal of sutures
5.3 Operative site is cleansed
5.4 Number of sutures are confirmed through clinical examination and reference to patient case notes
5.5 Correct number of sutures are removed without disturbing healing
5.6 Procedure is evaluated and the dentist informed
5.7 Post operative care instructions are given to the patient


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this unit you will have the knowledge, skills, values and behaviors required to apply periodontal dressings, and to remove periodontal dressings and sutures post surgically.


Details of Learning Activities

Activities for this course include

  • lectures
  • online learning materials
  • SIM lab activities

 

 


Teaching Schedule

DateTopicAssessment
11th SeptemberONLINE activity: Periodontal surgery & sutures
 
 
14th SeptemberONLINE activity: periodontal dressings 
15th SeptemberSIM Lab working with dressings. Group A morning. Group B afternoon 
23rd September

Perio dressings PRAC Student to student

SIM LAB: Suture removal

 
24th SeptemberClinic: Removal of periodontal dressing 
25th SeptemberONLINE: Exam preparation
Self-assessment quiz
 
 
12th October Written exam
13th OctoberSIM LabPractical assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A complete list is provided at Orientation and on Blackboard


References


Other Resources

A range of other resources are provided on Blackboard


Overview of Assessment

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites must be met.

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:

  • candidates must demonstrate their ability to apply essential knowledge identified for this competency unit before undertaking independent workplace application
  • this competency unit should be assessed in conjunction with relevant competency unit(s) in delivery of the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) ·
  • evidence must demonstrate the individual’s ability to apply their knowledge within the requirements of dental hygiene practice 
  • consistency of performance should be demonstrated over the required range of workplace situations relevant to an identified work role 

Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1:

Clinical practice, logbook and observation

Assessment 2:

Written theory examination

Assessment 3:

(Oral) Case Study Presentation(s)

Assessment 4:

Special needs case study Assignment

Assessment 4:

Case Study Presentation

Assessment 4:

Clinical (scaling) practical

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Ass 1

Ass 2


Ass 3

Ass 4

Ass 5

Ass 6

1.1

X

 

X

X

X

X

1.2

X

 

X

 

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

 

X

X

1.4

X

 

X

 

X

X

1.5

X

X

X

 

X

X

2.1

X

 

X

 

X

X

2.2

X

 

X

 

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

 

X

X

2.4

X

 

 

 

X

X

2.5

X

 

 

 

X

X

3.1

X

 

X

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

 

 

X

X

3.3

X

X

 

 

X

X

3.4

X

 

X

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

 

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

 

X

X

4.3

X

X

X

X

X

X

4.4

X

X

X

 

X

X

4.5

X

 

X

 

X

X

4.6

X

 

X

X

X

X

5.1

X

X

X

X

X

X

5.2

X

X

 

X

X

X

5.3

X

 

X

 

X

X

5.4

X

 

 

X

X

X

5.5

X

 

X

 

X

X

5.6

X

 

 

 

X

X

5.7

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

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

Task 1 Written Exam 1 hour 12th October

Task 2 Practical assessment 1 hour 13th October


Assessment Matrix

Available on Blackboard

Other Information

Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.

• APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 3 of Dental Hospital. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.

• For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Note: The Pass mark for the exams is 60%.

Practical assessment: student must be deemed competent for all criteria. Students will be provided wit ha second opportunity to demonstrate competency in the SIM lab if necessary.

Students are required to pass exams and clinicals to achieve Competency overall for this course.
 

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