Overview:Keeping a residents mouth, teeth, gums and tongue healthy is a vital component of maintaining the residents overall personal hygiene and good health. Poor mouth care can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and even a lack of appetite. Oral care should be provided on a daily basis to all those who are in any form of nursing care. The nursing assistant must know how to competently provide oral hygiene as part of the effort to promote overall resident health.
MedcomsNursing Assistantprogram on oral care skills has been completely revised and updated, yet continues to provide clear descriptions and demonstrations of common and important techniques for safely providing oral care to residents.
- Assisted oral care
- Denture care
- Oral care for the unconscious person