Implement an oral hygiene program for older people

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTDEN010, 'Implement an oral hygiene program for older people'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assess the oral health needs of an older person

1.1 Check medical and dental history with patient or family or carer to confirm up-to-date information

1.2 Actively encourage the patient to discuss oral health problems without embarrassment

1.3 Identify oral health problems for older people and their relationship to general health problems

1.4 Identify individualised factors that increase the risk of oral disease for older persons

1.5 Look in the patient’s mouth while cleaning or assisting with oral care

1.6 Identify patients with natural teeth, those who wear dentures and those who are non-denture wearers

1.7 Identify problems that require referral to a dentist

2. Provide support for the maintenance of oral hygiene for older persons

2.1 Ensure flexibility of oral hygiene instruction taking into consideration a patient’s individual circumstances

2.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the economic and psychological factors that may affect the oral health of older people

2.3 Provide an appropriate environment for oral hygiene instruction

2.4 Develop and give oral hygiene information to patients and carers using language and in a manner they can understand.

3. Implement practical solutions to promote oral health

3.1 Explain actively to patients and carers the importance of regular dental care to maintain quality of life

3.2 Recommend lifestyle changes to assist the older person’s diminished salivary flow in consultation with dental practitioner

3.3 Provide appropriate information to patients and carers for healthy food habits that support oral health

3.4 Actively encourage patients or carers to clean teeth or dentures after meals

3.5 Engage carers with appropriate oral health care promotion programs and resources

4. Maintain oral health of people in residential aged care

4.1 Ensure all removable dentures are visibly marked with the patient’s identification

4.2 Record oral health in the patient’s personal care plan

4.3 Implement individual oral health programs in consultation with dental professional

4.4 Assist patients with special needs to clean their teeth

4.5 Assist patients or their carers to clean and maintain dentures