Oral Health Care: Begin With A Class Act

 

INTERPROFESSIONAL ORAL HEALTH FACULTY TOOLKIT

The Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Toolkit is based on the IPEC Competencies, the NONPF Core Competencies and the HRSA interprofessional oral health core competencies delineated in the Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice report (2014). Developed by the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) program, the Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Toolkit is an innovative, web-based, open source product intended to facilitate the integration of oral-systemic health content and clinical competencies into nurse practitioner and midwifery curricula.

 

The Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Toolkit is organized by program and describes how to “weave” evidence-based oral-systemic health content, teaching-learning strategies, and clinical experiences into pediatric, family, adult-gerontology, women’s health, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and midwifery programs.

 

The Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Toolkit can serve as a starting point for faculty, clinicians, and organizations as they work to play a leadership role in building interprofessional oral health workforce capacity to improve oral health access, decrease oral health disparities, improve oral health and overall health outcomes, prepare for accreditation, and enhance the health of the communities they serve.

 

Learn more about the Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Toolkit.


 

OHNEP GOLD STANDARD CASE STUDY

“For increasing the interprofessional approach to patient care.”

Awarded by Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP)

 

Below are examples of quality, effective, successful interprofessional educational tools that OHNEP recommends you use to expand your oral health care skills and incorporate them into your professional practice.

 

These free and flexible learning tools, provided in partnership with Smiles for Life, are designed for a variety of health care settings. Since OHNEP began in 2011, educational modules like these—studied by nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, physicians, dentists and other health professionals—have led to the launch of more than 105 interprofessional projects to improve oral health in communities in 44 states, with more underway.

Join us and and be part of the solution!

 

SMILES FOR LIFE: A NATIONAL ORAL HEALTH CURRICULUM

Take one—or more—of these eight curricular modules online or in a classroom setting. Each comprehensive module has an interprofessional focus on how primary care clinicians can enhance their role in the oral health of their patients across all age groups. Each can be tailored for specific clinical or teaching needs.

 

 

CHEMO WITHOUT CAVITIES: ORAL HEALTH FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

About 90% of cancer patients develop an oral health problem. This valuable teaching tool provides both the context and the skills to help you assess and prevent oral health problems during and after treatment of your pediatric patients. Much of its content also can be adapted as a teaching tool for general pediatric health care providers.

 

BABYING OUR BABIES: PROMOTING ORAL HEALTH IN INFANTS

Learn why and how to identify and treat infant oral health beginning in the neonatal period. Even before the eruption of the first primary tooth, infants are susceptible to bacterial infection and related oral health problems, which impacts their overall health. About 40% of children have tooth decay by age five—making it five times more common than childhood asthma.

 


 

MASTER'S PRECEPTOR BREAKFAST

On May 1st, 2014 NYU College of Nursing Master’s program held its annual Preceptor Recognition Breakfast and Development Day – a way to show appreciation to our colleagues for their professional generosity and dedication to our graduate students. Preceptors participated in an oral health workshop, sponsored by the HRSA TOSH grant, aimed at giving them the knowledge base and clinical competencies needed to integrate oral health into their own practice and support student consideration of oral health when assessing patients across the lifespan. The event included an interprofessional panel of faculty from the Colleges of Nursing and Dentistry followed by an interactive oral health clinical competencies workshop where preceptors learned to perform an oral examination on standardized patients and simulators.