The Dental Hygienists Association of South Australia (Inc) has produced with the support of the National body and in collaboration with the School of Dentistry at the University of Adelaide, a self-contained portfolio of various documents designed to assist oral health professionals in the preparation and provision of training to staff and residents in acute care and long term care facilities.
Contained within the Oral Health for Those Who Care package is a video on how to deliver education sessions together with support documents such as useful references, suggested discussion questions and evaluation forms.
This package is available on a USB with the ability to produce two DVD’s, and an accompanying handbook, to assist health professionals and carers in the provision of oral health care to residents in supportive care facilities. These can be made available to the facilities for in-house training.
The Oral Health for Those Who Care package is relevant to a range of health professionals in various settings and can be used in part, to comply with continuing professional development requirements.
Portfolios offer a unique opportunity to mix and match resources for a variety of audiences- we believe you will find this package a useful adjunct for your presentations and education sessions.
This package enables a flexible mode of acquiring CPD Hours in keeping with Australian CPD guidelines, the individual can record and take notes, answer the questionnaire and keep as proof of CPD. For every hour spent, this equates to 1 hour CPD.
Also an individual may choose to present on an aspect of Aged Care and in so doing preparation time plus presentation time may be calculated and recorded as CPD Hours (1 CPD Hour per hour of time)
Margie Steffens DDH
Lecturer and Community Outreach Dental Manager
School of Dentistry
University of Adelaide