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When and why should nurses look in mouths?

17th Oct 2023
11:00 - 11:45am (GMT)
17th Oct 2023
11:00 - 11:45am (GMT)
Hosted on MedAll
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Michaeala Nuttall, RGN MSc founder of Learn With Nurses is joined by Independent Diabetes Nurse Specialist Judy Downey RGN BSc(Hons) to discuss mouth care and diabetes including:

What should nurses be looking for inside someone’s mouth?

Practical advice

Why don’t nurses look in mouths?

Challenges and opportunities Care homes, CQC and mouth care.

A missed opportunity for diabetes?

Summary

This essential teaching session by Michaeala Nuttall RGN MSc and Judy Downey RGN BSc(Hons) will explore why mouth care is so important for medical professionals treating patients with diabetes, and what they should be looking for when examining mouths. Practical advice on how to navigate the challenges and opportunities posed by care homes, the CQC and mouth care will be shared, and the potential consequences of not providing full quality care will also be discussed. Don't miss this opportunity to gain expert insight into mouth care for diabetes.
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Learning objectives

Objectives: 1. Understand why and when nurses should look into a patient's mouth. 2. Grasp the relevant practical advice regarding mouth care and diabetes for nurses to apply in practice. 3. Analyse the challenges and opportunities of mouth care in care homes and with CQC inspections. 4. Analyse whether mouth care is currently being missed as an opportunity to check for diabetes. 5. Discuss the implications of mouth care for nurses and patients.
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17th Oct 2023
11:00 - 11:45am (GMT)
Hosted on MedAll
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