This may include information on what foods should be avoided, how they can maintain proper dental health, and much more. They are required to help patients to recover from any diseases that affect the oral cavity. Diagnosis, preventative care, and treatment procedures to the teeth and mouth are all major components of a dentist’s job. There are also various other functions and procedures that may be performed by a dentist. Take a look below to see some of the wide range of tasks that may be performed by a
The NAON recommended that patients and their families should be provided with education about pin site care before discharge and that this should be supported by the provision of written instructions (Holmes ei a/2005). Information should be available in written, oral and visual formats and should be consistent (Lee-Smith et al 2001 ). In terms of risk, if it is considered that the patient and/or carer is not able to achieve the required competency to care for the pin site, then healthcare professionals with particular responsibility for pin site care should liaise with community nurses to maintain consistency and provide support (Lee-Smith et al 2001 ). Nursing accountability Medical staff often indicate their preference for carrying out pin site care. Healthcare professionals may include the pin site care regimen in the patient's notes.
A series of education training of documentation was implemented to help reduce episodes of Medicare payment denials and self-protection through adequate documentation. Thus, I will discuss the impact of inadequate nursing documentation that leads to malpractice lawsuits. Purpose of Medical Record Documentation Understanding the purpose of medical documentation was the first step in teaching how to prevent inadequate documentations that leads to liability and malpractice lawsuits. Monarch (2007) supports the purpose of Medical Record Documentation as the following: • Substantiating the health condition or illness or presented concern for the patient. • Effective communication among health care staff.
They may have tasks that include cleaning the exam rooms, setting up instruments and equipment as well as cleaning the sterilizer according to the maintenance schedule. Assistants may also be responsible for greeting patients, answering the phones, managing payroll, performing data entry and scheduling patient appointments. Clinical duties may include keeping a record of patient’s medical history and vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to the patient and answering question that the patients may have. They may be required to help elderly patients with the removal of shoes as well as helping to put their shoes on and may have to help the patients move around the exam area. Assistants are responsible for preparing the patient for procedures by giving a foot bath and clipping toe nails as well as bandaging the patient’s feet.
Overview Dental hygienists work alongside dentists to provide preventative dental care that includes cleaning teeth and teaching patients good hygiene. They also take and develop dental x-rays, apply sealants and, in some states, even place and carve fillings. They can't diagnose diseases, but dental hygienists can prepare clinical and diagnostic tests for the dentist to interpret. Training and Education To become a licensed dental hygienist, applicants must first graduate from an accredited dental hygiene school and pass a written and clinical test. Most states also require an examination on the legal aspects of the practice.
I want to see that the person is well-groomed in accordance with the profession. Because we are in healthcare, cleanliness is critical and this begins with the healthcare provider. What specific skills do you need for entry-level work? * A degree from an accredited dental hygiene school which involves learning how to take x-rays, removing calculus, stain, and plaque from teeth using dental instruments, collecting information about patient's dental and medical health, providing oral education, and administering local anesthesia. What jobs do you usually have open for entry-level ?
It’s important to observe mental status changes and functional status changes, this can determine how well the patient can take care of themselves and deal with their health promotion on their own. Altered cognition is not a normal part of aging and the nurse may need to pay close attention to the possibilities of the onset of dementia. Activities of daily living include everything we do during our normal day to properly take care of ourselves and as we get older these tasks may become more difficult. Nurses need to assess how well a patient can see or hear, vision and hearing loss can be quite debilitating to performing ADL’s and it’s the nurses job to make sure our patient is in a safe environment and that they have proper vision/hearing care with proper strength prescriptions for their glasses or hearing assessments. It is very important to remember that hearing and vision loss is normal with aging and that when we perform our assessments we should talk slowly and annunciate clearly so the patient can understand any direction or education that is given (GCU, 2012).
Consistent, reliable and practical detection and assessment of dental caries lesions as an effect of dental caries disease has been a challenge for a long time. The caries can be observed on all surfaces of the primary, permanent, and mixed dentitions. Surface lesions can then be calculated according to the type of the teeth (molars, premolars, incisors and canines) or according to the surfaces (proximal, occlusal and free smooth surfaces) (Burt., 1997; Ismail., 2004; Pitts., 2004). The lesions have to be assessed as to whether the caries is limited to enamel or if it has progressed to dentin. The activity of lesions need to be determined as cavitated lesions continue to trap bacterial plaque and need to be restored.
It would be recommended that further research was performed to find out the effectiveness of the leaflets. An audit showing the effectiveness of good nutrition on wound healing would also be beneficial. Rationale During placement on a cardiovascular surgery ward I noted that there were several delayed discharges and readmissions due to poor wound healing. This clearly has implication for the patient’s own recovery and costs to the NHS. Poor nutrition has been shown to contribute to poor wound healing (Timmons, 2003) and is therefore, an aspect of patient care that needs to be addressed.
CARIES ACTIVITY TEST * Caries activity test are primarily undertaken to evaluate the susceptibilty of the individual towards caries USES OF CARIES ACTIVITY TEST * FOR CLINICIAN * To determine the need for caries control measure * Aid in determining the result of the preventive measures undertaken * Orthodontics can be cautioned during the treatment * FOR RESEARCH WORK * Aid in selection of cases for the study of caries * Help in screening of patented therapeutic agents * Serves as an indicator of period of exacerbation * THE BASIS OF THIS TEST IS * The oral micro-organism and fermantable carbohydrates are causative agents in dental caries * The retention of carbohydrates in mouth favour the growth of micro-organism LACTOBACILUS COUNT TEST * It evaluates lactobacilli bacteria in the saliva quantitatively. * NUMBER OF LACTOBACILLI AND CARIES ACTIVITY * NUMBER CARIES ACTIVITY * 0-1000 + little or no caries * 1000-5000 ++slight caries * 5000-10000 ++moderate caries * 10000 and more +++marked caries The patient is given sterile bottles and pices of paraffin to chew He is instructed to collect saliva early morning for three successive days before brushing and taking food Chewing paraffin will stimulate enough quantity of saliva The collected saliva is thoroughly stirred and 1.0ml of saliva is mixed with 4ml of beef adjusted at ph 5 0.1ml of diluted solution is then transferred to diluted tomato juice agar to which 1:10000 sodium has been added * The solution is distributed evenly with a glass spreader * The medium is incubated at 98.6F(37c) for 72 hrs after which colonies are counted * The solution is distributed evenly with a glass spreader * The medium is incubated at 98.6F(37c) for 72 hrs after which colonies