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Bite-sized mouth care guidance now available for all healthcare staff

Posted on: October 11th, 2022 by Kieron Bradshaw No Comments

Healthcare staff can now access up-to-date guidance on a range of mouth care topics with 6 new bite-sized video training sessions.

The sessions are part of our Mouth Care Matters elearning programme and are particularly relevant to any staff caring for people who have difficulty looking after their own oral health.

The sessions offer up-to-date guidance on a range of mouth care topics, including:

  • Oral and general health
  • Brushing teeth
  • Denture care
  • Dry mouth
  • Managing resistance to mouth care
  • Mouth care at the end of life

Each video is accompanied by a series of randomised questions so that users can test their knowledge of each topic.

The sessions have been produced by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the HEE South West Mouth Care Matters Team, in collaboration with the Oral Health Foundation and North Bristol NHS Trust.

Mouth Care Matters is a Heath Education England initiative to improve the oral health of those receiving care, whether this be in a hospital, care home or in their own home. Good mouth care contributes to good oral health, and is an important part of general health and wellbeing. It allows people to eat, speak and socialise without discomfort or embarrassment. 

The new bite-sized training videos aim to enable healthcare staff to enhance their knowledge in a manageable way, allowing you to better care for people who need support with their oral health.

A personalised certificate of achievement can be downloaded once all 6 sessions have been fully completed.

Accessing the elearning

The bite-sized video training sessions can be accessed via the Mouth Care Matters programme page.

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies