Transdisciplinary collaboration in the development of an evidence-based guideline for oral hygiene for adults with special needs

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154252
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Presentation
Title:
Transdisciplinary collaboration in the development of an evidence-based guideline for oral hygiene for adults with special needs
Abstract:
Transdisciplinary collaboration in the development of an evidence-based guideline for oral hygiene for adults with special needs
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Nusdorfer, Linda, RN, BScN, MN
P.I. Institution Name:University Health Network
Title:Advanced Practice Nurse -Critical Care
Co-Authors:Toba Miller, RN, MScN, MHA, GNC(C ) and Heather McConnell, RN, BScN, MA(Ed)
[Research Presentation] The Registered Nurses of Ontario Association (RNAO) focused on developing an Oral Hygiene Best Practice Guideline (BPG) to increase nursesÆ awareness of the relationship between oral care and health. An international transdisciplinary panel convened to develop guidelines for adults with special needs. The term "special needs" refers to adults with physical and/or mental limitations. The panel included nurses from across the continuum of care along with oral health professionals (Dentists, Dental Hygienists) and Speech Language Pathologists. The BPG goal is to enhance nurses' evidenced based approaches to oral care for adults with special needs. This includes validated and reliable assessment tools, plus standardized practices and policies. A comprehensive literature search identified existing international guidelines, as well as research studies on the topic. A critical appraisal of the guidelines (using the AGREE tool) and the studies, which met the inclusion/exclusion criteria, was conducted to inform the development process.áThe Oral Hygiene BPG document highlights a key nursing role in screening and assessment of oral hygiene status, as well as key elements in development and treatment planning. It addresses the importance of education to support the knowledge, skill and attitudes necessary to support evidence - based oral hygiene care. The guideline will be disseminated internationally through various media: on-line access as well as printed publication.áThe guideline development process was an opportunity for transdisciplinary collaboration, and has resulted in ongoing partnerships to support dissemination and uptake.áThis session will highlight the development process, key practice recommendations and the evidence that supports best practice. á
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTransdisciplinary collaboration in the development of an evidence-based guideline for oral hygiene for adults with special needsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154252-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Transdisciplinary collaboration in the development of an evidence-based guideline for oral hygiene for adults with special needs</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nusdorfer, Linda, RN, BScN, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University Health Network</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Advanced Practice Nurse -Critical Care</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">linda.nusdorfer@uhn.on.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Toba Miller, RN, MScN, MHA, GNC(C ) and Heather McConnell, RN, BScN, MA(Ed)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The Registered Nurses of Ontario Association (RNAO) focused on developing an Oral Hygiene Best Practice Guideline (BPG) to increase nurses&AElig; awareness of the relationship between oral care and health. An international transdisciplinary panel convened to develop guidelines for adults with special needs. The term &quot;special needs&quot; refers to adults with physical and/or mental limitations. The panel included nurses from across the continuum of care along with oral health professionals (Dentists, Dental Hygienists) and Speech Language Pathologists. The BPG goal is to enhance nurses' evidenced based approaches to oral care for adults with special needs. This includes validated and reliable assessment tools, plus standardized practices and policies. A comprehensive literature search identified existing international guidelines, as well as research studies on the topic. A critical appraisal of the guidelines (using the AGREE tool) and the studies, which met the inclusion/exclusion criteria, was conducted to inform the development process.&aacute;The Oral Hygiene BPG document highlights a key nursing role in screening and assessment of oral hygiene status, as well as key elements in development and treatment planning. It addresses the importance of education to support the knowledge, skill and attitudes necessary to support evidence - based oral hygiene care. The guideline will be disseminated internationally through various media: on-line access as well as printed publication.&aacute;The guideline development process was an opportunity for transdisciplinary collaboration, and has resulted in ongoing partnerships to support dissemination and uptake.&aacute;This session will highlight the development process, key practice recommendations and the evidence that supports best practice. &aacute;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:51:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:51:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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