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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621704
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Teeth for Two: Oral Health in Pregnancy and Early Childhood
Author(s):
Hartnett, Erin; Haber, Judith
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Upsilon
Author Details:
Erin Hartnett, DNP, CPNP, APRN-BC, Professional Experience: Erin Hartnett, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP is the Program Director for the NYU College of Nursing’s oral health programs: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) and Teaching Oral Systemic Health (TOSH). Dr. Hartnett has developed a national interprofessional oral health nursing curriculum and has coordinated many oral health interprofessional experiences with NYU Nursing, Medical and Dental schools. Dr. Hartnett is involved in promoting oral health in the local, national and global community. She is a member of the New York City Department of Health Oral Health Task Force, the Advisory Committee for the AAPD Oral Health in Primary Care and the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future. She is a consultant for many colleges and universities who are developing interprofessional oral health programs. She has developed an oral health education program for the Nurse Family Partnership. Author Summary: Dr. Hartnett is the Program Director for the NYU College of Nursing’s oral health programs: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice and Teaching Oral Systemic Health. She has developed a national interprofessional oral health nursing curriculum and has coordinated many oral health interprofessional experiences at NYU. She is a consultant for many colleges and universities who are developing interprofessional oral health programs.
Abstract:

Purpose:

During pregnancy, changes occur in the oral cavity that may lead to oral disease. Poor oral health during pregnancy is associated with negative outcomes for mothers and their children. The purpose of this pilot project was to develop a standardized oral health curriculum to prepare Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) nurses to integrate oral health in home visits to high-risk, first time pregnant women and their children.

Methods:

The NYU College of Nursing Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) Program trained NFP nurses in Miami, Florida about oral health during pregnancy and early childhood using Cavity Free Kids (CFK), an evidence-based toolkit for integrating oral health into home visits. NFP nurses used the CFK oral health toolkit during home visits with first-time pregnant women and first-time mothers of children ages 0-2. Nurses and clients completed surveys (baseline, 30 and 90 days) to measure changes in oral health knowledge and practices. The nurse survey was self-administered through a web-based survey, and the client survey telephone-administered by trained interviewers. For the client data, changes across the three points in time were tested for statistical significance using a paired sample t-test.

Results:

Following the intervention, there was an increase in the number of nurses including oral health content in their home visits. There was also a statistically significant increase in the number of clients reporting that they have received oral health education and referral.

Conclusion:

Including oral health in NFP home visit curriculum is an effective way to positively influence the oral health self-care and child care practices of high risk pregnant women and children. NFP nurses meet with each first-time mom in 64 planned home visits until the child reaches two years of age, when the majority of primary teeth should have erupted. They are well suited to provide the parental education needed to reduce the number of dental caries children experience in their primary teeth. The main barrier to this is finding a place to include oral health in an already jam-packed curriculum. Increased awareness of the burden of oral disease in the United States and greater funding are needed to ensure that oral health becomes a standard component of the home visiting framework.

Keywords:
Maternal and Child Health; Nurse Home Visitors; Oral Health
Repository Posting Date:
7-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
7-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST603
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleTeeth for Two: Oral Health in Pregnancy and Early Childhooden_US
dc.contributor.authorHartnett, Erinen
dc.contributor.authorHaber, Judithen
dc.contributor.departmentUpsilonen
dc.author.detailsErin Hartnett, DNP, CPNP, APRN-BC, Professional Experience: Erin Hartnett, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP is the Program Director for the NYU College of Nursing’s oral health programs: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) and Teaching Oral Systemic Health (TOSH). Dr. Hartnett has developed a national interprofessional oral health nursing curriculum and has coordinated many oral health interprofessional experiences with NYU Nursing, Medical and Dental schools. Dr. Hartnett is involved in promoting oral health in the local, national and global community. She is a member of the New York City Department of Health Oral Health Task Force, the Advisory Committee for the AAPD Oral Health in Primary Care and the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future. She is a consultant for many colleges and universities who are developing interprofessional oral health programs. She has developed an oral health education program for the Nurse Family Partnership. Author Summary: Dr. Hartnett is the Program Director for the NYU College of Nursing’s oral health programs: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice and Teaching Oral Systemic Health. She has developed a national interprofessional oral health nursing curriculum and has coordinated many oral health interprofessional experiences at NYU. She is a consultant for many colleges and universities who are developing interprofessional oral health programs.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621704-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>During pregnancy, changes occur in the oral cavity that may lead to oral disease. Poor oral health during pregnancy is associated with negative outcomes for mothers and their children. The purpose of this pilot project was to develop a standardized oral health curriculum to prepare Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) nurses to integrate oral health in home visits to high-risk, first time pregnant women and their children.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>The NYU College of Nursing Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) Program trained NFP nurses in Miami, Florida about oral health during pregnancy and early childhood using Cavity Free Kids (CFK), an evidence-based toolkit for integrating oral health into home visits. NFP nurses used the CFK oral health toolkit during home visits with first-time pregnant women and first-time mothers of children ages 0-2. Nurses and clients completed surveys (baseline, 30 and 90 days) to measure changes in oral health knowledge and practices. The nurse survey was self-administered through a web-based survey, and the client survey telephone-administered by trained interviewers. For the client data, changes across the three points in time were tested for statistical significance using a paired sample t-test.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>Following the intervention, there was an increase in the number of nurses including oral health content in their home visits. There was also a statistically significant increase in the number of clients reporting that they have received oral health education and referral.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>Including oral health in NFP home visit curriculum is an effective way to positively influence the oral health self-care and child care practices of high risk pregnant women and children. NFP nurses meet with each first-time mom in 64 planned home visits until the child reaches two years of age, when the majority of primary teeth should have erupted. They are well suited to provide the parental education needed to reduce the number of dental caries children experience in their primary teeth. The main barrier to this is finding a place to include oral health in an already jam-packed curriculum. Increased awareness of the burden of oral disease in the United States and greater funding are needed to ensure that oral health becomes a standard component of the home visiting framework.</p>en
dc.subjectMaternal and Child Healthen
dc.subjectNurse Home Visitorsen
dc.subjectOral Healthen
dc.date.available2017-07-07T13:47:50Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-07-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-07T13:47:50Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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