Samenwerking met de UEA: University of East Anglia (Norwich)
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Working with People Living with Dementia – A UEA Masterclass for Dental Professionals
With Professor Eneida Mioshi, Dr Sarah Housden and colleagues
The number of people living with dementia worldwide in 2015 was estimated to be 47.47 million, reaching 75.63 million in 2030 and 135.46 million in 2050. Dementia and cognitive impairment are the leading chronic disease contributors to disability, and, particularly, dependence among older people worldwide. While older people can often cope well, and remain reasonably independent even with marked physical disability, the onset of cognitive impairment quickly compromises their ability to carry out essential tasks in daily life. In addition, people living with dementia will increasingly have difficulty to meet their basic personal care needs. In this context, it is essential that dental practitioners develop skills to work effectively with people living with dementia, in order to assist them in maintaining their dental health, and to minimise complications which may be caused by a combination of ageing and reduced attention to oral hygiene.
Aims of the Masterclass
- To provide an understanding of how dementia may affect the experience, communication and behaviours of individuals living with dementia in the context of dentistry;
- To equip dentists and associated professionals to work effectively with people living with dementia and their families and/or carers.
By the end of this Masterclass, participants will be able to:
- Describe the key symptoms of dementia, and how these may progress through different stages.
- Outline the most commonly occurring types of dementia and the signs and symptoms of each of these.
- Describe how dementia may affect the ability of an individual to communicate and ways of working with non-verbal communication;
- Analyse how behaviour may be used by people living with dementia as a means of communicating distress, and adopt new techniques for minimising such distress.
- Evaluate their current practice and identify ways in which they will change their approach to accommodate the needs of people living with dementia and their families and/or carers.
- Identify how the physical and sensory environments of the dental surgery may be interpreted by and affect people living with dementia, and outline strategies for making these environments more ‘dementia-friendly’.
Managing medical emergencies in the dental setting
Dr Rebekah Hill – ALS Instructor, Course Director for Acute & Critical Care , UEA | Suzanne Moffat ALS Instructor , Lecturer Paramedic Science, UEA.
The number of people suffering out of hospital cardiac arrests is increasing, with approximately 28,000 people suffering a cardiac arrest out of a hospital per year in the UK. Although rare in general dental practice, the survival of out of hospital cardia arrest is poor, only 8% survive to leave hospital.
It is a requirement of dental care professionals to possess the appropriate knowledge and skills to assess and treat a range of medical emergencies and it is well established that training can make a significant contribution to the survival of people whom suffer medical difficulties and cardiac arrest. Specific resuscitation equipment should be available in all dental premises and all clinical areas should have access to an automated external defibrillator (AED). Primary care dental providers should undergo training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including basic airway management and the use of an AED. The proposed study day will ensure staff are both confident and competent to perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation, have contemporary knowledge and evidence base for the recognition and treatment of a range of medical emergencies likely to be encountered in general dental practice. The master class will provide simulation based practice of emergency response to a range of situations likely to arise in dental practice.
- To provide an understanding of common medical emergencies in the context of dentistry;
- To equip dentists and associated professionals to recognise and treat medical emergencies
- Describe the common medical emergencies encountered in dentistry.
- Outline the most commonly occurring types of emergencies and the signs and symptoms of each of these.
- Describe how to recognise and assess those with medical emergency in dental practice
- Describe how the medical emergency is managed and treated
- Demonstrate competent skills of medical emergency management
- Evaluate their current practice and identify ways in which they will change their approach to emergency management.