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Facing Abuse of Older Adults.

Facing Abuse of Older Adults

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association is pleased to introduce "Facing Abuse of Older Adults" as an addition to its collection of online professional development courses. This professional development initiative was established to raise awareness of older adult abuse and neglect issues. It was made possible with the support and financial contribution of Human Resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees.  and Skills Development.


Dental hygienists are uniquely positioned to make a difference.

Take the Online Course CDHA's online course will provide you with knowledge in detecting, and increase your confidence in advocating against abuse and neglect of older adults. It has tips for communicating, community resources that can assist you and information about reporting abuse situations, The four-module course is presented in an audio and video format:

* Module (1): Awareness of Older Adult Abuse

* Module (2): Contributing Factors to Older Adult Abuse

* Module (3): Recognizing Abuse of Older Adults

* Module (4): Taking Action Against Older Adult Abuse

Refer to the Chairside Resource The chairside resource is an ideal reference for you.The fact sheet provides a wealth of pertinent information at your fingertips including types of abuse, communication tips, contact information to resources and so much more.

Attend the Webinars Participating in CDHA's three live and on-demand webi-nars and the discussion forums is an excellent way to update your knowledge on older adult abuse and neglect.

Attend the Conference Presentation Participating in onsite presentation at CDHA's national conference -Advancing Dental Hygiene dental hygiene
The practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy to prevent disease. Also called oral hygiene.
 Practice - in Halifax on 10 June 2011 This session focuses on older adult abuse indicators, communications with your client, and how to liaise with other professionals; to be safe, effective and ethical in working with this complex topic.

* Dental hygienists should be alert to suspicious injuries to clients' head areas along with bruises in different stages of healing.

* Two-thirds of the injuries sustained in abuse of older adults can be easily found during a routine oral examination and over one-half of these injuries occur in the head and neck region.

* Research shows that prior to training only 40% of dental hygienists definitely knew that they would report abuse and only 5% stated that they knew how to complete a report.

*After training, 100% stated that they would report the abuse and 96% indicated that they knew how to complete a report.


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Faire face aux mauvais traitements envers les aines

L'Association canadienne des hygienistes dentaires est heureuse de presenter * Faire face aux mauvais traitements envers les aTnes * a titre titre

 d'ajout a sa serie de cours de perfec-tionnement professionnel en ligne. Cette initiative de perfectionnement professionnel a ete mise sur pied pour accroitre la sensibilisation aux problemes de la violence et de la negligence a I'egard des personnes agees. Elle a ete rendue possible grace au soutien et a la contribution fmanciere de Ressources humaines et Developpement des competences Canada.

Par leur position unique, les hygienistes dentaires peuvent faire une difference.

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Inhabitants of Le Cours are called Coursiens.
 en ligne Le cours en ligne de I'ACHD vous fournira les connaissances necessaires pour detecter les mauvais traitements et la negligence envers les aines et augmentera votre confiance en votre capacite de defendre les interets de vos clients qui en sont victimes. Des conseils en matiere de communication y sont fournis, de meme que des liens a des ressources communautaires et de I'information sur la denonciation des situations de mauvais traitements. Le cours compte quatre modules et est presente en format audio et video:

* Module (1): Sensibilisation aux mauvais traitements envers les aines

* Module (2): Facteurs contribuant aux mauvais traitements envers les aines

* Module (3): Reconnaitre les mauvais traitements envers les aines

* Module (4): Passer a l'action

Participer aux webinaires

Participerauxtrois webinaires de I'ACHD en direct ou sur demande et aux forums de discussion est une excellente facon de parfaire vos connaissances et de vous tenir a jour sur les mauvais traitements et la negligence envers les aines.

Consulter la ressource a I'intention des hygienistes dentaires La ressource a I'intention des hygienistes dentaires est pour vous une re ference ideale. Le feuillet d'information fournit instantanement une mine de renseignements pertinents, dont les types de mauvais traite ments, des conseils en matiere de commu nication, les coordonnees de ressources a joindre et beaucoup beau·coup   also boo·coo or boo·koo Chiefly Southern U.S.
Many; much: beaucoup money.

n. pl.

Assister a la presentation a la conference nationale

II sera possible de participer a une presenta tion qui aura lieu a la conference nationale de I'ACHD - Lavancement de la pratique pra·tique  
Clearance granted to a ship to proceed into port after compliance with health regulations or quarantine.

[French, from Old French practique, from Medieval Latin
 de I'hygiene dentaire - a Halifax le 10 juin 2011. Pour agir de facon securitaire, efficace et ethique dans les situations liees a ce sujet complexe, cette seance mettra I'accent sur les indicateurs de mauvais traitements envers les aines, sur les communications avec vos clients et sur la facon d'etablir des liens avec les autres professionnels.

* Les hygienistes dentaires devraient faire preuve de vigilance quand elles con-statent des blessures suspectes dans la region de la tete des clients, de meme que des ecchymoses Ecchymosis (plural, ecchymoses)
The medical term for a bruise. Ecchymoses may develop around the eyes following a nasal fracture.

Mentioned in: Nasal Trauma
 a differentes etapes de guerison.

* Deux tiers des blessures decoulant des mauvais traitements envers les aines peuvent facilement etre constatees durant un examen ex·a·men  
An examination; an investigation.

[Latin exmen, a weighing out; see examine.]

Noun 1.
 buccal buc·cal
1. Of, relating to, adjacent to, or in the direction of the cheek.

2. Of or relating to the mouth cavity.

 de routine et plus de la moitie de ces blessures se presentent dans la region de la tete et du cou.

* La recherche revele qu'avant la forma tion, seulement 40 % des hygienistes dentaires disaient qu'elles denon-ceraient les mauvais traitements et seulement 5 % affirmaient savoir com ment remplir un rapport.

* Apres la formation, 100 % ont affirme qu'elles denonceraient les mauvais traitements et 96 % ont dit DIT

 savoir comment remplir un rapport.

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(i) Maalouf AA, Jurasic MM, Elder Abuse Elder Abuse Definition

Elder abuse is a general term used to describe harmful acts toward an elderly adult, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect, including self-neglect.
. J Mass Dent Assoc 1993;42(1):47-9.

(ii) Harmer-Beem M. The perceived likelihood of dental hygienists to report abuse before and after a training program. J Dent Hygiene 2005; Jan: 7.
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Date:May 1, 2011
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