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Techniques for Individualized Mouth Care: Mouth Care Without a Battle

Presented by Pioneer Network and
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


June 27, 2013
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT

Research has increasingly linked poor oral hygiene to bad outcomes such as pneumonia, chronic pain, poor oral intake, and reduced quality of life. Research has also identified novel best practice approaches that make mouth care more effective and easier to perform.

This webinar will introduce Mouth Care Without a Battle, evidence-based training that combines best practices in oral hygiene with proven techniques to overcome resistance to care among persons with dementia and related conditions. It is designed to empower caregivers to turn mouth care from a challenging, often onerous task to a special, personalized service that the elders and caregivers look forward to having performed. Webinar participants will receive an overview of new evidence on the link between oral health and other health outcomes; information about available oral health assessment tools; new techniques, products and issues in implementing and sustaining quality mouth care; and principles of effective support and supervision by nurse managers and administrators.

This webinar is appropriate for care partners in many settings including nursing homes, assisted living and home care.

Webinar including the Mouth Care Without A Battle DVD: $139

Webinar Only: $99 (use discount code Webinaronly)

Special Discount Price for North Carolina Providers: $49
(use discount code NCHomeswebinar -- does not include DVD)


Philip Sloane, MD, MPH (Geriatrician)

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, is the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Sloane has served as medical director of a skilled nursing facility, as medical director of a nursing home Alzheimer's Unit, as national advisor on Alzheimer's care for a major nursing home chain, as director of a nursing home teaching service, and as quality improvement consultant to a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. His research has included numerous studies of long-term care issues, including the studies of innovative techniques of bathing and oral hygiene care that provided the basis for the educational products, Bathing without a Battle and Mouth Care Without a Battle, which he co-authored.

Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD (Gerontologist and Researcher)
Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Work and Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She began her career as a geriatric social worker, providing direct and consultative services to residents, families, and caregivers in nursing homes, assisted living, and home settings. Dr. Zimmerman is widely recognized as a leading scholar in long-term care research, especially her scholarship related to assisted living, culture change, person-centered care, and new models of care. She was co-led the research and development of Mouth Care Without a Battle, and is leading a new project to evaluate pneumonia outcomes following mouth care.

Ann Louise Barrick, PhD (Psychologist)
Ann Louise Barrick, PhD, is a retired Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former director of psychological services at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, North Carolina. Dr. Barrick has decades of experience providing individual services, directing care, and conducting training on the behavioral management of persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. She co-directed development of the techniques used in both Bathing Without a Battle and Mouth Care Without a Battle, and she co-authored Module 2: Managing Behavioral Challenges of Mouth Care Without a Battle.

Patricia Poole, RDH, MS, LPN (Dental Hygenist)
Patricia Poole, RDH, MS, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene in the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. An expert on products and techniques related to mouth care, she also has training and experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse. In the development of Mouth Care Without a Battle she served as project consultant on selection of products and supplies, and worked with Dr. Barrick in the development of innovative care techniques.