Interprofessional Collaboration Using Oral Hygiene to Limit Aspiration Pneumonia Risk in Long-Term Care

Location: 
Lecture Theatre "B", Health Sciences Centre
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Date: 
23 Nov 2017
23 Nov 2017

Interprofessional Collaboration Using Oral Hygiene to Limit Aspiration Pneumonia Risk in Long-Term Care

A presentation by Catriona Steele PhD, S-LP (C) co-hosted by Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research and the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Hygienists’ Association.
 
Dr. Catriona M. Steele is the Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and a professor in the Graduate Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Steele worked as a medical speech-language pathologist for 10 years. During her forthcoming visit to St. John’s, Dr. Steele will present on the value of interprofessional collaboration to prevent aspiration pneumonia in long-term care, elaborating on her research involving the oral healthcare perspectives of speech-language pathologists, dental hygienists and nursing staff working in long term care. The presentation incorporates the value of interprofessional communication, education, and organizational support among different professions for improved health outcomes and cost savings to the health care system. Please contact your health professional college for continuing education or professional development credit.
 
RSVP by November 21, 2017 dhc.inc@gmail.com
 
There is no cost for participation but the donation of a non-perishable food item will be gratefully accepted by the NLDHA who will pass along to the local food banks. Parking available at the HSC parking lot (HSC parking fees will apply).

 

                                         

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