Why is oral hygiene of a patient important? What is the impact of poor oral hygiene on patient’s general health? Oral health plays an important role in the health and well-being of older people and therefore quality of life. Pain and difficulty with eating can lead to poor levels of nutritionPoor oral appearance, bad breath and dental incapacity can lead to social isolationOral disease is now implicated in peptic ulcers, respiratory and cardiovascular illnessDental decay is the most costly diet related disease in Australia ahead of coronary disease, hypertension and diabetes17.If a client is having frequent falls, whom would you report, what are the forms you complete and some of the techniques you would use to minimise the risk of falls? If a client is having frequent falls, you need to report the incident to the supervisor or RN and family. You need to report to the Doctor as well.Need to fill Accident/Incident form if the patient had a fall, STAR_CHCCCS011_Student_Assessment_Workbook_2019_v2.0
18 Red-alert form if client is on frequent monitoring,Neurological observation chart if the patient had head injury.Frequent monitoring by completing red-alert/surveillance chart Falls monitorSafety alert 18.List ways on how to assist client’s with information about their care needs and health requirements. Follow nursing process 1.Assessment phase - conduct a patient interview2.Diagnosing phase – make judgement3.Planning phase – develop plan to action4.Implementation – follow through the plan5.Evaluation phase - goalsSTAR_CHCCCS011_Student_Assessment_Workbook_2019_v2.0
19 19.Explain briefly in your own words why is it important to comply with organisational reporting and recording requirements. To maintain accurate information to respond to client needs and toprovide effective and quality servicesIdentify client needsAct as a guide for planned action and provides a reference point toensure the client is receiving the required servicesWritten records provide evidence that actions have been performedand give an account of procedures that have been followedPassing on documentation regarding changes in individuals, incidentreports or hand-over records may also assist in meeting duty of carerequirements in a client.Documents provide evidence of the actions or lack of due care and compliance with industry standards in the event of an incident, accident or other adverse effect.It is to demonstrate accountability to service users, funding bodies, government and other stakeholders.Service providers must complete and maintain records that demonstrate compliance with department expectations and benchmarks.STAR_CHCCCS011_Student_Assessment_Workbook_2019_v2.0
20 20.According to policy and protocols of an organization, during a shift, what pieces of documentation (written or computerised) are carers responsible for? Where would you file those documents?