Nurses' oral health assessments of nursing home residents pre- and post-training: a pilot study.


The purpose of this study was to determine if instruction in how to perform the MDS (Minimum Data Set) oral health assessment and RAP (Resident Assessment Protocol) Summary required by federal regulations will improve nurses' accuracy of the assessments. Fifty residents, admitted within 90 days before a training lecture, were assessed by 18 nurses. A 30… (More)