Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Webinar: International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)

Bobbie Vailes

International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)
Date: August 22nd, 2018 at 2:00pm ET


Session Overview:

This session will present the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) which is a global standard with terminology and definitions to describe texture modified foods and thickened liquids used for individuals with dysphagia of all ages. Implementation of the IDDSI framework in LTC consisting of a continuum of 8 levels (0-7) will be presented. IDDSI has been endorsed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and also the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and will involve the entire interdisciplinary team involvement and support for success.  
Objectives:
After attending this session, attendees will be able to:
  1. Describe the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) being implemented in the US
  2. Recognize the 8 Levels on the framework/continuum.
  3. Identify resources to help implement in the facility as “Best Practice”

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