For the last 15-20 years, most healthcare facilities have followed some version of the National Dysphagia Diet (NDD) while working with patients’ diet levels. The specific version has depended on each dietary department’s policies and interpretations of the NDD. Yet despite even the best of team efforts, we have continued to see significant texture variations and risks with the different dietary standards. So in 2012 an international group of professionals came together to discuss the idea of developing international dysphagia diet standards that would meet the needs of all individuals with dysphagia. The subsequent result of their research and collaboration is 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, in all care settings, and for all cultures.
This course provides an overview of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative, to include definitions, testing protocols and details for each of the 8 levels (0-7) within the IDDSI framework. Following the course, attendees will be empowered with tools and ideas to initiate their own implementation of IDDSI.
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- What is IDDSI?
- Why do we need a standardized system?
- Why is IDDSI Needed in LTC?
- Tests for IDDSI LIQUID LEVELS
- Syringe requirements for testing liquid levels
- IDDSI Protocols for assessing liquids
- Tests for IDDSI Food Levels
- Defining all IDDSI levels- Levels 0-7 are described in detail from physical characteristics to testing protocols, with examples of each noted
- An Example of a Dietary Department’s IDDSI Implementation Schedule
- Tools and resources cites
- Summary of expectations
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on knowledge and understanding of the steps to implement IDDSI in their facility.
- Cite the benefits of the purpose of moving from the National Dysphagia Diet (NDD) to the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative IDDSI guidelines
- List the testing requirements for all IDDSI liquid levels
- Cite the different tests used for assessing IDDSI food levels
- Cite the physical characteristics and physiological rationale for each level of thickness per IDDSI liquid level
- Identify the physical characteristics and physiological rationale for each level of thickness per IDDSI food level
- List example steps and tools that may be utilized when implementing the IDDSI protocols in a healthcare setting
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrator, Respiratory Therapist, Registered Dietitian
Instructional Level: Beginner
CDR CPE Level 2/ 740 Web-based
Learning Need Codes: 5210, 3050, 4190, 5040
Performance Indicators: 6.3.11, 6.1.6, 8.3.7, 10.2.2
Dieticians may submit feedback about activity directly to CDRQualityCPE@eatright.org
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Select Rehabilitation and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.