IDDSI: History, Implementation and Practical Experience
The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative is a global effort to standardize terminology and test methods for the dysphagia diet. The promise is better research and better patient outcomes. The diet is ASHA endorsed and is in the process of being implemented across the country. In this 2 hour course, we cover the history and the science behind the diet, look at the test methods and even try the test methods out with the companion webinar kit that will be shipped to you.
Key Learning Outcomes:
As a result of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
- Define the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI).
- List the differences between the National Dysphagia Diet (NDD) and IDDSI.
- Describe how to test foods at bedside for IDDSI diet levels.
10 min – Housekeeping, introduce speaker and background
20 min – IDDSI Origin Story
20 min – IDDSI Diet Overview – diet levels and descriptors
20 min – IDDSI Test Methods – overview, videos, rationale
10 min – IDDSI Implementation
25 min – Test Method Hands-On demos
15 min – Questions and Answers
About the Presenter:
President and Founder of SimplyThick, LLC. Mr. Holahan is also the inventor of the company’s patented thickener – SimplyThick. He graduated from the University of Minnesota a B.S. in Paper Science and Engineering in 1992. In 2001, Mr. Holahan graduated from the Executive MBA program at Washington University in St. Louis. As part of his academic career, he has been elected to both the honor societies for forestry and business – Xi Sigma Pi and Beta Gamma Sigma. Mr. Holahan has worked with thickeners – and not just in healthcare — for his entire business career. Initially, he worked for Kelco – a thickener company owned by Merck and eventually sold to Monsanto – where he became an expert in several industrial thickeners. During his MBA, Mr. Holahan developed the business plan for SimplyThick and upon graduation in 2001, founded the company and has worked there ever since.
President and Founder of SimplyThick, LLC. Paid by SimplyThick.
SimplyThick, LLC is a financial supporter of IDDSI but has no input on the content or direction of IDDSI.
Mr. Holahan is a member of the Canadian IDDSI Expert Reference Group.
This course is presented by CEU-Espresso, Inc.
This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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Easy-to-Chew has been added to the IDDSI framework 2019. It is:
IDDSI framework can be used to classify the diets of:
T/F – The IDDSI framework connects level 3 and level 4 across food and drinks. This means your foods and drink level are connected. If you are on a level 3 diet, your food has to be liquidized AND your liquids have to be moderately thick. If you are on a level 4 diet, your food has to be pureed AND your liquids have to be Extremely Thick.
You can reuse syringes for IDDSI flow testing:
Soft and Bite-Sized limits adults to food pieces that are no more than:
IDDSI resources are available in the following formats:
A primary goal of the IDDSI framework is to reduce communication errors between caregivers through standardized terminology.
IDDSI consists of:
A primary benefit of the IDDSI Framework is that practical tools are in the hands of caregivers at the point of meal service.
To adopt the IDDSI diet, your facility MUST include every diet level. You can NOT skip any diet levels.