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IDDSI: History, Implementation and Practical Experience

Confused about IDDSI? Learn the history and the science behind the IDDSI diet from the President and founder Of SimplyThick, John Holahan, and even try out the test methods with the companion webinar kit that will be shipped to you. All for only $20!

This course is a cooperative offering between CEU Espresso and John Holahan of SimplyThick.
You must also register on the SimplyThick website here to attend the course.

 

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.

This course is a cooperative offering between CEU Espresso and John Holahan of SimplyThick.
You must also register on the SimplyThick website here to attend the course.

 

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Define the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI).
  2. List the differences between National Dysphagia Diet (NDD) and IDDSI.
  3. Describe how to test foods at bedside for IDDSI diet levels.
   

Agenda:

10 minHousekeeping, introduce speaker and background
20 minIDDSI Origin Story
20 minIDDSI Diet Overview – diet levels and descriptors
20 minIDDSI Test Methods – overview, videos, rationale
10 minIDDSI Implementation
25 minTest Method Hands-On demos
15 minQuestions and Answers

Duration:

2 hours.    

About the Presenters:

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. Laurie Berger, MBA RD LD is a Regional Manager for Simplythick LLC in the Midwest Region. She works with acute, long term care and chain accounts, and distribution and home healthcare customers in educating on dysphagia and the use of Simplythick. Laurie earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics and Restaurant Hotel Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and her Masters of Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. Laurie is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. Besides working in the dysphagia area for the last 18 years, Laurie has worked in various areas in nutrition and food service, including sales and marketing for adult and pediatric medical nutritional products, soy protein products, as a clinical dietitian and in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Laurie is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a member of Dietitians in Health Care Communities, Medical Nutrition Practice Group, Dietitians in Business and Communications and Clinical Nutrition Management. Laurie lives in St. Louis and in normal times likes international travel, hiking, taking walks with her dog - Petula, attending St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals games, eating at ethnic restaurants and reading.

Disclosures:

John Holahan's Presenter Disclosures:

Financial: President and Founder of SimplyThick, LLC. Paid by SimplyThick. Non-financial: 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.

Laurie Berger's Presenter Disclosures:

Financial: Employee of SimplyThick, LLC. Paid by SimplyThick. Non-financial: No non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure:

This course is presented by CEU-Espresso, Inc.

Content Disclosure:

This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
Note: Participants must attend all sessions and complete all course requirements to receive a Continuing Education Certificate. No partial credit will be awarded.  
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CEU Espresso is an Approved Provider for AOTA #11452 (OTs).
This course provides 0.2 AOTA CEUs.
AOTA Classification Codes:
Category 1 Domain of OT: Activities of Daily Living
Category 2 OT Process: Evaluation
Category 2 OT Process: Intervention
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CEU Espresso, Incorporated is an ASHA Approved CE Provider #ABFO.
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
 
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
 

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