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Standardization of Dysphagia Diets: A Model of Successful International Engagement, Free Case Studies Course

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Standardization of Dysphagia Diets: A Model of Successful International Engagement, Free Case Studies Course

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This course is available for free for ASHA members from February 1–28, 2017. 
The labels we use to describe the consistency of liquid or the texture of food used in dysphagia management are subjective, but delivering food or water of inappropriate consistencies presents a serious safety risk. Common terminology with clear definitions, and practical measurement guidelines could improve patient safety. The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) provides a new framework for classifying and labeling food and drink consistency as well as simple tests that can be used by clinicians, food service professionals and caregivers to confirm the characteristics of a food or drink item before it is served to a person with dysphagia. The framework facilitates clear communication across clinicians, hospitals, cities, and international borders and illustrates the practical value of international engagement.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • confirm the flow level of a liquid using the IDDSI syringe flow test
  • identify the texture level of a food product based on particle size and hardness, using the IDDSI food texture testing methods
  • identify steps toward implementation of the IDDSI framework
This free CEU course is part of ASHA's 8-month Case Studies program. Enjoy one free course per month through August 2017, and get practical, real-world solutions to apply in your work setting. Don't forget to check out the rest of our free courses!

Note: Free courses are available for ASHA members only. This course will be available for sale for both members and nonmembers at the beginning of the following month.

Continuing Education

: 0.05 PDHs: 0.5
: 2/1/2017 to 11/16/2017
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB17256F
Client Age: Adults
Language: English
Author: Catriona M. Steele, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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