This webinar took place February 27, 2019
The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative was established to provide a global approach to consistent diet terminology and definitions for dysphagia diet therapy in all settings and for all cultures. IDDSI framework has been accepted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Speech Language Hearing Association with support for May 1, 2019 as the official launch date for implementation in the United States.
Join IDDSI Academy's IDDSI Task Force to discuss IDDSI framework terminology, testing methods and the important steps needed to get you closer to full IDDSI implementation within your facilities!
- Review benefits of IDDSI and prepare for implementation.
- Describe IDDSI testing methods for both drink thickness and food texture levels.
- Identify key resources to help guide implementation efforts.
- Explain the relationship of the regulations with the IDDSI guidelines.
Peter Lam, Dietitian, IDDSI Co-Chair
Peter Lam is a Registered Dietitian and Credentialed Food Service Executive in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He was the project lead for the Canadian Dysphagia Diet Terminology Standardization Terminology Project.
Susan Ringenberg, RD, LD/N
Ringenberg is currently the Regional Nutrition Manager with Sodexo Healthcare Division. Previously she had extensive work history in Long Term Care environment, working directly with Skilled Nursing, Post-Acute and Nursing Homes. As Regional Nutrition Manager, she assists over 90 hospital accounts in South East states, providing training, education, and regulatory compliance support for both clinical and patient services initiatives. Ringenberg is a member of the Academy's IDDSI Task Force.
Vickie Bergquist, MS, RDN, CD
Bergquist has worked for Wisconsin's regulatory agency, Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) since 2010. She develops and provides training and orientation for new and experienced surveyors statewide with lead responsibility for dietary services and nutritional care - both long-term care and acute care programs, as well as training to health care providers, advocates and other groups. Bergquist participates on surveys as needed for long term care and acute care providers. Vickie is also a member of the Academy's IDDSI Task Force.