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Getting Your Hands on the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI): Applying methods to current practice (Members Only)
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
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Getting Your Hands on the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI):
Applying methods to current practice
 
Thursday, February 27, 2020
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Program to be held at LeadingAge Connecticut
110 Barnes Rd, Wallingford, CT
 
This presentation will assist clinicians in understanding the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI).  Attendees will become familiar with IDDSI framework, definitions and support for successful implementation within their respective facilities.  
 
This presentation will review IDDSI framework and standardization for testing methods.  An interactive food lab will allow hands on experience for clinicians to become familiar with the standardized process for testing food and liquids.  Clinicians will walk away with handouts needed to facilitate a successful role out program as well as the support needed for the upcoming elimination of the National Dysphagia Diet.

Learning Objectives:
After attending this presentation, the attendee will be able to:
  • Understand the IDDSI framework and its definitions
  • Practice new testing methods within IDDSI
  • Apply IDDSI terminology to your current practice
  • Develop implementation programs for your facility
The interactive food lab supplies will be provided by SDX Dysphagia Experts, a 2020 Gold Partner, and SimplyThick.  You are welcome to bring a special food item from your organization to test during the interactive food lab.
 
Registration and Program Details:
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00pm; registration begins at 1:30pm
  • Program to be held at LeadingAge Connecticut, 110 Barnes Rd, Wallingford, CT
  • Deadline to register is February 20th

About the Speaker:
Katlyn Baker is an inpatient Speech Language Pathologist for Hartford Healthcare's Rehabilitation Network. Katlyn is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (AHSA) and a member of the Connecticut Speech Hearing Association (CSHA).  Katlyn specializes in complex dysphagia, head and neck and acute laryngectomy. Other special interests include leading a system wide IDDSI transition and inpatient ST program development. She is certified in Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and is Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile certified.    

This meeting is for all interested LeadingAge Connecticut members and subscribers including speech therapists, dietitians, administrators, DNS, food service managers and anyone else interested in attending. Please register at the link below.

ONLINE REGISTRATION: Getting Your Hands on the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)