You’re invited! On February 15, 2022, at 1 p.m. CST, join Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDE, FAND and Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP for a free webinar titled IDDSI: An Integrated Approach: RD & SLP Insights for Improving Care and Creating a Culture of Safety. The webinar is sponsored by the Thick-It® brand.
WHAT: The adaptation of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)* is an ongoing process that involves continuous education. During this webinar, the presenters will provide the most up-to-date information on IDDSI, share firsthand experiences working with the framework from both the speech-language pathologist (SLP) and registered dietitian (RD) perspective, and offer practical strategies that are easy to implement and will boost the impact of IDDSI for those with dysphagia.
IDDSI is a standardized approach for efficient continuity of care across multiple healthcare disciplines. As such, this webinar is open to RDs, SLPs, dietary managers, and dining leaders with a basic understanding of the IDDSI framework. Each of these healthcare specialties plays an important role in IDDSI implementation, and working cooperatively will help usher in a new era of safety and quality for those with chewing and swallowing problems.
WHEN: February 15, 2022; 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. CST (includes 1 hour continuing education and a 15-minute chat with the Thick-It® brand)
- SLPs earn one hour through the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- RDs earn one hour through the Commission on Dietetic Registration—the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Certified Dietary Managers (CDMs) and Certified Food Protection Professionals (CFPPs) earn one hour through the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers—the credentialing agency for the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.
- Understand the rationale of each IDDSI level from the SLP perspective, the scientific evidence that supports that rationale, and how to determine which level best meets the needs of individuals based on chewing and swallowing ability.
- Gain practical understanding from the RD perspective on the value of testing foods and drinks and how testing helps improve recipes and empowers foodservice teams to elevate safety and quality.
- Recognize the need for ongoing training and identify the elements that comprise a good training program that promotes a culture of safety through IDDSI.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDE, FAND is the founder of Roche Dietitians and a nationally recognized leader in nutrition consulting. Maggie’s mission is to educate and empower those who nourish others. Most recently Maggie has created IDDSI training programs that simplify IDDSI implementation, improve food quality, and promote safety. She has trained thousands on the IDDSI Framework and Testing Methods. Maggie is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition. She has advanced credentials as a certified diabetes educator, is board certified as a specialist in gerontological nutrition, and is distinguished as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Financial Disclosure: Margaret is the owner and founder of Roche Dietitians. Margaret’s opinions and advice are her own. Margaret Roche and Roche Dietitians are paid consultants to Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc., producers of the Thick-It® brand family of products, and have received compensation for presenting this webinar.
Non-financial Disclosure: Margaret is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a volunteer on the Resources Collection/Best Practices Work Group of USIRG (United States IDDSI Reference Group).
Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP is a speech-language pathologist with 19 years of specialty experience evaluating and treating adult and geriatric patients with cognitive-communication deficits and dysphagia. A consummate professional, a proven leader, a dedicated mentor, and a patient advocate with a passion for evidence-based practice, Katrina currently serves as vice president for SDX Dysphagia Experts, Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association vice president for education and planning, and a US & Territories IDDSI Reference Group volunteer and co-chair of the communications and newsletter committee.
Financial Disclosure: Katrina’s opinions and advice are her own. Katrina is a paid consultant to Roche Dietitians and has received compensation for presenting this webinar. Katrina receives a salary from Swallowing Diagnostics, LLC as Vice President.
Non-financial Disclosure: Katrina is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is Vice President of Education & Planning for Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a volunteer on the Communications/News Workgroup as co-chair of USIRG (United States IDDSI Reference Group.
Space is limited – reserve your spot for IDDSI: An Integrated Approach: RD & SLP Insights for Improving Care and Creating a Culture of Safety today!
*Thick-It® brand is a gold sponsor of IDDSI. This article is NOT an official IDDSI resource, educational material, or education program, and it is NOT meant to replace materials and resources on www.IDDSI.org.
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