On-Demand IDDSI Webinar 2.0: Elevating Patient Care

Whether you’re the speech-language pathologist recommending IDDSI levels, the registered dietitian planning the menu, or the dietary manager overseeing food and beverage preparation and service, we all have a role to play in supporting the health and wellbeing of our patients and residents with dysphagia.

Learn the latest on IDDSI and hear first-hand experiences from an SLP and an RD working on the front lines of dysphagia care. View our free webinar, IDDSI 2.0: Elevating Patient Care, on-demand today.

Review actual CMS Statements of Deficiency from recent surveys that cite issues related to dysphagia and modified texture diets. See videos of patients swallowing to better understand how dysphagia risks can be mitigated with key IDDSI concepts. Learn simple, ready-to-use techniques you can put into practice right away no matter where you or your facility are at in your IDDSI implementation journey. And, earn Continuing Education credits in this webinar developed for RDs, SLPs, dietary managers, and dining leaders with a basic understanding of the IDDSI framework.

Webinar Details & Learning Objectives


Presented by Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, FAND and Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP, IDDSI 2.0: Elevating Patient Care is a free Continuing Education opportunity for Dietary Managers, RDs, SLPs and others interested in nutrition and dining.

On completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the IDDSI food and drink characteristics unique to each IDDSI level.
  2. Gain practical understanding from the SLP and RD perspective on the value of accurate IDDSI level recommendations and implementation to improve quality and avoid regulatory citations.
  3. Recognize the benefit of IDDSI testing and how it helps improve recipes and empowers foodservice teams to elevate safety and quality.
  4. Identify best practices for fine tuning IDDSI implementation.

Continuing Education has been approved for the following:

Certified Dietary Managers, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPPs) earn one hour through the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers the credentialing agency for Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.

RDs earn one hour through the Commission on Dietetic Registration the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

SLP’s will receive documentation of attendance for the ASHA Certification Maintenance professional development requirement.

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To help you serve the nutritional needs of your patients with dysphagia, the Thick-It® brand is pleased to offer a free sampling program for healthcare professionals. Sign up today to receive select free samples from the Thick-It® brand suite of dysphagia nutrition solutions.

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*Thick-It® brand is a gold sponsor of IDDSI. This webinar 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.

Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have about a medical condition, treatment, or the use of Thick-It® products. The information contained herein is for informational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment in any manner.