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Exploring and Implementing IDDSI for Pediatrics

presented by Jennifer Raminick, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Danielle M. Ward, MA, CCC-SLP

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Financial: Jennifer Raminick receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She has no other relevant financial relationships.

Financial: Danielle M. Ward receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She has no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Raminick has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Nonfinancial: Danielle M. Ward has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Additional Disclosure: These are not official IDDSI resources, educational materials, or education programs, and they are not meant to replace materials and resources on www.IDDSI.org.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 19 Minutes; Learning Assessment: 37 Minutes

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) has been endorsed by multiple governing bodies as best practice in texture modification for dysphagia. This course will provide an in-depth look at the steps to implementation, key stakeholders, and how to navigate the transition in an acute care pediatric hospital setting. Food preparation and recipe testing for menu research and development as well as pediatric IDDSI compliance will be reviewed. Target audiences include speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, nurses, and registered dietitians. This course is applicable to inpatient and outpatient hospital settings.

Meet Your Instructors

Jennifer Raminick, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Jen Raminick graduated from California State University, Long Beach, and has been a speech-language pathologist at a pediatric acute care hospital for more than eight years. She has earned her board-certified specialist accreditation in swallowing and has multiple leadership roles in the hospital, including a chair of the clinical practice committee to guide patient care.…

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Danielle M. Ward, MA, CCC-SLP

Danielle graduated from California State University, Long Beach, and has been a pediatric speech-language pathologist for more than five years. She has spent most of her career working at a pediatric acute care hospital, where she has treated infants and children with a variety of feeding, swallowing, and communication disorders. Danielle has experience as a…

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1. Implementing IDDSI in a Pediatric Healthcare Setting

This chapter will assist the viewer in constructing a plan for how to successfully implement IDDSI in a healthcare setting. Key stakeholders will be identified and roles clearly defined. Possible barriers to implementation will be reviewed as well as potential solutions.

2. Providing Education for a Successful Rollout

This chapter will discuss opportunities for education across disciplines that will increase provider buy-in and carryover. Examples of IDDSI education across multiple modalities will be provided.

3. IDDSI for Itty-Bitty Patients

This chapter will inspire menu development and provide examples of how to produce IDDSI-compliant, kid-friendly recipes for pediatric dysphagia patents. Testing methods will be applied to analyze the consistency of each food item.

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