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IDDSI Testing and Implementation – Live Webinar

Presented by: Lysa Johnson,M.S.,CCC-SLP and John Holahan, Founder SimplyThick, LLC

July 24th – 8:30-10:30 PM ET

After this course, you will be able to…

  • Describe steps to implement the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) within facility and/or work setting.

  • Identify challenges associated with policy and procedure related to IDDSI implementation.

  • List actionable steps to initiate IDDSI implementation and sustainment actions for continued success

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

Course Agenda

  • 8:30 – 8:40 PM ET Introduction
  • 8:40 – 8:45 PM ET Quick Overview of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation (IDDSI)
  • 8:50 – 9:10 PM ET IDDSI Testing Methods
  • 9:10 – 9:15 PM ET Review of IDDSI.org Resources
  • 9:15 – 9:30 PM ET Implementation Strategies
  • 9:30-9:45 PM ET Practical Implementation Resources
  • 9:45-10:00 PM ET – Timeline to Implementation
  • 10:00- 10:30 PM ET Discussion / Q & A

Speaker Information and Disclosures

Lysa Johnson received her Masters Degrees in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Minnesota- Duluth. She is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Mentor and Rehabilitation Program Development Specialist with Benedictine. Mrs. Johnson holds ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence, is a member of ASHA Special Interest Group 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders), a member of the Twin Cities Speech Language Pathology Organization and has fifteen years’ experience as an SLP. She is a certified Dementia Capable Care Trainer, Teepa Snow Dementia Educator and Alzheimer’s outreach Mentor. Ms. Johnson sits on the Leadership and Corporate sponsors board for Dementia Action Alliance, the ‘Evidence based practices' committee for Faith Community Nurse Network and is a collaborative program partner for ACP. Her clinical focus includes interdisciplinary program development, life enrichment, restorative wellness and dementia care in addition to ethics, insurance regulations across care settings, patient and clinician education and leadership. Ms. Johnson is a Clinical Fellowship Supervisor, New Hire SLP Mentor and Clinical Advisor for the Medical SLP Collective. And in her free time enjoys volunteering with the USWCA and coaching youth curling.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

Medical SLP Collective -Honoraria, speaking fee, Mentor fee

Employed by Benedictine Living Communities

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

A member of ASHA Special Interest Group 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders), a member of the Twin Cities Speech Language Pathology Organization and has fifteen years’ experience as an SLP. She is a certified Dementia Capable Care Trainer, Teepa Snow Dementia Educator and Alzheimer’s outreach Mentor. Ms. Johnson sits on the Leadership and Corporate sponsors board for Dementia Action Alliance, the ‘Evidence based practices' committee for Faith Community Nurse Network and is a collaborative program partner for ACP.

 

John Holahan graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors in Paper Science and Engineering in 1992.  After graduation he worked for Kelco – a thickener company owned by Merck and eventually sold to Monsanto – where he became an expert in several industrial thickeners.   He received his MBA at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  Upon graduation in 2001, he founded SimplyThick, LLC and their proprietary thickener – SimplyThick. They  have now sold over 750 million servings.
Over the years, John has presented to various long term care trade organizations on the topics of IDDSI, dysphagia, thickeners, and rheology.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

Owner of SimplyThick, LLC
Employee of SimplyThick
SimplyThick is a financial supporter of IDDSI. No editorial input.

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

Member of US IDDSI Reference Group.
Member of Canadian IDDSI Reference Group.

Additional FAQs

Can I get ASHA CEUS for this Course?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

What is the Refund/Cancellation Policy?  

Click here to view our policy:  https://medslpcollective.com/cancellation-of-courses-and-events/

What can I do if I have a complaint?  

Please contact us at info@medslpcollective.com

Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

What if I need special accommodations?  

If you require accommodations to access these materials due to a disability, please email us at info@medslpcollective.com