TOPIC: To IDDSI and Beyond: Our Journey to Implementation of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)

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TOPIC: To IDDSI and Beyond: Our Journey to Implementation of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)

  • January 31, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DSHA Evening Meeting:
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TOPIC: To IDDSI and Beyond: Our Journey to Implementation of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)

Thursday, January 31, 2019
6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Christiana Hospital, Ammons Center Room 14
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE (**park in visitor parking lot)

Distance Location: Bayhealth Outpatient Rehabilitation Building, 560 S. Governors Ave, Dover,
DE, 19901  (**Live streaming of presentation to Bayhealth)

RSVP by January 28th to sweatherford@esdel.orgplease specify if you will attend at Christiana Care or Bayhealth

Attendance at no charge is a benefit of DSHA Membership
Cost to non-DSHA members is $15

Course Description:
Participants will learn the history of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) including rationale, framework, mapping from previous systems, as well as methods of testing food and liquid consistencies. This program is designed to increase speech pathologists awareness of the IDDSI in order to prepare for adopting this framework for optimal patient safety across settings, cultures, and for research.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will state 2 reasons to support implementation of standardized terminology for dysphagia diets
  2. Participants will categorize common foods/liquids using IDDSI terminology.
  3. Participants will state 2 methods for testing food and liquids according to IDDSI standards.

Speaker Bios
Dale Gregore, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, a graduate of West Chester State College and Boston University, has over 30 years experience in medical speech pathology.  Board certified in swallowing and swallowing disorders, Dale is the Program Manager of Speech Pathology for Christiana Care Health System.  She is a Clinical Instructor at University of Delaware and co-teaches the graduate level Dysphagia and Complex Medical courses.

Deborah Ottenthal, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT, is the Assistant Manager for the Pediatric Team and Pediatric Speech/Language Pathologist at Christiana Care Health System. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Syracuse University in 1993, and her Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders at Boston University in 1995.

Debbie has worked with the Infant Therapy Team in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit since 2004.  Debbie has the experience evaluating and treating a variety of speech and language disorders along with feeding and swallowing disorders across a variety of ages and diagnoses.

She is also Pediatric Vital Stim certified since 2007.  Spring of 2015, she received her Board Certification Specialty in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.  She became a Certified Neonatal Therapist in September 2017.

She has been presenting on the NICU, Dysphagia, and being a Medical SLP at West Chester University since 2009.  In addition, she is also teaching the pediatric dysphagia portion of the University of Delaware’s Dysphagia class with fellow colleagues.

Kristen Palmer, MA, CCC, SLP, BCS-S, a graduate of Loyola University and Northwestern University has worked with adults in the medical setting for 20 years. She became board certified in swallowing and swallowing disorders in 2014. She is currently a level IV Speech Pathologist at Christiana Care Health System as well as a Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Instructor at the University of Delaware.

Janet Sechrist, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, a graduate of West Chester University and Cleveland State University, has over 19 years of experience working with adults in a variety of medical settings.  Janet is currently a level IV Speech Pathologist working for Christiana Care Health System in Outpatient Oncology Speech Rehabilitation and Acute Care settings.  She is a clinical instructor at University of Delaware co-teaching graduate level Dysphagia and Complex Medical courses.