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Dysphagia IDDSI Diet Textures/Liquids with Visual of Swallowing Anatomy

Published by <p>Handout describing the different levels of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardized Initiative (IDDSI) with swallowing anatomy visual. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) Implementation in Health Care

Published by <p>This course will review the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) implementation in the acute care setting, including the rationale for utilization of IDDSI’s standardized naming and testing approach, key starting points/contacts for implementation of a new diet system within the health care setting, and various IDDSI levels and restrictions required for each level. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Respiratory-Swallow Coordination in Healthy Adults During Drinking of Thin to Extremely Thick Liquids (2020)

Published by <p>The coordination of respiration and swallowing is controlled by the central pattern generators located within the brainstem. This timely precision of muscle coordination prevents aspiration of foreign material into the airway and lungs. For healthy adults, the most common swallowing respiratory pattern is the expiration- respiratory pause-expiration pattern, but this pattern is knowns as the […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Effects of Aspirated Thickened Water on Survival and Pulmonary Injury in a Rabbit Model

Published by <p>Since this study would never be approved for human participants, adult New Zeland rabbits were humanely used within this prospective small animal clinical trial. A total of 24 rabbits were separated into three groups of eight for a three consecutive day study. The rabbits were anesthetized intravenously and were able to breathe spontaneously with the […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Dysphagia therapy printable: Transitional foods

Transitional Foods

Published by <p>This handout explains what transitional foods are, who should consume this type of food, the value of implementing this type of food, and factors that can influence tolerance. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Dysphagia printable handout: Transitioning from NDD to IDDSI

Transitioning From National Dysphagia Diet (NDD) to the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)

Published by <p>Many facilities are transitioning from the National Dysphagia Diet (NDD) to the International Dysphagia Diet Standardized Initiative (IDDSI). This handout provides a visual comparison of the various diet levels to help with this transition for patients, care partners, and other medical professionals.  <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Dysphagia therapy printable: Thickened liquids signs

Thickened Liquids Signs – Nectar, Honey, and Pudding Thick

Published by <p>These signs can be placed at head-of-bed to serve as helpful reminders for patients, staff, and family. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Dysphagia therapy printable: Tabletop swallow strategy cue cards

Tabletop Dysphagia Cue Cards

Published by <p>These handy dysphagia cue cards are designed to be discretely placed at dining tables to remind patients of dysphagia precautions. The cue cards feature a graphic of swallow anatomy/physiology and have blank spaces for SLPs to include specific personalized swallow strategies. Looking for this resource in Italian? Find it here. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Dysphagia therapy printable: Summertime recipes for people with dysphagia

Summertime Recipes for People with Dysphagia

Published by <p>Is it summertime? Time for tasty, refreshing, tangy, food? Just because someone has dysphagia, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy summertime flavors. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Dysphagia printable handout: Straws and dysphagia

Straws and Dysphagia

Published by <p>People may not consider how complex swallowing with a straw can be and how many muscles need to be coordinated for swallowing to be safe. This handout provides education to the patient and care partners about the steps required to swallow safely with a straw. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>