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Registered Dietician (RD) + Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Collaboration

October 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides similarities and differences between a registered dietician and a speech-language pathologist and how collaboration provides positive outcomes. Lemieux-Charles, L., McGuire, W.L. (2006) What do we know about health care team effectiveness? A review of the literature. Medical Care Research and Review. 63(3):263-300.
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Clinical Resource: IDDSI Level 7 (Regular Easy to Chew)

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
The International Dysphagia Diet Initiative (IDDSI) level seven is for modified solids called “Regular Easy to Chew.” This material provides information for patients and their caregivers on this consistency’s characteristics, why it may be recommended, ways to test it at home, and helpful recommendations for preparation. Video on how to use this resource:
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IDDSI Level 6 (Soft and Bite-Sized)

January 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
The International Dysphagia Diet Initiative (IDDSI) level six is for modified solids called “Soft and Bite-Sized.” This material provides information for patients and their caregivers on this consistency’s characteristics, the reasoning for recommendation/need for this consistency, ways to test this consistency at home, and helpful recommendations for preparation.
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International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) Implementation in Health Care

April 12, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
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.
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Respiratory-Swallow Coordination in Healthy Adults During Drinking of Thin to Extremely Thick Liquids (2020)

January 13, 2022 by txinsights.
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 […]
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