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IDDSI Ready

Are You Ready to Implement IDDSI?

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) officially rolled out on 1st May 2019. There are some significant changes involved with the IDDSI framework when compared to the previous Australian Standards, so it is important that your site is completely ready. IDDSI Education Have all staff...

Nutrition and Wound Healing

Nutrition and Wound Healing Pressure injury prevalence has been reported at 16-23% Chronic leg ulcers affect 1-3% of people aged over 60years, with incidence increasing up to 5-10% in the 80+ age group. (3,4). Wounds can include pressure ulcers, wounds post-surgery or trauma and wounds or ulcers...

IDDSI Changes

IDDSI Implementation Advice

IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative) is being implemented from May 1st 2019. IDDSI provides a standardised framework for the terminology and definitions for modified diets and thickened fluids. There are many differences between the current Australian Standards and IDDSI. IDDSI Implementation Advice #1...

Feeding aged care residents

Swallowing and COPD

People who have respiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) face a number of difficulties. One common but not often discussed difficulty is with swallowing or ‘dysphagia’. Why might swallowing be a problem? Swallowing is a fast and complex process which involves the careful coordination...