April 2018

  • IDDSI Implementation Guides
  • Webinar Series continues
  • Translations
  • New Sponsors
  • IDDSI on the Move
IDDSI Implementation is underway in many countries and we have heard stories of successes on both the broader national or regional scale as well as on the individual facility scale.  The Kempen IDDSI implementation project , along with stories from our global community has helped inform our newest resource – the IDDSI Implementation Guides.

We have created IDDSI Implementation Guides for:

These guides are useful to those just “thinking about” implementation, as well as those that are now committed to implementing the IDDSI framework in their facilities. You will also find a combined cross sector guide, illustrating how teams from different sectors can collaborate and how the implementation tasks line up. 

These guides outline a number of key tasks, in a suggested chronological manner,  that may be accomplished across a 12-month period. They are intended as suggestions only and we encourage implementation teams to customize the guides to their own settings and culture.

Check out our website ! We have a number of our implementation tools and resources which are available to help support teams in their implementation. These can be found on our Resources tab .
Upcoming Webinars
Our next webinar is titled The More We Know, the More We Grow: A Pediatric Hospital’s Developmental Progression with the IDDSI and is scheduled for May 9 & May 24, 2018.

  • Kamie Sylvester, SLP Connecticut Children's Medical Center  
  • Jodi Cegelka, SLP Connecticut Children's Medical Center 
  • Marni Simon SLP, Connecticut Children's Medical Center 
  • Virginia Van Epps  clinical manager of speech-language pathology at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. 

This presentation from Connecticut Children’s Medical Centre will outline the process this committed group went through implementing IDDSI at their pediatric centre, highlighting both the facilitators and barriers encountered along the way.  The presenters will cover aspects such as gaining support for the initiative; obtaining necessary materials and technical support; education; implementation and quality assessments.  They will also discuss future plans to help continue growing.  

Webinar is free but you must register. 

Please make sure to check your Time Zone
Missed our latest webinar?

No problem – we recorded it ! All our previous webinars are now available on the Resources page of our website, which takes you to our official YouTube channel We hope these videos will help supplement your education efforts on implementation for a variety of audiences/sectors. 
IDDSI Translations
Check our Translations tab and volunteer to help.  Check in regularly to see a full list of translated documents under review and in process documents.
IDDSI on the Move
  • April 2018,  Brazilian Dysphagia Conference, Brazil
  • April 2018,  Ontario AdvantAge Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • April 2018, Pacific Society for Nutrition Managers Meeting, Vancouver, BC Canada
  • May 2018, Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference, Sydney, Australia,
  • May 2018, Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Adelaide, Australia
  • May 2018 – Nourishing Knowledge - Optimizing Nutrition in Continuing Care – Red Deer, AB, Canada
  • June 2018 – Dietitians of Canada Conference – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • June 2018 –Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • June 2018 – Canadian Society of Nutrition Management Conference – Moncton, NB, Canada

Please let us know what you are doing in your part of the world. We would be happy to share it with the rest of the world.
New Sponsors
Thank you to our newest Silver sponsors CMI and ParapharmaTech for their generous support and for joining the IDDSI Community. Welcome!
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