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IDDSI—Next Steps, Tools & Tips for Smooth Implementation

November 07, 2017
  Conservative estimates suggest more than 560 million people worldwide live with swallowing disorders—dysphagia. Many of those people eat specially prepared foods and liquids that are safer and easier to swallow. In recent years, a number of countries developed standardized terminology for texture-modified foods and thickened liquids to improve care and safety. However, the various published national standards only added to the confusion globally, mainly because of their varied terminology, labels, number and levels of food texture, and liquid thickness. Patient safety is affected as a result.

NYMC Faculty: Luis F. Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, associate professor of speech-language pathology and director of the Center for Swallowing and Speech-Language Pathology
Source: The Asha Leader Glob