The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics announced it is implementing a global initiative May 1, 2019 to standardize diets for people who suffer from swallowing disorders.
The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative created standardized terminology and definitions for texture-modified foods and thickened liquids to improve safety and care for more than 590 million people worldwide living with dysphagia, a swallowing disorder.
The Academy, our members and our multidisciplinary colleagues look forward to incorporating this new framework to help those suffering from swallowing disorders,” said registered dietitian nutritionist Diane M. Enos, the Academy’s Chief Learning Officer.
Dysphagia can occur at any time throughout a person's life. The most common causes are related to underlying medical or physical conditions. In severe cases,
We understand that adoption and implementation will take some time, so IDDSI resources, containing best practices, are available to help health professionals promote change in their facilities,” Enos said.
For additional information on the IDDSI, visit www.iddsi.org.
United States IDDSI Reference Group
The official launch of IDDSI in the United States of America began May 2019. The United States IDDSI Reference Group (USIRG) would like to help guide your facility or organization through IDDSI implementation. The USIRG continues to update resources to serve your needs as an active participant in IDDSI implementation. Access all the resources here: https://iddsi.org/United-States
Nutrition Care Manual
The Nutrition Care Manual "Diet Manual" has been updated to reflect the IDDSI framework and is a great resource to help with your facility's transition. Note: A subscription is required to view the "Diet Manual" and other sections of the Nutrition Care Manual.
Full NCM® Transition to IDDSI Framework by October 2021
The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative created global standardized terminology and definitions for texture-modified foods and thickened liquids to improve the safety and care for individuals with dysphagia, a swallowing disorder, which affects an estimated 560 million people worldwide. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association jointly supported May 1, 2019 as the official launch date for IDDSI implementation in the United States.
It is imperative that all healthcare providers globally implement IDDSI, both to ensure patient safety and to maintain current standards of practice. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is pleased to announce beginning October 2021, IDDSI will be the only texture-modified diet recognized by NCM®. The National Dysphagia Diet and associated resources will no longer be included in the NCM® past October 2021.
The IDDSI website provides information on the framework, testing methods, FAQ and implementation resources. The site also produces a monthly newsletter containing the latest news in the IDDSI community.
electronic Nutrition Care Process Terminology
The eNCPT nutrition intervention terminology was updated in 2017 to reflect the diet concepts developed by IDDSI. You can review these terms in the eNCPT. Note: An eNCPT subscription is required to view the terminology.