Do You Pass The IDDSI Test?

May 4, 2019 In: Blog Comments (None)

From the 1st of May, 2019 the new International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) will be used to describe all food texture and drink thickness across the world, for everyone from 0-115 years, in all care, hospital, community and industry settings.

The IDDSI classifications is a way to ensure everyone supporting a person with dysphagia uses the same terminology to describe food textures and drink thickness to maximise safety for people living with dysphagia.

Complete the test below to see if you’re on top of new IDDSI standards.

1. The IDDSI drink consistencies are: 
     a) Moderately Thick
     b) Extremely Thick
     c) Slightly Thick
     d) Mildly thick
     e) All of the above


2. Which of the following IDDSI diet consistencies is toast allowed on?
     a) Regular
     b) Regular Easy to Chew
     c) Soft & Bite-sized
     d) All of the above


3. True or False: Pureed consistency foods require the most chewing.


4. A Regular Easy to Chew diet consistency is: 
     a) A diet consistency an individual is placed on immediately out of hospital
     b) Normal, everyday food of a soft texture that can be mixed consistency
     c) The same as a Soft & Bite-sized diet
     d) All of the above


5. True or False: Food particles on a Soft & Bite-sized consistency have no size restrictions?


1. e – All of the above
2. a – Regular
3. False – Pureed consistency foods require no chewing ability.
4. b – Normal, everyday foods of a soft texture that can be mixed consistency
5. False – Food particles on a Soft & Bite-sized diet must be no bigger than 1.5cm x 1.5cm

If you’re in need of education or training around the new IDDSI standards,  Contact us to arrange a webinar, in-house education session or book us for a 3-hour comprehensive in-house practical compliance workshop for your teams. Loqui Speech Pathologists are educating care, clinical and catering teams on IDDSI all across Australia.

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