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Working IT: IDDSI Solutions Hands-on Workshop

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022

Time: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Member Price: $125 | Non-Member Price: $155

Description: The IDDSI Framework, Detailed Definitions and Testing Methods are the accepted standard of practice in the United States. A consistent theme for a successful implementation is to learn and follow the guidelines of the IDDSI Framework. In addition, most questions regarding if a food or drink is safe to serve can be answered by performing the IDDSI Testing Methods. Recognizing why an item does not pass and making corrections to create products that do pass is key.

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to have a hands-on experience working with the IDDSI Testing Methods for foods. Come to this session to:

  • Experience hands-on testing of IDDSI friendly texture modified foods
  • Learn about best practices for establishing standardized dysphagia diet orders
  • Walk away with functional solutions for IDDSI implementation
  • Most of all, play and have fun!

Join this interactive, hands-on workshop to enhance your knowledge of IDDSI’s benefits, fine-tune your IDDSI Food Testing skills, discover solutions to your common concerns and gain best practices for sustaining your IDDSI efforts.

**Prerequisite for this workshop is a good understanding of the IDDSI Framework and Testing Methods.

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Peter Lam, RD, CFE
  • Margaret Roche, MS, RDN, CSG, CDCES, FAND
  • Mary Rybicki, MS, RDN, LDN

Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) Hands-on Workshop

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022

Time: 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Member Price: $400 | Non-Member Price: $525


The Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) Hands-on Workshop provides the RDN with the skills to perform an NFPE in their practice setting, empowering the RDN to accurately identify and document a nutrition diagnosis of malnutrition for patients. This workshop is highly interactive with demonstrations and real time feedback. Each participant will receive the following: pre-workshop articles; pre- and post- assessment; the NFPE Pocket Guide, 3rd edition; a medical penlight; NFPE Skills Assessment form; ongoing support; a one-on-one NFPE Skills Assessment with an Academy NFPE Trainer via Zoom to be scheduled after the workshop; and 10 CPEUs.

The workshop will cover the following:

  • Malnutrition characteristics and documentation
  • Assessment for muscle wasting and fat loss; micronutrient deficiencies/toxicities; fluid accumulation/edema; functional status/hand grip strength
  • Coding for Malnutrition
  • Case Studies

The workshop will be conducted by Academy NFPE Trainers (all practicing RDNs).

*Breakfast and lunch included