IDDSI Update – Level 7 split into two categories

IDDSI Update – Level 7 split into two categories

IDDSI Update – Regular and Easy To Chew  The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) has made an update to Regular and Modified Textures and Fluids. Foods Level 7 is now split into two sections: ‘Regular’ and ‘Regular,...
IDDSI Update – Level 7 split into two categories

IDDSI Framework for Dysphagia Management

IDDSI have developed an international standardised framework for people with dysphagia who require texture modified food and thickened fluids. The new framework includes global terminology and definitions designed to work for people from all cultures. This terminology...
Dysphagia

Dysphagia

Dysphagia is the medical term used to describe swallowing difficulties. Dysphagia (swallowing disorder) affects approximately 8% of the general population. This is 580 million people worldwide. Dysphagia can result from a number of different medical conditions, such...
Syringe Driver Uses: Advantages and Disadvantages

Syringe Driver Uses: Advantages and Disadvantages

What is a syringe driver? A syringe driver is a small battery operated pump designed to deliver medication sub cutaneously (just under the skin) over a 24 hour period. The pump holds a syringe containing medication and this is connected to the patient via a small...