ACT Nat Tour Improving Lives of Adults Living With Dysphagia

Workshop summary

This workshop will focus on person-centred care for adults living with dysphagia. It will utilise the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Framework to provide practical information on assessment, recommendations and treatment. In particular, use of the IDDSI framework to identify optimal food and drink recommendations for people with dysphagia will be provided. The workshop will then focus on rehabilitation using a person-centred approach and will include features that increase the likelihood of success from rehabilitation. It will demonstrate how different food textures and drink thicknesses can be utilised in both rehabilitation and compensatory approaches, and the complementary nature of these techniques. With an aging population, and the implementation of the new Australian Aged Care Quality Standards in July 2019, speech pathologists have an important role in guiding resident choice for meals. To provide a context, a broad update on dysphagia in progressive neurological conditions such as dementia will be provided. Risk feeding and information about feeding during palliative care will also be provided. Case scenarios will be used to highlight shared decision-making models and discuss ethics associated with risk feeding, while balancing the autonomy of choice. This workshop is relevant to speech pathologists working in a range of settings including hospitals, community-based programs, and residential aged care, and will show clinicians how to improve the lives of adults with dysphagia by using person-centred approaches to assessment and treatment.

Learning objective

  • This workshop will focus on person-centred care for adults living with dysphagia and how this differs from a medical diagnosis focussed approach.
  • The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Framework will be reviewed and its use in assessment and treatment will be highlighted. Assessment techniques and tools available for food texture recommendations in particular will be provided.
  • The workshop will involve hands-on assessment of food and liquid using IDDSI testing tools to help clinicians become familiar with the testing techniques and to allow them to teach others these techniques.
  • Case studies will be used to illustrate a person-centred approach to dysphagia rehabilitation, looking at what makes an ‘ideal rehabilitation candidate’ and ways to increase a person’s ability to become a rehabilitation candidate where possible.
  • The use of textured modified food and thickened drinks as a treatment as well as a diet order will be addressed.
  • The new Australian Aged Care Quality Standards will be discussed in the context of the speech pathologist’s role in guiding resident choice for meals.
  • Current research on dysphagia and dementia will be provided in overview only.
  • Elders have different needs and options in the community to residential aged care settings. These differences will be highlighted.
  • Risk feeding and information about feeding during palliative care will be provided. Evidence regarding choking risk to provide educational information to individuals with dysphagia and their families will be provided. Topics such as consent, waivers, education, documentation and shared decision making will be explored via case scenarios.

Who should attend?

Registrants must be speech pathologists.
This workshop is relevant to speech pathologists working in a range of settings including hospitals, community based programs, and residential aged care, and will assist clinicians as to how to improve the lives of adults with dysphagia by using person-centred approaches to assessment and treatment.
Speech pathology students who have undertaken relevant lectures and/or coursework and/or clinical placements are welcome to register.

Before the workshop

It is recommended that speech pathologists are familiar with the IDDSI framework (www.IDDSI.org) and have reviewed the testing methods prior to the workshop.
There is no prescribed pre-reading. All materials for practical exercises will be provided at the workshop.
Participants are encouraged to bring a smart device (phone or tablet).

Workshop details

One day workshop in Canberra on Friday 15 November 2019 
8.45 am registration for a 9.15 am start, concludes at 4.45pm

Questions

If you have any questions about the workshop or venue, please contact Erin Masson, CPD Coordinator cpdcoordinator@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au

If you have any questions about the registration process please contact National Office office@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au or 1300 368 835.

When
15/11/2019
Where
Cliftons Level 2, 10 Moore Street CANBERRA ACT

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