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Safer modification of food and drink
By the 1st April 2019 all health and social care services are expected to be using the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative descriptors when referring to a person’s texture modified diet and fluids instead of using ambiguous terminology such as ‘soft diet’ or ‘custard thickness’. The IDDSI framework uses a numerical scale as well as providing detailed information on testing the consistency of diet and fluids.
This guidance document provides information about what dysphagia is and what signs and symptoms to look out for; the reasons why IDDSI was introduced; and prompts that should be considered when evidencing compliance with Regulation 12 – Safe care and treatment and Regulation 14 – Meeting nutrition and hydration needs.
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The Care Certificate; training needs analysis; appraisals and supervisions; and personnel file audit.