ICND 2024

Pre-Congress Workshop

Pre-Congress Workshop

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Dysphagia Assessment and Management: Working With What You Have and a Little Bit More…

Instructor Names: Peter Lam, RD, CFE and Jan Dulvestein, BSR, OT/PT, MRSc
Instructor email addresses: Peter Lam: peter@peterlamconsulting.com Jan Dulvestein: duivests@telus.net

Description: Dietitians are increasingly called upon to ‘increase the tools in their toolbox’ when it comes to working with individuals of all ages experiencing eating, feeding and swallowing challenges. Using clinical reasoning and evidence informed assessment methods, delegates will undertake mind mapping exercises, explore cases where food and drink modifications are not an option, and create a personal learning and skills inventory. Building on adult learning principles, the workshop facilitates a creative learning space for collective problem solving that will advance clinicians from swallowing screening to mindful clinical assessment and management options. The workshop will include further learning and practice in using the International Dysphagia Diet Standardardisation Initiative (IDDSI) framework and testing methods which have been adopted and are being used in over 50 countries worldwide.
The workshop will emphasize the interprofessional nature of dysphagia practice and will address the needs of the sole clinician and those who work closely with other health professionals around dysphagia assessment and management.

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this program delegates will be able to:

  • clearly articulate the difference between screening and assessment;
  • apply a holistic, systems approach to dysphagia assessment;
  • articulate the reasons for various manifestations of dysphagia symptoms;
  • design clear and practical care plans and processes to monitor clients experiencing dysphagia;
  • discuss the evidence and rationale behind the IDDSI food and drink modifications;
  • demonstrate IDDSI testing methods
  • undertake rudimentary oral examinations with more confidence
  • communicate effective dysphagia management and intervention plans to colleagues, staff, patients, families and caregivers.

Janice Duivestein BSR OT/PT, MRSc.

Janice Duivestein

Janice is a combined trained therapist (OT/PT) who has worked in the practice area of eating, drinking and swallowing with children and adults for over 30 years. She is privileged to work in team environments and highly values the skills and knowledge of her fellow team members. Janice is an Associate Clinical Professor at the School of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, co-teaching the dysphagia curriculum to OT students. She has presented on dysphagia related topics regionally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. In 2015, she was a recipient of the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine clinical faculty award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Janice has been a member of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) committee since its inception in 2012. She continues is currently the Treasurer and Communication Lead on the IDDSI Board of Directors.

Peter Lam RD, CFE

Peter Lam

Peter is a Registered Dietitian and a Credentialed Foodservice Executive in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In his practice, he provides consultation to healthcare, foodservice and the hospitality industry. He is the Chair of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative IDDSI). Peter is the author and facilitator for the ‘On the Other Side of the Spoon’ workshop series and was co-author of the Dietitians of Canada Dysphagia Online course and the Knowledge and Skills paper for Registered Dietitians in Dysphagia Practice. He is a past national president of the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals and was chairperson of the DC Dysphagia Assessment & Treatment Network with Dietitians of Canada. He has served as Chairperson and Board member with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and is an appointed clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia.