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17 September 2019

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI – for short) was implemented in January 2019. It was created to provide standard terms for the flow rate of thickened drinks and consistency of texture modified foods. This in turn should reduce the risks of patients being given a drink or a

29 August 2019

This article is a summary of research into the Compound Pharmacy market. It is thought provoking to read, as it investigates how medication is being provided and will be in the future – unless we can change it! The traditional role of compounding pharmacies is to make drugs prescribed by

11 June 2019

Diane Wolff is the author of many great puree recipes for those with dysphagia books. Like us here at Slõ Drinks she looks at how to normalise the everyday and make life a little easier for those with dysphagia. Diane has recently produced another book: The Purees of Summer: Safe

10 January 2019

During December we received lots of calls from Pharmacists and two doctors about the IDDSI Terms. They had information about flow rates 1, 2 and 3, knew a little about IDDSI – but were unsure what they should using. We have therefore passed them the Translator (shown below) which you

8 December 2018

Internationally, the IDDSI has been formally adopted by the RCSLT and the BDA. Implementing it is going to be a huge task and so we are now preparing to do all we can to support a smooth transition. As a start our website shop now includes the new numbering system

5 February 2018

We read this article in CN Focus about a clinician having a Dysphagia Diet for a week. It provides a useful insight into the issues faced by those with dysphagia and their carers and as a result wanted to share it. To summarize…. Dysphagia following stroke affects a significant proportion

17 March 2017

The ESSD is hosting a free webinar on Monday the 20th of March. A history on taking in Swallowing Disorders. If you haven’t attended one of their webinars before we suggest trying them. They are always interesting and informative. Click on this link to register. www.essd2017.com In the meantime the

16 March 2017

The Dysphagia Kitchen: Calling all Caregivers! Essential Puree is proud to announce our new Speedy Series. Some caregivers cannot cook, they don’t have time, they don’t know how. Some are in the sandwich generation, dealing with children and with aging parents. The Speedy Series: Pureed Meals that can be ready

2 March 2017

The Yorkshire BDA Branch here in the UK are holding the above event in March. We wanted to tell you about it to encourage you to take part in Social Media. Historically, the NHS actively discouraged Clinicians to joining Communities due to the problems it could cause. And rightly so. However, there

12 April 2016

The European Society of Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) is an association of and for health care providers working, doing research and studying in the field of dysphagia and swallowing disorders. It also runs each year one of the best International Dysphagia Conferences which we strongly recommend you try to visit. It’s latest White Paper