Electronic Care Provider Improves Resident Safety from Nutritional Risks
8th May 2019
To improve safety for residents at risk of choking or asphyxiation, Person Centred Software has incorporated the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) into its nutritional tools for care providers.
From April 2019, care homes are encouraged to move to using IDDSI, a new global framework for texture modified foods and fluids. The aim for the framework is for all healthcare professionals to use the same terminology to describe food and fluids to improve patient safety and reduce resident risks.
Person Centred Software improves patient safety and reduces nutritional risks by adding IDDSI framework to its electronic care planning, monitoring and reporting system, Mobile Care Monitoring. The addition of IDDSI category and description and allergies to the nutritional assessment enables care providers to quickly and easily evidence the texture of food. Any risks are displayed at the top of the mobile app, so every resident’s allergies and texture diet are known about at the point of care.