Effective Interprofessional Protocols for a Rehab Dining Program, 2nd Edition


About the Course
Dining programs in the long-term care setting are critical for many reasons to include assuring all residents receive the clinical attention to address their variety of deficits, preventing further declines in function, assuring residents' nutritional needs are met, providing the levels of customer service that was promised and meeting the multiple compliance requirements from a regulatory standpoint. Yet even when the team works to develop a rehab dining program, there are multiple challenges that are often met along the way. 
While each community or facility will have their own unique variables, certain challenges are frequently inevitable; without a plan to address these challenges, the best intentions may lead to failure or to less than ideal results.  This course will address the clinical and regulatory components that should be included in a rehab dining program, with multiple factors considered.  Eight common challenges will be addressed to include the recommended solutions for each. With such initiatives in place, the interprofessional teamwork will be set up for success to achieve all rehab dining program goals.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Cite the regulatory Federal Tags (F-TAGs) relative to rehab dining services in Long Term Care  
  • Explain the recommended protocols to be included when defining a rehab dining program 
  • Discuss common challenges and solutions related to therapist productivity requirements and facility staff buy in 
  • Differentiate effective steps to working through staff resistance when developing a new program 
  • Discuss diet textures and levels, based on International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) and National Dysphagia Diet protocols 
  • Categorize factors to consider when developing criteria for admission to a rehab dining program 
  • Discuss the roles of each member of the nutrition team

About the Author/Presenter
Lisa Milliken, MA, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, RAC-CT has served as a practitioner, regional manager, vice president, consultant, compliance director and education specialist. She has lectured at the state and national level with over 400 professional continued education courses on topics of importance to the healthcare professional. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has mentored team members across the country in senior retirement communities on clinical programming for the past 30 years.  She is currently the owner of Milliken Healthcare Consulting, where she teaches conferences across the country, evaluates and supervises treatment for clients with intellectual and learning disabilities and treats adults in the home health and skilled nursing facility settings.  Lisa is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she currently serves as a State Advocate for Medicare Policy for Texas, is President Elect for the Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Association (TSHA) and is a Distinguished Fellow of Public Policy for the National Academies of Practice.  She is also a board member of the Kingwood-Humble Aggie Mom club and lives in Houston, Texas.  

How to Receive Credit 

  • View the entire recording which requires a 6-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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