Beyond the Scope:

A Self-Study FEES Interpretation Practice (3516)

The purpose of this self-study course is to provide the participant with opportunities to view FEES exams that were completed on patients in rehabilitation settings and practice interpretation and report writing. There is one introductory video reviewing anatomy as it is viewed through the endoscope and one introductory video demonstrating a normal swallow, then 9 patient videos ranging in oropharyngeal dysphagia severity. The participant will watch each patient video, make their interpretation, write a summary, then compare/contrast their interpretation to the example provided. This is a self-guided course, so your responses are only seen by you. There will be the option to view a “hint” to help the participant become proficient in identifying abnormalities on FEES by giving clues of when/where to look at specific areas. As with anything there will be differing opinions, however, this exercise will familiarize the clinician with FEES interpretation.
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Reporting to ASHA:

This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs (7 hours), Intermediate Level, Professional Area

If you wish to have your participation in this course reported to ASHA, you must include your ASHA number when registering for the course. If you do not wish to have your participation submitted to ASHA, type “NO” in the field requesting your ASHA number. Once the course post-test has been completed your material will be ready for us to submit. We submit participation to  the ASHA CE Registry within 45 days of the last date of the quarterly offering.

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Prerequisites: 

Prior to completing this course, the clinician should be proficient in adult normal swallowing and adult dysphagia and have taken a FEES training course or equivalent FEES training with a mentor. See ASHA’s guidelines for Knowledge and Skills Required for FEES HERE


Cost:  

$275 for access to course and to receive ASHA CEUs

Group Rates are only available for groups of more than 10

Contact education@carolinafees.com to inquire about group rates.

Participants must submit the post-test and ASHA participation form within 6 months in order to obtain ASHA CEUs.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify anatomical markers as they are seen endoscopically
  • Observe swallowing with multiple boluses to identify any impairments in swallow function
  • Articulate swallowing deficits in writing
  • Demonstrate high inter-rater reliability when comparing participant’s results with instructor’s results


Agenda:

  1. Read Instructions
  2. Watch the Introductory Videos
  3. View each patient video, fill in the grid, and complete a written summary
  4. Compare your grid and summary to the example provided


Instructor Disclosure:  

Selena Reece, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and contributing SLP clinicians are salaried employees of Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC. There are no non-financial relationships to disclose

Instructor

  • Selena Reece

    Selena Reece, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

    Selena Reece

    Selena Reece received her Master’s degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel in 2003. She has worked in acute care, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She currently serves as the Director of Educational Resources for Carolina Speech Pathology, while carrying an active caseload providing mobile FEES services. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and an ACE continuing education award recipient. Selena was featured on Swallow Your Pride Podcast, Episode 18. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist. Selena Reece is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. Ms. Reece has the following non-financial relationship to disclose. Ms. Reece serves on the Professional Development Management Committee (PDMC) of ASHA’s Special Interest Group 13 (SIG13.)