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.
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.
- 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
- Read Instructions
- Watch the Introductory Videos
- View each patient video, fill in the grid, and complete a written summary
- Compare your grid and summary to the example provided
Successful participation in this course includes completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher, then participants will automatically receive a course completion certificate.You will have access to the course for 365 days after registration.
This course is offered for 7.0 Professional Development Hours. We can report your participation to ASHA if you choose for 0.7 ASHA CEUs, just be sure to include your ASHA number when you register. If you do not want your participation reported to ASHA, you have the option to decline on the course registration page.
No refunds for self-study courses.
*The time for completing this course was based on pilot data, thus there is no time ordered agenda.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 877-390-1887.
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 onsite FEES services. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and an ACE continuing education award recipient. Selena has lectured on FEES and adult dysphagia throughout the United States and was featured on Swallow Your Pride Podcast, Episodes 18 and 162. Selena volunteers on committees for ASHA and the American Board of Swallow and Swallowing Disorders. She currently serves on the FEES Advisory Board for Speech Therapy Cambodia, on ASHA's Intersections Advisory Group, and the ABSSD's Corporate Partner Committee. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by board certified Otolaryngologist, Dr. Gregory Postma. Disclosures: Ms. Reece has the following financial relationships to disclose. She is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. Ms. Reece has no non-financial relationship to disclose.