Get Focused: An Advanced FEES Interpretation Self Study

This course is for clinicians who have already received FEES Training, as the purpose is to improve clinicians’ interpretation skills. This workshop will review a FEES protocol and discuss implementation of rating scales. There will be exercises to practice verbiage for describing laryngeal abnormalities and interpretation of a variety of swallowing abnormalities. The goal of the course is to improve analysis of FEES exams and documentation of findings. This unique course is taught by skilled FEES clinicians from two different backgrounds, acute care and long term care.
Get Focused: An Advanced FEES Interpretation Self Study

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Course Information

Learning Objectives

  • Accurately identify anatomical variations and determine appropriate referrals
  • Identify normal and abnormal swallowing during FEEES, including normal aging variants
  • Implement use of rating scales to improve intra- and inter-rater reliability for FEES
  • Accurately analyze and interpret FEES exams


This course is offered for 1.4 ASHA CEUs, Advanced Level, Professional Area.

Agenda:

00:00  Overview of FEES Protocol and Review Anatomy and Physiology Exam

00:30  Describe Normal Anatomical Variants and Abnormal Anatomical Abnormalities and Independent Practice Completing A/P Exams

01: 05  Evaluating Secretions, Using Rating Scales to Assess Secretions and Independent Practice Using Secretion Rating Scales, 

01:20      Read Pneumonia/Pneumonitis Article

02:04  What is Normal? Evaluating Penetration and Aspiration

02:21  Introduction to Penetration Aspiration Rating Scales, Independent Practice Identifying Penetration and Aspiration

02:46  Read Normal Swallowing Article and PAS Article

05:29  Evaluating Residue, Introduction to Residue Rating Scales, Independent Practice Identifying Residue

06:00  Identifying Laryngeal Inflammation and Esophageal Dysphagia; Independent Practice Identifying InflammationDysphagia

06:24  Read Reflux Article

07:16  Special Considerations for the Medical SLP

09:04  Read Oxygen Therapies Article 

09:22 FEES Complications and What to Do and Addressing Intervention with FEES 

09:52 Intervention Article

11:07 Dysphagia Severity Presentation

11:11 Read DOSS article 

11:59 Videos Independent Practice: Full Exams

14:00 Complete Post-test and Course Evaluation Survey

Refund Policy:  

No refunds are permitted for our recorded webinars. 

Reporting to ASHA

  • 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 wish to have your participation reported to ASHA, but you do not have an ASHA number, type REPORT. If you do not wish to have your participation submitted to ASHA, type “NO” in the field requesting your ASHA number. You must attend both sessions in their entirety to earn ASHA CEUs for this course. takes one week. During periods of heavy volume, processing time may be longer. If you have any questions, please email education@carolinafees.com or call 877-390-1887.
  • 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. If you would like to have your participation reported to ASHA, it must be indicated on the registration form. If you complete the course requirements from 12/1/2019-12/31/2019, your participation will be reported to ASHA for the 2019 calendar year. Beginning 8/13/2020, participation will be reported to ASHA on a quarterly basis following successful completion of the course. Quarters run as follows: Jan-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December. 
  • Self study courses are reported to ASHA on a quarterly basis. ASHA CE Providers have up to 45 days from the course's end date to send your participation to the ASHA CE Registry. The ASHA CE Registry processing time usually takes one week. During periods of heavy volume, processing time may be longer.


If you have any questions, please email education@carolinafees.com or call 877-390-1887.


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. 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.
  • Beth Cormell

    Beth Cormell, MS, CCC-SLP

    Beth Cormell

    Beth Cormell, MS, CCC-SLP is an acute care Speech-Language Pathologist at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. She has been an SLP for more than 25 years and specializes in treating medically complex and critically ill patients. Ms. Cormell has also been an educator for over 20 years and specializes in teaching classes in medical Speech Pathology and Fiberoptic Endoscopy Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). She has been instrumental in training clinicians and implementing new FEES programs throughout the United States and internationally. Ms. Cormell has also taught short courses at the North Carolina Speech Language and Hearing Association (NCSHLA) and at the ASHA Convention. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board-certified Otolaryngologist. Beth Cormell has the following financial relationship. She is a paid employee of UNCRex in Raleigh, NC and receives payment for this course from Carolina Speech Pathology. She is also the owner of Dysphagia Seminars, PLLC. Ms. Cormell has no non-financial relationships to disclose.