Interpretations Of Abnormal FEES


Offers clinicians with foundations and principles needed to perform methodical and accurate FEES exam.  Provides systematic technique to develop interpretative skills infusing terminology describing nuances of normal and abnormal swallow physiology.  Focus is placed on how to utilize diagnostic information from the examination in order to generate a meaningful and effective plan of care. The course provides a variety of clinical case studies that highlight a broad array of clinical diagnoses with follow-up discussion on impressions and recommendations.  ASHA CEUs:  0.15  (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)


Time ordered agenda

30 minutes diagnostic process
15 minutes descriptive language for clinical documentation
45 minutes case studies.

Learning Objectives

1)  Formulate protocol for conducting inpatient and outpatient FEES.
2)  Describe specific therapeutic application of FEES for patients with dysphagia.
3)  Synthesize case history, bedside consult and FEES to develop functional and efficient care plans.


Liza Blumenfeld
Financial:  Owner, Endo Education
Non-financial:  Nothing to disclose

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