Explore the latest evidence and expert advice about the Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (aka, Modified Barium Swallow Study). This course will discuss the reason for referral, the exam and analysis, and recommendations. Rather than just following the bolus and reporting on aspiration, it is important to determine the pathophysiology behind the aspiration and residue. This course will cover what can be done to improve the swallow and make appropriate referrals and recommendations to guide treatment. Learn what can be offered (e.g., pulmonary clearance techniques, oral hygiene) and what options are available based on the patient's goals, when aspiration cannot be prevented.
Course created on June 8, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to set up and customize an exam and optimize radiation safety during assessment of the structure and function of the swallow.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the underlying structural deficit and/or pathophysiology of the dysphagia based on analysis of the exam findings related to safety (penetration/aspiration) and efficiency (residue).
- After this course, participants will be able to list appropriate recommendations (for diet, strategies, referrals, exercises, etc) that correspond to the deficits noted in the exam.
|5-15 Minutes||What Are We Testing?|
|15-25 Minutes||Basic Principles of the Instrumental Exam|
|25-75 Minutes||Conducting a VFSS|
|75-105 Minutes||Analyzing the Results/Tools|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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