This course provides the SLP with resources to prove the medical necessity for swallow instrumentation. An overview of the FEES procedure based on medical literature is provided, including labeling anatomy, describing swallow function as viewed on FEES, and outlining the benefits/limitations of FEES. Examples of when FEES may be the ideal choice of instrumentation are also discussed.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify peer-reviewed medical journal articles that support the need for instrumental evaluation of the swallow.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify anatomy as viewed during FEES.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three benefits of the FEES procedure.
|Case for instrumental exams
|Overview of MBS and FEES
|Introduction to FEES
|FEES view and airway closure
|Path of bolus; penetration/aspiration
|Anatomical variants and abnormalities
|Benefits of FEES
Molly Sloan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Secondary Major in Gerontology from Kansas State University, and her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Kansas. Molly is a Kansas City born, raised, and practicing SLP who loves finding free kids events around town and thanks God everyday for the beauty of four seasons. Molly has worked in skilled nursing/long term care, acute care/rehab, and the long term acute care hospital setting. She became competent in FEES in 2012, founded Mobile FEES, LLC with a colleague, and found her passion by providing patients with accessibility to mobile FEES exams within the Midwest (KS, MO, NE, and IA).Molly has presented about FEES at local universities, state association conventions, and area dysphagia study groups
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