Interpreting what you hear from your patient in addition to what you see on a videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) will help guide your impressions, recommendations, referrals and treatment options. This course will show how to perform online analysis that leads to a more productive VFSS and assists in revealing WHY the patient is having difficulty with the safety and efficiency of the swallow, and what can we do about it.
It is highly recommended that course 8105, Back-To-Basics on Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study: Safety & Efficiency and the Underlying Structure & Physiology, is completed prior to viewing this course.
Course created on February 6, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to gather a thorough case history in order to form a hypothesis, conduct a productive videofluoroscopic exam, and guide education, counseling and recommendations after the exam.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe structural versus physiological deficits in swallowing that may be seen on the VFSS exam versus those that can be best detected on FEES.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify multifactorial issues in order to perform a thorough exam and contribute to the medical teams differential diagnosis.
|5-10 Minutes||Structure versus function or physiological deficits|
|10-15 Minutes||The importance of instrumental evaluations. How do you know at bedside?|
|15-20 Minutes||Using the case history to build your hypotheses|
|20-45 Minutes||Structural examples of dysphagia|
|45-65 Minutes||Physiological & neurological examples of dysphagia|
|65-75 Minutes||Oral delay with decreased bolus containment versus pharyngeal swallow delay|
|75-80 Minutes||Final thoughts on instrumental exams|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
MS CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Karen has over 20 years of experience as a medical Speech-Language Pathologist, specializing in dysphagia since 1995. She obtained her Board Certification as a Swallowing Specialist (BCS-S) in 2012. In 2014, she started SwallowStudy.com, a dysphagia resource for patients and professionals. Believing in constant continuing education, she has been awarded the ASHA Award for Continuing Education 5 times. She is a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Group 13, NFOSD, and the Dysphagia Research Society (where she is a member of the Website, Communications and Public Relations Committee). She does expert witness work in the field of dysphagia and is a peer reviewer for DysphagiaGrandRounds.com, MedBridge and the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (ABSSD).
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