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What Do I See? Analyzing Interesting Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies

Course: #8301Level: Advanced1.5 Hour 1824 Reviews

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.

Course created on February 6, 2018

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.15 Advanced, Professional; IACET/0.2; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.5; SAC/1.5

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
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


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Karen Sheffler was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. She is also a dysphagia consultant for Hormel Health Labs. Non-financial:Karen has a blog & social media sites devoted to dysphagia-related topics. She is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society, the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders, and ASHA Special Interest Group 13. She is a champion for the InternationalDysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

Advanced Level
0.15 ASHA CEUs

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Continued, LLC, DBA SpeechPathology.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

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