It is meant to enhance the participants understanding of interpretation, scoring, current protocols, and the latest research in the field of dysphagia. Throughout the 7 hour workshop, participants will have an opportunity to sharpen their skills, share their experiences, and calibrate their scoring and interpretation against Dr Langmore and other participants. It will be an interactive course.
The course is tailored towards clinicians (ØNH, leger, logopeder, ergoterapeuter, sykepleiere) who have been using FEES for at least one year, and who want more advanced training in scoring and interpreting FEES exams.
On conclusion of the program, the participants will be able to:
- Be aware of the latest research and clinical updates
- Administer a standard FEES protocol and be familiar with other protocols
- Score a FEES exam using a standard scoresheet
- Interpret abnormal findings from a study
- Use appropriate treatment using FEES
- Participate in a patient examination
Lectures and interactive case studies. The instructor will have videos to review, but participants are encouraged to bring their own videos that were challenging to interpret and/or proved challenging in recommending diet or rehabilitation options. Bring it on a USB device and present it to Dr. Langmore during first half hour of the day. Optimal scope handling technique, various scoring tools, and updates on FEES research will also be discussed.
This course is offered for 0.65 CEU’s (Intermediate level; Professional area), and a certificate of completion is provided to participants who complete all parts of the 1-day course.
08:00 Registration, coffee/tea and pastry
08:30 Introductions, goals for today.
08:45 Standard Langmore protocol and scoring systems
09:30 Specialized protocols and scoring systems Break
10:30 Interpreting abnormal findings; clusters and phenotypes.
11:15 Practice scoring recorded FEES studies
12:00 Lunch (provided)
13:00 Practice scoring recorded FEES studies (continue)
14:30 Treatment considerations / Case studies across settings
15:15 Live patient evaluation with FEES
16:30 Summary, Questions
17:00 Adjourn / Good-bye
The program may be subject to changes
(Includes teaching, materials, food and drink during the course)
Susan Langmore PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Professor, Boston University and Instructor of FEES courses, www.LangmoreFEESllc.com.
Susan Langmore developed the FEES procedure in 1988. Dr. Langmore is Professor of Otolaryngology at Boston University Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Boston University. She has carried an active clinical caseload for over 30 years, mentors BU doctoral students, conducts NIH funded clinical research, has been an editor or reviewer on more than a dozen journals, and speaks on dysphagia nationally and internationally. She has used FEES with all types of adult patients and dysphagia etiologies, and has worked in ICU, inpatient, outpatient, and nursing home settings. Dr. Langmore carries an active clinical case load, teaches graduate and doctoral students, conducts extensive research, and lectures on dysphagia nationally and internationally. She is the author of the textbook Endoscopic Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders.