February 10 - 08:00 am


February 11 - 04:30 pm

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Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC


Winter Park Memorial Hospital - Conference Center

Winter Park, FL 200 Edinburgh Drive, Winter Park, Florida 32792

Winter Park, Florida, US, 32792

This two-day FEES Training Course covers a review of recent research use of instrumentation to evaluate swallowing and identifying normal and abnormal swallowing. Information is provided on developing a FEES program and incorporating FEES into clinical practice. Hands-on supervision is provided both afternoons to allow participants the opportunity to learn to maneuver the endoscope for a swallowing assessment with a focus on obtaining optimal view of the larynx while keeping in mind the ergonomics of the endoscopist. Time is spent reviewing clips from recorded FEES exams to allow the participant to begin to interpret FEES. Full case presentations are presented, as well. This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUS (Professional Area, Intermediate Level)

Cost: $525 (includes lunch and refreshements).

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine appropriate use of instrumental swallowing assessments. 

  • Describe a protocol for administering FEES.

  • Identify anatomy as it is visualized through the endoscope.

  • Differentiate normal from abnormal swallowing using FEES.

  • Safely pass an endoscope through the nose and establish adequate pre-swallow and post-swallow positions. 

  • Describe a protocol for administering FEES.

Time Ordered Agenda: 


08:00  Introductions

08:15 FEES Overview, SLP Scope of Practice

08:45 FEES Equipment, Infection Control

09:15 Anatomy Review, Comparing FEES vs MBSS 

09:45 Break

10:00 FEES Administration

10:30   Medical Issues

11:00 Reliability and Validity, FEES vs MBSS (video examples)

12:00   Lunch (included)

12:45 Supervised Hands-on Practice: Learning to Pass the Scope

14:30 Break

14:45 Supervised Hands-on Practice: Performing Anatomy and Physiology Exam

17:00 Adjourn

(7.75 Hours)


08:00 Q and A re: Day 1

08:15 FEES Implementation, Starting a FEES Program

08:45 Policies/Procedures, FEES Reimbursement

09:15 Identifying Abnormal Swallowing with FEES (video examples)

10:00 Break

10:15 FEES Interpretation and Intervention Application (video examples)

11:00 Summary of Lecture and Post-Test

11:30 Lunch (included)

12:15 Supervised Hands-on Practice: Obtaining Post-Swallow Position

14:30 Break

14:45 Supervised Hands-on Practice: Scoping with PO Trials and Maneuvers

16:15 Final Q and A

16:30 Adjourn

(7.25 Hours)