Gainesville, GA - Hosted and held at Northeast Georgia Medical Center located at 743 Spring Street Gainesville, GA 30501, Carolina Speech Pathology will be training participants in the use of Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) to evaluate and manage oropharyngeal dysphagia, a swallowing disorder, this April 27-28. The event is sponsored by ProCourseCEUs.com and will take place in the Auxiliary Conference Room of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. —
This program provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of the FEES® procedure and gain experience interpreting FEES® for the evaluation and management of oropharyngeal dysphagia. The highly specialized instructors from Carolina Speech Pathology, Stuart Bradley, MS,CCC-SLP and Selena Reece, MS, CCC-SLP will also provide information on how the procedure compares to the Modified Barium Swallow Study, as well as discussing the manner in which to start a FEES® program at the participants’ home facility.
This program is available and offered for 1.45 CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area), meaning that participants that are starting out are ideal and encouraged to take this course.
Some of the learning outcomes from this course include:
- Differentiating between a normal and an abnormal swallow using flexible endoscopy
- Identifying, interpreting and applying appropriate therapeutic intervention during the performance of a FEES® exam
- Differentiating between the use of endoscopy vs. modified barium swallow to manage patients with dysphagia
- Performing at an introductory level of skill in passing the endoscope safely and demonstrate how to properly position the scope to obtain ideal view during the examination
"FEES continues to prove itself as a better technique to perform swallow studies for many reasons including system portability, logistical ease of use and patient comfort aspects", says Stuart Bradley, President of Carolina Speech Pathology.
"Now with the national shortage of Barium, hospitals that perform swallow tests using the old standard MBSS technique are having to ration their supplies, resulting in needed tests being postponed to cancelled and patients not getting the care they need. Hospitals and medical facilities need to have a FEES system in use to avoid having to deny their patients the testing and evaluation they need", Stuart explains.
About Carolina Speech Pathology
Carolina Speech Pathology is a provider of FEES. Their preferred FEES system is ND?HD (pronounced “Endo H.D.”) by Altaravision Inc., specifically designed by and for Speech-Language Pathologists to conduct this instrumental swallow study. Altaravision produces various ND?HD models, including a hospital carted system as well as a portable travel model. Carolina Speech Pathology helps hospitals and other medical facilities all over the U.S. set up FEES programs.
Name: Stuart Bradley
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Organization: Carolina Speech Pathology
Address: 126 N. Salem St. Ste 201 Apex, NC 27502
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