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      February 29, 2020

      Saturday   8:00 AM

      Center for Support Services , 3215 N North Hills Blvd.
      Fayetteville, Arkansas

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      CSP Two-Day FEES Training Course: Fayetteville, Arkansas

      This two-day FEES Training Course is essential for starting your journey toward FEES competency. Taught by a team of energetic and experienced clinicians who still carry an active caseload, this course is both informative and fun. Course instructors have been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by board certified Otolaryngologists. This course is divided into two parts: lecture in the morning, then hands-on practice in the afternoon. A light breakfast is provided at sign in and lunch is provided both days.  Lecture includes: A review of recent research regarding instrumental swallowing assessments, specifically FEES A review of the nasal, pharyngeal, and laryngeal anatomy, including normal and abnormal variants  A review of normal swallowing in adults and geriatrics Information is provided on advocating for instrumentals, developing a FEES program, and incorporating FEES into clinical practice A FEES protocol including anatomy/physiology assessment, bolus trials, and intervention application An overview of rating scales available for use with FEES A review of clips from recorded FEES exams to allow the participants to begin to interpret FEES Hands-On Practice: Hands-on supervision is provided both afternoons to allow participants the opportunity to learn to maneuver the endoscope for a swallowing assessment. There is a focus on obtaining optimal view of the larynx while keeping in mind the ergonomics of the endoscopist. Most participants obtain at least 15 normal passes with quality instruction and feedback.  Learning Objectives: Following this course, participants will be able to: Discuss research supporting use of FEES. Label swallowing anatomy from a superior view. Identify normal and abnormal swallowing physiology on FEES.  Describe rating scales that can be used with FEES.  Implement a FEES protocol, incorporating an Anatomy and Physiology Assessment. Demonstrate the ability to safely pass the endoscope and achieve adequate pre and post-swallow positions. Course Location: Washington Regional Medical Center Center for Suppoort Services 3215 N North Hills Blvd Fayetteville AR 72703 Nearby Hotels: Courtyard Marriott Fayetteville 600 E Van Asche Dr, Fayetteville, AR, 72703 855-239-9399 Fairfield Inn Fayetteville 755 Van Asche Dr, Fayetteville, AR, 72703 855-239-9483 Course Agenda:  DAY 1 7:45 Arrive, sign in 8:00 Introductions, FEES Overview, Intro to FEES Equipment, SLP Scope of Practice 8:30 SLP Scope of Practice, Infection Control 9:00 Research Comparing FEES and MBSS, Possible Complications and What to Do 9:30 Anatomy and Physiology Review, A Review of Normal Swallowing 10:00 Break 10:15 Intro to FEES Protocol 11:00 The Endoscopic View 12:00 Lunch (provided) 12:45 Supervised Hands-on Practice 4:30 Adjourn (7.5 hours) DAY 2 8:00 Q and A regarding Day 1 8:15 Advocating for Instrumentation 8:45 Making Diagnostic Decisions 9:15 Starting a FEES Program 9:45 Break 10:00  Identifying Abnormal Swallowing on FEES 10:45 Use of Rating Scales, Intervention Application 11:30 Interpretation Practice 12:00 Lunch (provided)  12:45 Supervised Hands-on Practice 4:15 Final Q and A 4:30 Adjourn (7.5 hours) This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUs (Professional Area, Intermediate Level) Course Instructors: Selena Reece, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S Selena Reece received a Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. She has worked in acute care, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She currently serves as the Director of Educational Resources for Carolina Speech Pathology, while carrying an active caseload providing mobile FEES services. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and an ACE continuing education award recipient. Selena was featured on Swallow Your Pride Podcast, Episode 18 and has presented on FEES at state and national conferences. Disclosures: Selena Reece has the following financial relationship to disclose. She is a full-time salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. Selena Reece has no non-financial relationships to disclose.  Beth Cormell, M.S.,CCC-SLP Beth Cormell has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 25 years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and is currently working as a clinical SLP at UNCRex Healthcare in Raleigh, NC. She initiated the FEES program at UNCRex in 1997, and since, has completed thousands of FEES. Beth not only trains all UNCRex speech staff on FEES, but has also been instrumental in training clinicians and implementing new FEES program throughout the country. She has taught FEES courses for more than 18 years, has presented short courses on FEES implementation and application at NCSHLA’s Annual Convention and at the ASHA Convention. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist Beth Cormell has the following financial relationship to disclose: Ms. Cormell is a paid employee of RexUNC in Raleigh, NC and receives payment for this course. Ms. Cormell is also the owner of Dysphagia Seminars, PLLC. Ms Cormell has no non-financial relationships to disclose. Course Completion: Successful participation in this course includes 100% attendance. All participants who successfully completed this course will receive a course completion certificate via email within one week of completing this course. If you would like your participation reported to ASHA, you must complete the ASHA Participation form that was provided to you at the course and submit to the course instructor prior to leaving the course. ASHA CE Providers have up to 45 days from the course's end date to send your participation to the ASHA CE Registry. The ASHA CE Registry processing time usually takes one week. During periods of heavy volume, processing time may be longer. If you have any questions, please email or call 877-390-1887. Cancellations:  Full refunds are offered 30 days prior to the course date. If cancellations are less than 30 days from the course date, no refunds will be issued; however participants are welcome to transfer to another course with available seats. Product Disclosure: The FEES systems utilized in this course were provided by Altaravision, LLC, maker of the NDOhd Portable FEES System.

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