#7292 Utility of Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) is an instrumental assessment that was created by Dr. Susan Langmore in the late 1980's to further assess the pharyngeal phase of swallowing in adults. Once thought to be an alternative to VFSS, FEES is now viewed as an equal and reliable instrumental assessment. This presentation will review the role and reliability of FEES across the lifespan, from infancy through geriatrics. It will address the use of FEES in different clinical settings, including critical care units, outpatient, and skilled nursing facilities. The safety and reliability of FEES will be addressed, including review of inclusion/exclusion criteria. Lastly, current best practices with FEES, across the lifespan, will be addressed.
Instructor: Raquel Garcia, SLPD, CCC-SLP, CNT, BCS-S
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