Self Study Webinar: Comparing FEES and MBSS: A Clinician’s Guide to Making Diagnostic Decisions
Purpose: This one-hour webinar provides an opportunity to familiarize the SLP with Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS). The risks, strengths, and limitations of each exam are outlined. Research comparing the two instrumental exams is discussed. Case examples are provided as an exercise for clinical decision making. Risk factors associated with aspiration pneumonia are reviewed.
About the Instructor: Since receiving her Master’s degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003, Selena Reece, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S has worked in acute care, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She joined Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC in 2009. Ms. Reece currently serves as the Director of Educational Resources for Carolina Speech Pathology, while carrying an active caseload providing mobile FEES services. She became a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing in 2015 and has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (1 hour), Intermediate Level, Professional Area
- Describe the fundamental differences between FEES and
- List the strengths and limitations of FEES and
- Make appropriate decisions for swallowing imaging
- Identify risk factors which may be associated with aspiration
00:00-00:10 Introduction, SLP’s Role
00:10-00:20 What do we see with these exams?
00:20-00:32 Strengths, Limitations, Risks
00:32-00:41 Reliability, Validity
00:41-00:53 Case Examples
00:53-00;58 Intervention during Exams, Pneumonia Risk Factors
00:58-01:00 Summary, References
Instructor Disclosure: Selena Reece is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. Ms. Reece has the following non-financial relationship to disclose. Ms. Reece serves on the Professional Development Management Committee (PDMC) of ASHA’s Special Interest Group 13 (SIG13.)