$250 – $400

Endoscopy Bootcamp: A Clinician's Guide to FEES

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Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center

South Magna Conference Room

2075 E. Flamingo Road

Las Vegas, NV 89119

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Need a brush up on your FEES skills? This course is for clinicians who have already taken a FEES Training course who need additional supervised scope passes, clinicians whose FEES skills are a bit rusty, and clinicians who want to improve their confidence with maneuvering the endoscope/performing FEES. During this one-day course, the instructors will review a FEES Protocol, normal swallowing in adults and geriatrics, guidelines for identifying abnormal swallowing, and describe the use rating scales for FEES. Special considerations for the medical speech pathologist will be discussed. There will be opportunities to practice scoping with tips on maneuvering the endoscope for patient comfort and optimal view.


$250 (Group rates available for 5 or more, email education@carolinafees.com for details)

$400 if purchased as a bundle with Get Focused

Learning Objectives:

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Perform a FEES following a protocol including non-swallowing tasks.
  2. Identify abnormal vs normal swallowing using FEES.
  3. Demonstrate comfort with handling the endoscope, maneuvering between pre-swallow and post-swallow positions, and performing an exam.

About the Instructors:

This course is taught by Beth Cormell, M.S., CCC-SLP and Selena Reece, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S.

Beth Cormell, M.S.,CCC-SLP 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.

Selena Reece received her Master’s degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 and became a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing in 2015. 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. Selena has been training clinicians on FEES throughout the U.S. since 2012 and was featured on Swallow Your Pride Podcast, Episode 18. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist.

Hotel Recommendations:

The hospital is about 3 miles away from the Strip and so any hotel on the Strip will be close to the hospital. The closest will be The Flamingo Hotel, The LINQ, the Cromwell, Bally’s, The Westin, Caesar’s Palace, and the Bellagio.

Nearby Hotels that are off the Strip:

Four Points Hotel by Sheraton (1.5 miles)

4055 Palos Verdes St.

Las Vegas, NV 89119

(702) 473-6400

Candlewood Suites Las Vegas (1.7 miles)

4034 Paradise Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89169

(702) 836-3660

The Platinum Hotel (2.3 miles)

211 E. Flamingo Rd.

Las Vegas, NV, 89169

(702) 365-5000


8:00 Sign In, Coffee/Pastries

8:15 Intro/Welcome

8:30 Overview of FEES and FEES Protocol, Pro Tips for Tricky Passes

9:30 Varieties of Normal Anatomy and a Review of Normal Swallowing

10:00 Supervised Hands-on Practice: Scope Troubleshooting, Complete an Anatomy and Physiology Assessment

12:00 Lunch (Provided)

1:00 Considerations for the Medical SLP: An Intro to Lab Values and Respiration and Their Relationship to Swallowing

2:00 Identifying Abnormal Swallowing with Considerations for Compensatory Techniques

3:00 Supervised Hands-on Practice: Completing a Protocol with Bolus Trials and Compensatory Techniques

5:00 Summary, Questions

5:15 Adjourn

*Agenda may fluctuate


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.

Selena Reece has the following financial relationship to disclose. She is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC. Ms. Reece has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

This course is offered for 0.8 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

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