$250 – $400

Get Focused: An Advanced FEES Interpretation Course

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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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This course is a workshop for clinicians who have already received FEES Training. The purpose of this course is to improve clinicians’ interpretation skills. This course will briefly review a FEES protocol and discuss implementation of rating scales. There will be exercises to practice verbiage for describing laryngeal abnormalities and interpretation of a variety of swallowing abnormalities with the goal of improving analysis of FEES exam and documentation of findings. This unique course is taught by skilled FEES clinicians from two different backgrounds, acute care and long term care.

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. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist

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 She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist.


Cost:

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

$400 if purchased as a bundle with Endoscopy Bootcamp


Learning Objectives:

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Accurately identify anatomical variations and normal and abnormal swallowing during FEES.
  2. Implement use of rating scales to improve intra and inter-rater reliability for FEES.
  3. Accurately analyze and interpret FEES exams.


Course Location:

Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center

South Magna Conference Room

2075 E. Flamingo Road

Las Vegas, NV 89119

Guests may park at any open parking space in the main parking lot in front of the hospital along Bruce Street.

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.

Hotels 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


Agenda:

8:00: Sign in (complimentary coffee and pastries)

8:15: Welcome, Introductions

8:30: A brief overview of FEES protocol

9:00: Describe Normal Anatomical Variants

9:30: Describe Anatomical Abnormalities

10:00: Introduction to Rating Scales

10:15: Interpretation Workshop 1: Using Rating Scales with FEES

12:15: Lunch (provided)

1:00: Is my patient stable enough for a FEES?

1:30: Interpretation Workshop 2: Do you see what I see?

2:30: Interpretation Workshop 3: Writing a report

4:00: Review Workshop Reports

4:30: Questions

5:00 Adjourn

*Agenda may fluctuate


Disclosures:

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, 8 hours (Advanced Level, Professional Area)

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South Magna Conference Room

2075 E. Flamingo Road

Las Vegas, NV 89119

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