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    Advanced Interpretation of FEES Instrumental Assessments

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    Add to Calendar 07/30/2021 08:00 AM 07/30/2021 05:00 PM America/Chicago Advanced Interpretation of FEES Instrumental Assessments Hotel:
    Phone: 850-916-8886
    CIAO Studios CIAO Seminars, Inc mail@ciaoseminars.com false MM/DD/YYYY

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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst

Course Description

There are two ways to participate in this live stream event (BOTH count as LIVE Continuing Education!):

  1. as part of the LIVE STUDIO audience in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. via LIVE STREAM around the world - Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer and interact with the instructor.

Course time: 8:00 AM Central (9:00 AM Eastern; 6:00 AM Pacific)
Whether passing the scope or assisting while the endoscopist passes the scope, this course will help the therapist wade through the challenges of interpreting FEES and creating treatment strategies following the assessment. Course material presents interpretation of the instrumental assessment from a physiological standpoint. The instructor will provide guidelines to dysphagia therapists regarding traditional therapy, modalities such as VitalStim®, and pharmacological implications. In addition, participants will gain strategies for collaboration, consultations, and referrals to other disciplines. This course aims to educate SLPs on comprehensive interpretation of FEES and treatment approaches. Course Disclosure: This is an intermediate course, and basic knowledge of FEES and FEES interpretation is recommended.

Course Level: Intermediate

Assessment Methods: Q&A, Self-Assessment on Evaluation
For events that are Live Streamed, the streaming participants will verify attendance through codes given throughout course and complete a multiple choice quiz (80% passing score) and evaluation at the end

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize professional topics and guidelines related to FEES
  • Describe and Identify all anatomical structures observed during FEES
  • Identify pathology related to swallowing observed during FEES
  • Differentially Diagnose root cause of swallowing pathology, and develop treatment plan and consultation referrals based on this diagnosis
  • Use FEES as a biofeedback treatment approach
  • Analyze and differentiate treatment protocols for swallowing treatment to include pharmacology, modalities, exercises, and diet modifications
  • Interpret abnormal FEES videos and recommend treatment strategies based on information learned in this class

Lubna Nabulsi


Lubna Nabulsi is a Speech-Language Pathologist that has been practicing in Skilled nursing rehabilitation for 20 years. She graduated with her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University in Baltimore Maryland. Prior to becoming and SLP, Lubna was a Medical and Research Technologist working at University of Maryland Hospital Immunology Department. This created a unique knowledge of overall medical pathology and how it related to disease and disorders that affect swallowing. Lubna is currently the Senior SLP at Futurecare Health and Management. Lubna developed a successful inhouse FEES program at all Futurecare skilled nursing facilities., and in the past 10 years has trained over 20 SLP in FEES instrumentation and competency.

Financial Disclosure: Lubna receives honoraria from CIAO for the presentation of her live courses and royalties for the sale of her online courses.
Non-Financial Disclosure: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Day 1

08:00 - 09:00
Professional topics and review and evaluation of the anatomy
09:00 - 10:00
Instrumentation and supplies for FEES. Mobile fees. PPE and infection control
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:30
FEES Assessment (swallow physiology, dysfunction, and sensory testing)
11:30 - 12:00
Identifying pathology
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 02:30
Video interpretation practice
02:30 - 02:45
02:45 - 03:30
treatment approaches, referrals, and when to re-FEES
03:30 - 04:45
Inhouse FEES program vs. Outsourced vendor
04:45 - 05:00
Questions and Answers

Delivery VIA:

  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 8 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.8 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required

This course is offered for 0.8 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)


"This course was fabulous. Thank you SO much. I loved how you spent plenty of time on each case study and did not speed through the descriptions and review. Thank you, thank you, thank you! "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jul 2021

"I enjoyed that the structure of the course included multiple case studies, which were relevant/comparable to cases that a SLP performing FEES would likely encounter. The course promoted utilization of mental flexibility and critical thinking skills by incorporating and promoting consideration of the big picture and individual patient personality/circumstance/goals when making recommendations. I did feel that the course felt a bit disorganized at times and the documentation samples could be confusing and occasionally included errors, which the presenter acknowledged. I would have enjoyed the case study results and recommendations/rationale having been more clearly stated/written. I enjoyed watching how passionate the presenter was about the material and that she is very excited about teaching new clinicians how to best advocate and promote success for their patients. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jul 2021

"Thank you so much for your willingness to share your power points "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2020

"I appreciated all the case studies videos."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2020

"Excellent speaker and presentation"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2020

"It was really beneficial to go through the case studies. Thank you!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2020

"I enjoyed the course. Ms. Nabulsi is an excellent instructor. I would take another course from her. I appreciated all of the case studies she presented and that some of the videos were not 100% perfect. It reflects reality and what actually can happen when you are scoping someone- the image is foggy, the camera shifts, the patient doesn't respond- and you have to figure out what is happening and adjust. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2020

"There was a ton of information. Loved the number of cases. By the end - I was finally getting my bearings in identifying problems and anatomy! "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2020

"Thank you for your time in developing and presenting a great course, and is sharing your clinical experiences!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2020

"Speaker was very knowledgable and made content easy to understand. I recommend that she teaches more courses with Ciao Seminars. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2020