FEES 2020: Instrumental Dysphagia Assessment-Boise ID


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FEES 2020:
Instrumental Dysphagia Assessment

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation

Boise, Idaho

Presented by SA Swallowing Services, PLLC,
Nashville, Tennessee
Sponsored by ATMOS Medical, Inc.
Allentown, Pennsylvania 

Course Date:

Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, 2020


To provide a two-day, 16-hour, Basic FEES training course for Speech-Language Pathologists in the use of nasoendoscopy to assess oropharyngeal dysphagia using a standard FEES® assessment protocol.

Objectives: At the completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • -Use safe & effective manual skills using nasopharyngoscopy to assess the oropharynx, hypopharynx, & larynx before, during, & after each swallowing event;
  • -Describe & use specific FEES® protocols & procedures to assess dynamic swallowing events;
  • -Describe anatomy & physiology of normal & abnormal swallow events, as viewed endoscopically;
  • -Identify & use standard infection control procedures, & identify risks & contraindications for nasoendoscopy; and
  • -Score, analyze & interpret FEES® results to recommend
    appropriate diets and interventions.
  • -Have up to 15 successful endoscope passes on normal subjects following FEES procedures.

Faculty: – Certified, Experienced and Knowledgeable

Michelle Skelley, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
SA Swallowing Services, PLLC
Nashville, Tennessee

John R. Ashford, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
SA Swallowing Services, PLLC
Nashville, Tennessee

Intended Audience Only:

Speech-Language Pathologists with earned Master’s degree or above who are working in the healthcare industry.   Other
professions are not permitted without prior approval.

Course Location:

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospital
600 Robbins Road
Boise, Idaho

Local Contact:

Maren Hollister, M.S. CC-SLP (hollistm@slhs.org)                 Kathy Blakely, Administrative Assistant 2 (blakelyk@slhs.org)

Course Content, Registration, and Tuition:

The Basic FEES Training Course includes presentations on
anatomy/physiology of swallowing, FEES-specific equipment, proper endoscopy handling, medical issues with nasoendoscopy, infection control procedures, FEES protocols and procedures, Abnormal swallow findings, scoring scheme, determining biomechanics of abnormal swallowing, use of endoscopy in treatment,  hands-on endoscope training, analysis learning and practice using computer-exercises, and a 140-page training manual (lecture power points, scoring forms, report examples, other information) to take home.


  • Complete the registration information on the website above.
  • You may register by check or PayPal (you do not have to have an account).
  • If ATMOS Medical Inc. is sponsoring your tuition, register by “check” and add a note indicating ATMOS is your sponsor.
  • After registering, a Letter of Confirmation and course agenda will be sent to each registrant by email within a few days after registering.

Continuing Education Credit:

This course is offered for 1.6 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate Level;
Professional Area).




Program Completion Requirements:

Participants are expected to be present for the entire program.
Individuals who are not present for the full program will not receive ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.


-Ms. Skelley: Financial: President, Co-Owner, CEO and Clinical
Director, SA Swallowing Services; paid instructor. Non-financial: no relationships exists.

-Dr. Ashford: Financial: Education Director, Co-Owner, SA Swallowing Services; paid instructor. No non-financial relationships exist.

Course Agenda:

Day One: 8:00 to 5:00

  • History & Purposes of FEES, Training & Regulations (45m)
  • Normal Anatomy & Physiology (60m)
  • Introduction to Nasoendoscopy/FEES Equipment (30m)
  • Nasoendoscope Handling and Insertion Procedures (30m)
  • Medical Issues & Nasoendoscopy (30m)
  • Infection Control Requirements/Procedures (45m)
  • Complete FEES Administration Demonstration (30m)
  • Hands-on Nasoendoscopy/FEES Labs & Analysis Labs (225m)

Day Two: 8:00 to 4:30

  • FEES Protocols and Procedures (60m)
  • Scoring FEES: Using Rating Scales (90m)
  • Analyzing Swallow Peristalsis & Airway Protection Behaviors (45m)
  • FEES: Evaluating Behavioral Intervention Effectiveness & EBP (45m)
  • Hands-on Nasoendoscopy/FEES Labs & Analysis Labs (225m)

Cancellation Policy:

30 days or more before course date: 100% of course tuition, less PayPal processing fees, will be refunded

10 to 29 days before course date: 50% of tuition, less PayPal processing fees, will be refunded

Less than 10 days before course date: No refund of course tuition.

Cancellations must be in writing, preferably email. Allow 30 days after course completion for refunds.