The VFSS: Foundations, Clinical Concepts, and Case Studies

 

(0.8 ASHA CEUs)

Presented by: Jessica Gregor, M.S. CCC-SLP BCS-S

The VFSS: Foundations, Clinical Concepts,

and Case Studies

 

(0.8 ASHA CEUs)

Presented by: Jessica Gregor, M.S. CCC-SLP BCS-S

The enthusiastic (self-proclaimed “swallow nerd”) Jessica Gregor is hosting an eight-hour course dedicated to videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS).  It is recorded, so you can watch it any time you want!

If you’re a MedSLP who is currently conducting VFSSs…

Then THIS. COURSE. IS. FOR. YOU…

If you’re a MedSLP who wants to conduct VFSSs and start learning now…

Then THIS. COURSE. IS. ALSO. FOR. YOU…

Six questions that will be answered:

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What does typical and atypical anatomy look like under fluoroscopy?

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How do I actually standardize my VFSS practice?

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How can I make more informed decisions about referrals to other disciplines?

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What tools exist to improve my interpretation of each VFSS?

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What other fluoroscopic procedures and contrast materials are used to assess swallowing?

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Are there hallmark movement patterns of the swallow that can be linked to specific diagnoses?

Six direct clinical transformations you can immediately implement:

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Accurately identify and discuss what you see on VFSS.

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Strengthen your collaboration with the radiologist and other team members involved in your patients’ dysphagia care.

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Understand how other fluoroscopic swallow procedures fit into the dysphagia picture

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Arrive to the fluoro suite with a clear plan using standardized protocols.

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Use your deeper understanding of VFSS standardization practices to advocate for what you need.

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Clearly identify anatomical variances and key swallow profiles that are linked to specific underlying causes (like brainstem damage, Parkinson’s disease, or myositis.)

This is a humongous undertaking, and I’m fortunate enough to have all of these video clips to show real-world examples.

To have access to such a wide variety of diagnoses and what they visually look like under fluoroscopy is something I wish I had in grad school.

-Jessica Gregor

If you want to develop a keen eye for identifying things like…

Cervical spinal disorders

Osteophytes

Cricopharyngeal bars

Pharyngeal and esophageal diverticula

Webs

Strictures

Tracheo-esophageal fistulas

Common swallow patterns linked to specific diseases

Primary vs secondary pharyngeal dysphagia

 

…and know how to apply it to your clinical and

interdisciplinary decision-making process…

Then you’ll want to absorb every second of this course.

Why we’re honored to have Jessica teach us about VFSS:

Jessica’s 13 years of experience inside the fluoroscopy suite serving thousands of patients within acute care, trauma, intensive care, acute rehab, long-term care, and outpatient settings in both the VA and private sector health systems has given her in-depth knowledge and countless eye-opening cases…

Eye-opening cases that you’ll get to see and learn from.

Jessica is also one of the kindest and most humble SLPs who is eager to share the wealth of knowledge that she carries.

(Jessica if you’re reading this- sorry if that made you blush!)

Are you ready to learn the medical and technical ins and outs of videofluoroscopic swallow studies, and show up to work a transformed SLP? 

 

I bet your patients are.