Objective Measures in Video Fluoroscopy

Audience: Speech
Course Level: Intermediate, Professional area
Date: February 4th, 2012
Check in time: 8:00 am -8:30 am
Course time:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: University of Minnesota Mayo Building.  420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact hours: 7.0 hours

External Course Fee: $200.00

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Dr. Katherine Kendall
is the Director of the Voice Clinic at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.  Her primary clinical interests include Head and Neck Oncology, Laryngology and Dysphagia.  She is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Kendall's research interests include normal swallowing physiology, the changes in normal swallowing physiology with aging, swallowing function after treatment for head and neck carcinomas.  She has published extensively in the area of Dysphagia and Laryngology. 

Course description
During hands-on experience, attendees will have opportunities for making objective measurements of timing and displacement from dynamic fluoroscopic swallow studies.  Materials will be provided at course for preliminary practice.  Each participant will work at a a  computer station preloaded with course material. 

Completion of the course will allow participants to:

  • Identify essential components of a standardized fluoroscopic exam and state specific benefits of this approach.
  • Extract objective measures of timing and displacement from fluoroscopic swallow studies using easily implemented tools
  • Apply objective measures' data to treatment planning for individual patients.

8:00-8:30 am          Registration/check in     
8:30-9:30 am          Welcome, Introduction, and introduction to objective measures of swallowing function-
                                  how these measures apply  
to  the clinical situation.  Fluoroscopic protocol for Modified Barium Swallow Study
                                  --a standardized exam
9:30-10:00 am       Making measures: timing
10:00-10:15 am     BREAK
10:15-12:00 pm    Making measures-timing, displacement
12:00-1:00 pm       LUNCH
1:00-3:00 pm         Hands-on training with objective measures
3:00-3:15 pm         BREAK
3:15-4:30 pm         Hands-on training with objective measures
4:30-5:00 pm         Applying data to treatment planning

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