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Best Practice In Videofluoroscopy Part 2: Designing a Videofluoroscopy Protocol

presented by Catriona Steele

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Financial: Catriona Steele receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Catriona Steele has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course provides detailed instructions for designing a video fluoroscopy protocol that emphasizes quality design and clinical usability. The course also reviews important technical information that informs protocol design. Specific topics that are reviewed include protocol design, the importance of standardization for diagnostic tools, auditing video fluoroscopy protocol compliance, and a review of the original Logemann procedure design, and the Steele Lab protocol. In addition, the course offers an in-depth explanation of the limitations of video fluoroscopy in terms of the technical aspects of the procedure. Participants will learn how differences in rate and pulse rate, among other factors, can affect results and interpretation.

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Catriona Steele, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Dr. Catriona M. Steele is the Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She also teaches in the Graduate Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Steele worked as a medical speech-language pathologist for 10 years. Dr. Steele is known for her…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. The Protocol Design Task

Dr. Steele addresses how to accurately design a videofluoroscopy plan by highlighting the important considerations that need to be taken into account when detailing the necessary steps. She furthers supports and emphasizes the importance of standardized assessment for various medical procedures like videofluoroscopy in order to maintain accuracy.

2. The Protocol Design Task Continued (Including the Steele Lab Videofluoroscopy Protocol)

This chapter builds on the foundation for the videofluoroscopy protocol mentioned in the previous section. Emphasis is placed on the Steele Lab VFSS Protocol, in which the concepts of standard examination and therapeutic examination are discussed.

3. Technical Elements of a Videofluoroscopy

In this chapter, participants will receive an overview of how technical elements involved in videofluoroscopy such as pulse and frame rate, recording settings, video loops and PACS, along with contrast media can impact results.

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