ESSD FEES Course – Vienna

ESSD FEES Course in Vienna Austria

ESSD FEES Course - NRZ Rosenhügel, Wien 19-21 April 2024

(The course will be held in German)

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The European Society for Swallowing Disorders and the European Stroke Organisation have developed a joint European FEES curriculum based on the FEES curriculum of the German Society of Neurology (DGN) and the German Stroke Society (DSG) with the aim of standardising the performance of flexible optical swallowing examinations (FEES) in neurogenic dysphagia and thus improving the quality of the examination. increase. Objective. This basic course on FEES is based on the European curriculum and fulfils the theoretical requirements on the way to the FEES certificate.

The FEES certificate is aimed at physicians and therapists alike who work with patients with neurogenic dysphagia.


Contents of the course
According to the curriculum, the basic course FEES for neurogenic dysphagia includes the following contents:


  • Anatomy and physiology of the act of swallowing
  • Basic knowledge on the development of neurogenic dysphagia
  • Fundamentals of Flexible Optical Swallowing Examination
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Distribution of roles and process
  • Technology
  • Endoscopes and their function
  • Reprocessing and hygiene
  • Procedure of the FEES with tasks of the respective role in the investigation team
  • Posture and operation of the endoscope
  • Nasal passage
  • Setting the Views
  • Reporting according to FEES standard
  • Quiet observation
  • Physiological examination
  • Swallowing examination
  • Therapeutic manoeuvres
  • Evaluation and Interpretation
  • Therapy planning and determination of the diet based on the FEES
  • Exam: The course concludes with a theoretical exam in multiple choice.