[PDF] Fibreoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) : the role of speech and language therapy

Source:
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists - RCSLT
Publisher:
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Publication date:
01 March 2015

Abstract

Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) is defined as an endoscopic examination of the pharyngeal stage of swallowing. The purpose of this document is to provide comprehensive best practice guidance for speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the professional use of the instrumental assessment FEES. It incorporates an evidence-based approach, clear statements on the clinical, procedural and technical aspects of the procedure while also encompassing the purpose, suitability and documentation of FEES.