Course Webinar: Modified Barium Swallow Studies in Infant and Pediatric Patients
Course description: At this time, there are very few infant or pediatric protocols and even less data on normative measures for infant and pediatric modified barium swallow studies (MBSS). This course will present the research on infant/pediatric swallow studies. The course will review candidacy for an MBSS, and include videos of MBSS to identify impairments and discuss clinical analysis.
Presented by Jennifer Raminick, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Originally presented: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Jen Raminick graduated from CSULB and has been a speech-language pathologist at CHOC Children’s for 7+ years. She has earned her Board Certified Specialist accreditation in Swallowing and has multiple leadership roles in the hospital, including a chair of the Clinical Practice Committee to guide patient care. She has mentored graduate students and fellow therapists, with an emphasis on MBSS and acute care inpatient competency. At CHOC, she has led a committee to implement the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative, providing guidance and education to multiple departments throughout the hospital. She has also worked on a team to write a grant for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing equipment and is working to develop a comprehensive FEES program. She has been both a national and regional speaker, presenting at the California and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual conventions covering topics such as feeding on High Flow Nasal Cannula and implementing the IDDSI. She has also spoken as a pediatric dysphagia specialist to graduate students at CSULB.
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: Speech-language pathologists who specialize in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.
ASHA subject code: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) – 1040
ASHA content area: P—Professional: Information and techniques dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders; this content code is used by audiologists and SLPs directly in their work with clients.
0:00: Introduction & objectives
0:05: Review of MBSS & procedural differences between adults & pediatrics
0:10: Identify why you would do an MBSS & who is a good candidate
0:15: Differences between infant swallow & adult swallow relevant to MBSS
0:20: Components of an infant/pediatric MBSS
0:35: Discussion on clinical reasoning
0:45: Identifying impairments & the "why" behind the impairment
1:00: End presentation
Key learning outcomes:
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...
- Identify who is a good candidate for a pediatric swallow study.
- Identify structures and physiology unique to infant swallowing on a modified barium swallow study (MBSS).
- Describe key components of an infant & pediatric MBSS.
- This course will be presented on the Zoom platform.
- High-speed internet connection is required.
Recorded course information:
- The recorded course will be made available on January 20, 2021.
- The course will be available for CEUs until January 20, 2025.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
- Presenter identifies as an IDDSI champion and has provided lectures on the IDDSI website about the benefits and process of transitioning to the IDDSI.
Instructional methodology: Lecture
Course completion requirements:
- Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
- Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
- Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
- Completion of program evaluation form.