PatCom IV Pole FEES Workstation
The PatCom IV Workstation is designed for use in environments where space is limited, yet a quick and minimal setup is required.
This system features a laptop stand with slide out mouse pad, a multipurpose service tray perfect for food trials, and a lower equipment storage shelf. The storage shelf is equipped with a robust pelican case with custom foam insert for keeping the equipment safe and secure.
The PatCom IV Workstation is a battery-powered design. Only one cable is required for performing studies, allowing for smooth, clutter-free operation.
All PatCom systems come bundled with a Microsoft Windows 11 laptop and PatCom Reporting software.
The PatCom Workstation is used in combination with disposable endoscopes in order to access all of the benefits of the PatCom software and review features. Due to the single use component of these endoscopes, once the study is completed, you may discard the endoscope.
Training And Education
Representatives of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (AB-SSD) and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Group (SIG) 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) developed a tutorial on best practice guidelines for FEES. In this tutorial, they suggest 6 steps to obtain FEES competency.
- Attend and complete an ASHA CE Approved External FEES Course or Internal Facility Mentored Training
- Take and Complete an Exam Based on the Content of the Course
- Passing and Handling Scope: Healthy Volunteers
- Passing the Scope and Performing a FEES Exam: Patients
- Mentor Assessment
- Indirect Supervision: Final Step
With these recommended steps in mind, PatCom Medical Inc. collaborates with the world leaders in FEES education to assist you with training and competency.
Link for the article:
Langmore, Susan E et al. “Tutorial on Clinical Practice for Use of the Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing Procedure With Adult Populations: Part 1.” American journal of speech-language pathology vol. 31,1 (2022): 163-187. doi:10.1044/2021_AJSLP-20-00348