PatCom Portable FEES System
The PatCom Portable FEES system for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) can be used with our Fiberoptic Endoscopes or Distal Chip USB scope. Our scope options do not require a processor to connect your endoscope to a computer. All they need is one USB cable.
At a total weight of only 11.4lbs this set up is the most portable, complete FEES system available today. Moving to multiple facilities throughout the day is quick, easy and allows to increase efficiency while delivering the best clinical service to patients.
All PatCom systems come bundled with a Microsoft Windows 11 laptop and PatCom Reporting software.
Software: User-friendly and Intuitive
The “MediaWorkstation” software offered by PatCom Medical makes the PatCom mobile FEES system perfect for the clinic. The highest demands in swallowing diagnostics are served. The “MediaWorkstation” records video including audio. In review mode, the video can be played in fast forward/reverse, slow motion, and frame by frame for accurate evaluation. In addition, individual images can be taken from the video. These can be included in the integrated FEES report. Integration into the hospital information system (HIS) is also possible.
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