Introduction To MBSImP™ – A Standardized Protocol For Assessment Of Swallowing Impairment

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0.6 ASHA CEUs

$124.00 USD


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Introduction to the MBSImP™ Approach and Protocol

Learn an evidence-based and standardized approach for assessment of swallowing impairment in the adult population.

Participants of this MBSImP Introduction Course will receive a $100 tuition credit toward the Full Course, MBSImP™ Standardized Training and Reliability Testing. Those wishing to move directly into the Full Course, may do so here > > 

This course introduces participants to the MBSImP™ Protocol. This approach provides a validated and evidence-based protocol to interpret, quantify, and communicate MBS study results in a manner that is specific, consistent, accurate and objective.

Participants will learn to profile and quantify physiologic impairment of swallowing function through application of the MBSImP™ scoring metric across 17 components of the swallowing mechanism. Learn how an assessment based on specific physiologic impairment, rather than a symptom-based assessment, better enables the clinician to link MBS study results to clinical action through targeted therapy.

This optional introduction course serves as an excellent preparatory course for those SLPs planning to go on to enroll in the full course, MBSImP™ Standardized Training and Reliability Testing (course #e01). It also touches on other pertinent topics related to interpreting MBS studies and assessing swallow function. Course focus is the adult population. Offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs – 6 contact hours. 

Course Overview

"Going through the components step by step with visual aids (VFSS, animations) and discussion of variations between scores was helpful. I liked that it is fast, self-paced and easy to access."

– N.M., course participant

This Course Features Seven Sessions:

  1. Standardizing the MBS Study (1:07:12)
  2. The 17 Physiologic-based MBSImP™ Components (41:33)
  3. Standardizing Interpretation of Impairment Part I (1:31:14)
  4. Standardizing Interpretation of Impairment Part II (1:22:08)
  5. Overall Impression (OI) Scoring – Participant Practice (33:36)
  6. Standardizing Patient Assessment Reports (45:18)
  7. References (1:33)
This optional Introduction Course is not a certification course and is not a required prerequisite prior to enrolling in the MBSImP™ Standardized Training and Reliability Testing. Those wishing to achieve "Registered MBSImP Clinician" status will need to successfully complete the MBSImP™ Standardized Training and Reliability Testing offered via course #e01.

Over 98% of prior course participants would recommend this course to their SLP colleagues.

"I don't have access to MBSS, rather we use FEES; however, I really wanted to learn about this so I can better understand the swallow. While I won't use it in daily practice, I really appreciated the depth of her discussion on how the swallow functions.  I liked the ability to pause and replay items of interest. I felt I really had time to take notes."  S.N. (Jan. 2022)

"Every topic of discussion regarding this protocol was useful/beneficial for my daily practice."  J.S. (Jan. 2022)

"The organization of the course was great. I look forward to taking the full MBSImp course."  A.P. (Jan. 2022)

"The most beneficial aspect of the presentation was the way each section was linked to all the rest. Evaluation is not a simple process because swallowing is not simple and each decision affecting treatment directly effects quality of life and patient safety.  I liked the instructor's clear mastery of the information while valuing new input from practicing clinicians."  H.B. (Dec. 2021)

"I liked the thorough review of rationale for and development of the MBSImP, and watching videofluoroscopies and animations to better understand the scoring system."  K.M. (Dec. 2021)

"Dr. Martin-Harris is an excellent presenter, and the program was very well planned and executed."  K.M. (Dec. 2021)

"I appreciate the standardization to this approach."  L.N. (Nov. 2021)

"The detailed information and visuals provided for each component in a break-down and then put-back-together structure of this program. Also the justifications for AP view and esophageal clearance were beneficial for my daily practice.  I liked that it was very detailed and included many visual examples with the explanations."  H.B. (Nov. 2021)

"The whole introductory class was beneficial prior to full training completion.  I liked the content & length of time of online course."  J.L. (Oct. 2021)

"Going through the components step by step with visual aids (VFSS, animations) and discussion of variations between scores was helpful.  I liked that it is fast, self-paced and easy to access." N.M. (Oct. 2021)

"Very detailed and gave visual examples." D.S. (Aug. 2021)

"The creation of a standardized assessment to assist in assessing swallowing function and structures was helpful for my daily practice." C.P. (Aug. 2021)

"Using the standardization in everyday practice when completing VFSS at my facility will be helpful.  I enjoyed the content, the presentation, the ease of access." J.J. (July 2021)

"Walking through video case examples and practicing scoring was beneficial for my practice.  I enjoyed the case examples." C.K. (July 2021)

“The ability to work at my own pace. Actually, seeing the course format. Opportunity to practice scoring some of the studies presented in the course.” – S.B. (Mar. 2021)

“I enjoyed exploring the differences between the radiographic presentation of impairment vs. physiologic components.” – I.L. (Nov.2020)

“I found learning about the variations of "normal" when it comes to deglutition to be most helpful. I also appreciated learning the history of the MBSImP and the rationale for each component.” – A.D. (Aug. 2020)

"The whole scoring component of MBSImP is useful in my practice as I receive reports from clinicians who scored an MBS with this protocol. It has increased my insight tremendously into the scoring process and the rationale for why patients may be receiving scores for certain components based on the standardized protocol. When I read a report from a clinician who uses MBSImP vs a clinician who did not, the structure of the reports make it so easy to quickly create a therapy plan in the subacute setting and ensure I am targeting the exact deficits." – A.F. (July 2020)

"I found the discussion on the positive pressure to push bolus down was helpful. The right amount and style of repetition of material was provided - going over things multiple ways eased the learning process. Also, BMH has such a soothing voice!" – K.R. (May 2020)

"I particularly appreciated the overview of structures and anatomy during the discussion about the 17 physiological components of the swallow." – R.C. (Apr. 2020)

"The idea of viewing the impairment more holistically rather than simply detecting penetration/aspiration was most beneficial. I liked the video examples." – K.F. (Mar. 2020)

"I appreciated the way the swallow was broken down into the sum of its parts to better understand impairment and the way all the bio-mechanics of the swallow are affected. I appreciated the side-by-side viewing of the digital replication of the swallow and the fluoroscopic imaging." – J.P. (Mar. 2020)

"I really enjoyed the specific breakdown of all of the structures. This does seem to be a comprehensive protocol in evaluating a MBS." – L.P. (Feb. 2020)

"All of it was beneficial. It was very informative on the anatomy and physiology of the swallow. I liked the videos and 17 components of the swallow." – K.H. (Feb. 2020)

"I found this course to be very helpful in refreshing MBS prior to taking the MBSImP course. I like all of it. Excellent instructor, easy to follow and understand. I am looking forward to the MBSImP." – J.M. (Jan. 2020)

"I loved the clinical cases provided in this online course. I find it all to be very beneficial to be a more efficient clinician. It was great to understand how MBSImP puts everything into perspective and grades it." – V.B. (Jan. 2020)

This online CE course focuses exclusively on the MBSImP™ approach for assessment of swallowing impairment. Other assessment protocols will not be included in this course. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Course Format

Video course. Features a video lecture presentation with a downloadable handout. Participants may work at their own pace and stop and re-start the course at any point.

Course Objectives

  1. Conduct and advocate for a standardized, valid, and reliable approach to MBS assessment.
  2. Discuss the implications on patient care related to the lack of standardization.
  3. Identify 17 physiologic components of swallowing function.
  4. Differentiate normal function from impairment across 17 physiologic components of the swallowing mechanism.
  5. Communicate levels of swallowing impairment in a manner that is evidence-based and objective.
  6. Discuss radiation exposure and pulse rate related to the MBS Study.
  7. Profile swallow impairment by applying MBSImP™ Overall Impression Scores.

Presenter & Disclosures

Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Honors, is the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. She is also Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine.

She is a Past-President of the Dysphagia Research Society, past Chair of the Specialty Board for Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), and Associate Editor for the Dysphagia Journal. She is an ASHA Fellow, recipient of the 2016 Admiral Albert J. Baciocco Innovation Award – Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), The 2017 12th Annual Pepper Lecturer, Northwestern School of Communication, Honorary Member of the MUSC Chapter of The National Academy of Inventors, recipient of Honors from the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA), 2010 MUSC College of Health Professions Scholar of the Year Award, and associate member of the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society.

Dr. Martin-Harris is the author and developer of the first standardized method for videofluoroscopic assessment of swallowing impairment (Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile, MBSImP™), translated to research and clinical practice in the United States, Canada, and 13 additional countries. She is also the author of the manual, "Standardized Training In Swallowing Physiology—Evidence-Based Assessment Using The MBSImP Approach" published by Northern Speech Services. Her work is funded by the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the Veteran's Administration, and the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation.

Presenter Disclosures:

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is the presenter of CE seminars and online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees and royalties.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is the author of "Standardized Training In Swallowing Physiology — Evidence-Based Assessment Using The MBSImP Approach" published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' former employer, MUSC, receives royalties from Northern Speech related to enrollment tuition of the MBSImP Online Training.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' MBSImP research and development was funded in part by Bracco Diagnostics; received grant funding.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the Veteran's Administration (VA); receives grant and research funding.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation; receives grant funding.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD); receives grant and research funding.

Nonfinancial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is associated with numerous journals, publications, and boards related to speech-language pathology; receives no compensation in these roles.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

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Reviews

Over 98% of prior course participants would recommend this course to their SLP colleagues.

"I don't have access to MBSS, rather we use FEES; however, I really wanted to learn about this so I can better understand the swallow. While I won't use it in daily practice, I really appreciated the depth of her discussion on how the swallow functions.  I liked the ability to pause and replay items of interest. I felt I really had time to take notes."  S.N. (Jan. 2022)

"Every topic of discussion regarding this protocol was useful/beneficial for my daily practice."  J.S. (Jan. 2022)

"The organization of the course was great. I look forward to taking the full MBSImp course."  A.P. (Jan. 2022)

"The most beneficial aspect of the presentation was the way each section was linked to all the rest. Evaluation is not a simple process because swallowing is not simple and each decision affecting treatment directly effects quality of life and patient safety.  I liked the instructor's clear mastery of the information while valuing new input from practicing clinicians."  H.B. (Dec. 2021)

"I liked the thorough review of rationale for and development of the MBSImP, and watching videofluoroscopies and animations to better understand the scoring system."  K.M. (Dec. 2021)

"Dr. Martin-Harris is an excellent presenter, and the program was very well planned and executed."  K.M. (Dec. 2021)

"I appreciate the standardization to this approach."  L.N. (Nov. 2021)

"The detailed information and visuals provided for each component in a break-down and then put-back-together structure of this program. Also the justifications for AP view and esophageal clearance were beneficial for my daily practice.  I liked that it was very detailed and included many visual examples with the explanations."  H.B. (Nov. 2021)

"The whole introductory class was beneficial prior to full training completion.  I liked the content & length of time of online course."  J.L. (Oct. 2021)

"Going through the components step by step with visual aids (VFSS, animations) and discussion of variations between scores was helpful.  I liked that it is fast, self-paced and easy to access." N.M. (Oct. 2021)

"Very detailed and gave visual examples." D.S. (Aug. 2021)

"The creation of a standardized assessment to assist in assessing swallowing function and structures was helpful for my daily practice." C.P. (Aug. 2021)

"Using the standardization in everyday practice when completing VFSS at my facility will be helpful.  I enjoyed the content, the presentation, the ease of access." J.J. (July 2021)

"Walking through video case examples and practicing scoring was beneficial for my practice.  I enjoyed the case examples." C.K. (July 2021)

“The ability to work at my own pace. Actually, seeing the course format. Opportunity to practice scoring some of the studies presented in the course.” – S.B. (Mar. 2021)

“I enjoyed exploring the differences between the radiographic presentation of impairment vs. physiologic components.” – I.L. (Nov.2020)

“I found learning about the variations of "normal" when it comes to deglutition to be most helpful. I also appreciated learning the history of the MBSImP and the rationale for each component.” – A.D. (Aug. 2020)

"The whole scoring component of MBSImP is useful in my practice as I receive reports from clinicians who scored an MBS with this protocol. It has increased my insight tremendously into the scoring process and the rationale for why patients may be receiving scores for certain components based on the standardized protocol. When I read a report from a clinician who uses MBSImP vs a clinician who did not, the structure of the reports make it so easy to quickly create a therapy plan in the subacute setting and ensure I am targeting the exact deficits." – A.F. (July 2020)

"I found the discussion on the positive pressure to push bolus down was helpful. The right amount and style of repetition of material was provided - going over things multiple ways eased the learning process. Also, BMH has such a soothing voice!" – K.R. (May 2020)

"I particularly appreciated the overview of structures and anatomy during the discussion about the 17 physiological components of the swallow." – R.C. (Apr. 2020)

"The idea of viewing the impairment more holistically rather than simply detecting penetration/aspiration was most beneficial. I liked the video examples." – K.F. (Mar. 2020)

"I appreciated the way the swallow was broken down into the sum of its parts to better understand impairment and the way all the bio-mechanics of the swallow are affected. I appreciated the side-by-side viewing of the digital replication of the swallow and the fluoroscopic imaging." – J.P. (Mar. 2020)

"I really enjoyed the specific breakdown of all of the structures. This does seem to be a comprehensive protocol in evaluating a MBS." – L.P. (Feb. 2020)

"All of it was beneficial. It was very informative on the anatomy and physiology of the swallow. I liked the videos and 17 components of the swallow." – K.H. (Feb. 2020)

"I found this course to be very helpful in refreshing MBS prior to taking the MBSImP course. I like all of it. Excellent instructor, easy to follow and understand. I am looking forward to the MBSImP." – J.M. (Jan. 2020)

"I loved the clinical cases provided in this online course. I find it all to be very beneficial to be a more efficient clinician. It was great to understand how MBSImP puts everything into perspective and grades it." – V.B. (Jan. 2020)