Presenters: Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Honors & Kate Davidson, MS, CCC-SLP
This online refresher course serves as the MBSImP™ 5-Year Renewal Course for Registered MBSImP Clinicians. Content presented will help participants refine their skills and scoring accuracy for testing physiologic components of swallowing. Successful completion of this course will maintain your listing within the public database of Registered MBSImP Clinicians and extend your access to MBSImP.com, including continued access to the web templates for generating standardized patient assessment reports. See below for enrollment eligibility.
The content of this course serves the following purposes:
Course is offered for 0.5 CEUs – 5 contact hours.
Eligibility for MBSImP Renewal Course enrollment requires prior completion of the course, #e01 – MBSImP Standardized Training.
Course enrollment window opens at 1 year prior to your renewal deadline. Your renewal deadline is located on the home screen of mbsimp.com and is the date you completed course, #e01, plus 5 years.
– A.T., prior course participant
– D.P., prior course participant
Clinicians will be asked to view 6 swallow studies (single swallow segments only) and score each of the 17 MBSImP components. Accuracy of 80% or higher must be achieved on each of the 17 components across the 6 swallow studies in order to receive a certificate of completion and renew your Registered MBSImP Clinician status. Retesting will be required only on those components scored with less than 80% accuracy. CEUs cannot be awarded partially nor proactively.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
Post test consists of applying MBSImP impairment scores to MBS study single swallow video segments.
Accuracy of 80% or higher must be achieved on each of the 17 components across the 6 swallow studies in order to receive a certificate of completion and renew your Registered MBSImP Clinician status. Retesting will be required only on those components scored with less than 80% accuracy. CEUs cannot be awarded partially nor proactively.
This online CE course focuses exclusively on the MBSImP™ approach for swallow impairment assessment. Other assessment protocols will not be included in this course. Presenter financial and nonfinancial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
"I liked the format and the review of each component and the update on reliability. I also liked how it allows you to assess all 17 components on each swallow." C.S. (Nov. 2022)
"The option to look up information during testing, as well as the option to retest was nice." J.H. (Nov. 2022)
"I liked the variety of videos." R.C. (Nov. 2022)
"The review of which consistencies can be utilized with each component was extremely helpful during the videos. I appreciated the instructors highlighting some of the challenging points that come up in training/retraining." L.S. (Nov. 2022)
"The lecture video with radiographic imaging along with animation assists with that "trace" vs "collection" decision on numerous studies." S.R. (Nov. 2022)
"I appreciated the updated information from when I first was trained." L.G. (Nov. 2022)
"The overview in the course and reminder of the important features of each component were good." A.M. (Nov. 2022)
"I liked the self-study at your own pace." J.S. (Nov. 2022)
"I liked the case study review." L.C. (Nov. 2022)
"The live with video animation comparison was helpful." D.V. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked having access to all the training material from the original course." C.C. (Oct. 2022)
"Being able to pull up the PDFs that review each type of scoring within components is great!" J.B. (Oct. 2022)
"The videos are comprehensive." B.P. (Oct. 2022)
"This training was a great refresher as it's been 5 years since I first completed the original MBSImP course." M.M. (Oct. 2022)
"I really liked the videos and the ability to rate." E.B. (Sept. 2022)
"The videos and tip sheet were a great review." N.H. (Sept. 2022)
"Great videos, detailed scoring information, and specific examples. Kate did a great job with the extra videos to explain the reporting. Thank you." A.D. (Sept. 2022)
"Pairing of actual VFSS images with animation model to describe scores for each physiologic component was helpful." L.C. (Sept. 2022)
"MBSImP is highly standardized and requires clear knowledge of the structures and functions for swallowing." Y.C. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked having multiple opportunities to retest and review...in my workplace I am frequently interrupted mid-training, so it is difficult to get this done in one go." K.B. (Sept. 2022)
"The training zone that provided feedback on scoring was good." M.S. (Aug. 2022)
"Numerous examples provided, especially in the test. I think the test was the best teaching tool. It made me go back and really focus on the individual pieces." D.P. (Aug. 2022)
"It was an excellent and concise review." S.R. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the assessment of skills portion and review of common mistakes in scoring." L.L. (Aug. 2022)
"Very thorough and well researched course." S.T. (July 2022)
"Love the case studies!" L.A. (July 2022)
"I liked the different sources for scoring information and support - audio and written descriptions and videos with outlines." G.W. (July 2022)
"I like the various tools throughout the course (Components, Scores, and Score definitions & Tips) which I carry with me at the hospital daily." A.O. (July 2022)
"I liked the detailed explanations – videos and descriptions of each component were beneficial." K.C. (July 2022)
"The comprehensive review, scoring instructions, ability to watch the clips repeatedly as needed, and the practice scoring / training zone were very helpful." A.B. (June 2022)
"Liked that the course is online and can be reviewed multiple times for practice." K.S. (June 2022)
"Liked the ability to review, quality of training platform, and the videos." L.E. (June 2022)
"Helps me with my interpretation skills for MBSS." B.B. (June 2022)
"I like that I can work at my on pace, and great resources on website to improve/modify understanding. Great option to be able to reach out for help with problems." L.B. (June 2022)
"I appreciated the detailed guidance and the several handouts designed to facilitate scoring. It was very helpful to have tips and tricks and videos to watch during the training. It was helpful to have an interactive portion during the training where we could do a practice score and then hear how it was intended to be scored." H.N. (May 2022)
"The refresher was really nice, I love the slow motion options so you can really zero in on the components." J.D. (May 2022)
"The instructional videos were great." K.W. (May 2022)
"Bonnie does an excellent job with the presentation and giving very clear explanations of the scoring components. Many opportunities to score and the controls to slow down and frame by frame are essential to score accurately. Good amount of trials to score for a review." J.K. (April 2022)
"I enjoyed the explanations beyond what was already included in the handouts. Everything I expected to be covered was covered." A.H. (Mar. 2022)
"I appreciated the detailed descriptions and assessment of each individual component, explanation of how it relates to swallowing physiology, and discussion of guiding treatment recommendations." A.T. (Mar. 2022)
"I enjoyed the updated resources such as the help sheet since when I took the original course. I found them very helpful." K.P. (Mar. 2022)
"Really valuable update with all key information included." J.B. (Mar. 2022)
"The individual modalities for testing were a helpful refresher course for a tool I use almost daily." R.K. (Feb. 2022)
"Good refresher!" M.D. (Feb. 2022)
"The explanation of features of report writing on the website was informative." S.T. (Feb. 2022)
"I really enjoyed the re-training videos and summaries of each component." R.S. (Jan. 2022)
"I love that each component is broken up separately and commonly made mistakes are reviewed." K.G. (Jan. 2022)
"Multiple levels of detail and tools for information on scoring." S.D. (Jan. 2022)
"Opportunity to review scoring videos again, review the areas I am weakest in." T.B. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked the case studies, swallow by swallow practice." E.S. (Jan. 2022)
"I appreciate the different modules (ie training, learning, testing)." R.H. (Jan. 2022)
"I really appreciated the anatomical illustrations with the cranial nerves highlighted, as well as the review and discussion of more challenging clinical examples." S.S. (Dec. 2021)
"I enjoyed the large amount of reference material to review when questioning the scoring." P.C. (Dec. 2021)
"It had a succinct overview of the 17 components. It was helpful to see the diagrams of the muscles and nerves for each of the components." M.E. (Dec. 2021)
"Very comprehensive assessment of swallow function. I also appreciated the case histories on full study trainings." J.G. (Dec. 2021)
"I appreciate all of the supplemental handouts I can print for easy reference" C.V. (Nov. 2021)
"The course helped me to become more familiar with the anatomy and looking at it in this form." W.C. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked the case studies, found that helpful." S.R. (Nov. 2021)
“It was a great review. It was especially helpful to hear common areas that clinicians struggled with when scoring and Dr. Martin Harris's clarification for each of these components.” E.F. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked the opportunity to score on my own and then hear the correct scores immediately following." K.S. (Nov. 2021)
"I like the heavy support provided in the handouts and variety of videos." K.S. (Oct. 2021)
"Good information. Good explanations" I.J. (Oct. 2021)
"I liked the shorter duration of time it took as compared to the first." K.S. (Oct. 2021)
"This resource has been an invaluable tool in helping me develop my skills as a therapist and I cannot think of a single resource that has developed my growth quite like this one. Forever grateful, Thank you for your work for our patients." S.H. (Sept. 2021)
"I love the flexibility to go back and do the learning and training zones for components I found more challenging." K.R. (Aug. 2021)
"With this review, I realize that I had fallen into some habits during scoring. With review of this information, it refocused my skills." R.D. (Aug. 2021)
"The narrative from Bonnie is really helpful - it almost feels like you are in a properly dialogue. The nuggets/tips/lessons learnt from the initial training are also really helpful." J.A. (Aug. 2021)
"The updates to the original training, small nuances or details about each component, which consistencies to score with, etc were very good." K.S. (Aug. 2021)
"I liked the need to focus on all aspects of the swallow, for rehab purposes vs aspiration/no aspiration." J.B.P. (Aug. 2021)
"I liked the multiple opportunities to practice scoring." S.T. (July 2021)
"I liked that the course really evaluated every aspect of the swallow. It made me analyze each area in depth and helped me see things a little differently." V.R. (July 2021)
"I really appreciated to accessible videos for practice (VFS images and narration) with many examples provided." F.S. (July 2021)
“I absolutely loved that I only had to re-score the components that I did not achieve 80% acc on. This was very helpful in allowing me to focus on this component and complete this renewal course in a timely manner.” M.H. (Mar. 2021)
“I liked the detailed explanation of what was being shown in the videos. And the treatment that was discussed, and explained in the case studies.” E.L. (Feb. 2021)
“It was helpful to have both a brief refresher on the individual component scores and practical clinical applications with case studies.” C.D. (Jan. 2021)
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.
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.
Kate Davidson, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Research Associate at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC where she has practiced dysphagia management for over 10 years. In addition to her clinical role, Kate advises a cohort of post-doctoral, doctoral and graduate students as Assistant Lab Director of the Swallowing Cross-System Collaborative at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Kate received her master’s degree in communication sciences and Disorders from MUSC and completed her Clinical Fellowship under the direction of Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, Terry Day, MD and Julie Blair, MA. Her clinical focus is in adult swallowing disorders and her research interests include standardization of the videofluoroscopic swallow study and the use of high-resolution pharyngeal manometry as an assistive biofeedback device for swallow rehabilitation. She is a Modified Barium Swallow Study Impairment Profile (MBSImP™) consultant for Northern Speech Services, and a continuing education consultant for the High-Resolution Pharyngeal Manometry branch of Medtronic, Inc.
Financial— Kate Davidson is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial— Kate Davidson is employed by Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC); receives a salary.
Financial— Kate Davidson's employer, MUSC, receives royalties from Northern Speech related to enrollment tuition of the MBSImP Online Training.
Financial— Kate Davidson serves as a consultant to Northern Speech Services related to the MBSImP Training and supplementary materials; receives consulting fees.
Financial— Kate Davidson is a continuing education consultant with Medtronic, Inc; receives compensation in this role.
Nonfinancial— Kate Davidson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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