Introduction to the MBSImP™: A Standardised Protocol for Assessment of Swallowing Impairment-with Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris

Advancing excellence in health care requires voluntary acceptance of valid, standardized practices that minimise patient risk and optimise clinical outcomes, improve quality of care, reduce malpractice risk, reduce cost of care and meet compliance with regulating bodies. Evidence rather than opinion should guide clinical decision-making with standardized instruments, data collection protocols, analyses of test results, and reporting. Lack of a standardised approach leads to vague reporting of findings between clinicians, poorly understood targets for treatment, increase costs of care, and inability to measure change in function over time.

Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, a practicing clinician and researcher, sought to test if a standard vernacular, protocol, evaluation measurement and reporting method could be validly and reliably executed for the modified barium swallow study (MBS). A five year study supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD/NIH) rigorously tested the content, external validity and reliability of the method that resulted in the development of a standardized tool, the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImP) used by Dr. Martin-Harris and others on a daily basis, demonstrating the ease and practicality of using the MBSImP in the reality of the clinical setting.

This course will establish the physiologic foundation of swallowing function and impairment that underpin the MBSImP. Thorough understanding of the complexity of swallowing physiology and the interactions of swallowing with related systems must be the foundation for achieving advanced competency in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. Overlapping disorders of the upper aerodigestive tract will be presented using an interactive, diverse case-based approach to learning. An overview and rationale for the development and implementation of MBSImP will be provided. The participants will learn to recognize and score each of the 17 swallowing components contained on the MBSImP. Participants will learn the scoring scheme across varied dysphagic patient groups and learn to identify the physiologic targets of treatment using the MBSImP. The course will provide practice with audience consensus scoring of physiologic function and impairment. Participants will also be introduced to electronic, standardized reporting of MBSImP findings. Further, they will be introduced to a national MBSImP registry that is currently under development. Reliable scorers will be able to input data, generate editable patient reports and user patient profiles.
Learning Outcomes:

• Describe in detail the physiologic components of oropharyngeal and oesophageal swallowing function

• Identify and detail system interactions relevant to swallowing efficiency, airway protection, and nutrition.

• Describe the relevance of standardized swallowing practice underlying the development of the MBSImP

• List and define standardized terms for describing MBS visual observations of the swallowing mechanism

• Learn to score the 17 physiologic swallowing components comprising the MBSImP

• Participate in consensus and independent, guided practice in MBSImP scoring

• Learn the method for developing MBSImP Overall Impression Scores

• Translate MBSImP findings to targeted, evidenced based treatment

Candidate Discount for subsequent online reliability training
Northern Speech will offer online tuition discounts to those who attend this two-day course. A credit of $200 USD (approx. £155) will be honored. This reduces the online training tuition from $600 (approx. £465) to $400 USD (approx. £310). Also, a group discount of $100 (approx. £77.50) is extended when three or more SLTs enroll together. So both credits combined reduce the online training tuition to $300 USD (approx. £232.50) which is 50% off.

*USD to UK £ are approximations only and will vary according to exchange rate.

Useful weblinks for more information on the MBSImP:
http://www.northernspeech.com/MBSImP/
https://dysphagiacafe.com/2015/03/05/the-modified-barium-swallow-impairm...

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Introduction to the MBSImP™: A Standardised Protocol for Assessment of Swallowing Impairment-Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris-Thursday & Friday 18th and 19th January, 2018

Introduction to the MBSImP™: A Standardised Protocol for Assessment of Swallowing Impairment-with Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris

Advancing excellence in health care requires voluntary acceptance of valid, standardized practices that minimise patient risk and optimise clinic

18/05/2017 - 18/08/2017
Introduction to the MBSImP™: A Standardised Protocol for Assessment of Swallowing Impairment-with Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris

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Course Details

Tutor: Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris
Contact: Alkida Domi
Tel: 020 344 83476
Email: therapy.courses@uclh.nhs.uk
Venue:
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
33 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3BG