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Specific IDDSI framework concepts require evaluation for inclusion on many diet levels!  A FEES can directly assess specific food items including (1) regular bread products (identified as HIGH-CHOKING risk items, allowable on L7 unless otherwise recommended), (2) transitional foods & (3) mixed consistencies.  

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IDDSI & FEES Synergy!

​Established in 1997 as Swallowing Diagnostics LLC, SDX provides resident-focused bedside swallow testing

to 450 skilled nursing facilities

across New England.

Our compassionate FEES Specialists are experts in post-acute dysphagia care.

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  • More than 90% of aspiration episodes occur BEFORE or AFTER​ the swallow, the stages of the swallow a FEES is most adept at viewing.  (Smith, Logemann, et al, Dysphagia, 1999: 14​​​; 1-7)

  • ONLY FEES can "see" a resident eat an entire meal...this is key considering that aspiration may not occur until at least 10 trials of a liquid are swallowed! (Baijens et al, Dysphagia 2014:29; 583-590)

  • An in-color FEES actually gives a bird's-eye-view of secretions, anatomy & physiology, in contrast to the black & white x-ray taken during an MBSS (modified barium swallow study).

  • We now cover all of New England, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont,                                      New Hampshire & Maine!​

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Our mission:  To improve quality of life and accuracy of treatment for patients with dysphagia.

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Each resident's swallowing concerns and goals are our priority."

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