ATMOS FEES Fly-PED
The Ultimate Small Diameter Distal Chip Mobile FEES System
An Ultra-Portable SLP Equipment Solution for Swallowing Studies
The ATMOS FEES Fly - PED system was designed specifically for Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), engineered to provide unparalleled portability while delivering a comprehensive solution for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) exams.
The centerpiece of the ATMOS FEES Fly – PED is the ATMOS VIDEOScope – PED, the 2.9mm flexible nasopharyngoscope that is ideal for SLPs performing FEES on pediatric patients, scoping individuals with small anatomies, or simply improving overall patient comfort during swallowing studies. This small-diameter insertion tube combined with an integrated distal chip camera results in brilliant images, less discomfort, and ultimately the highest quality FEES exams.
A revolutionary piece of SLP equipment, this turnkey FEES system is the perfect solution for mobile FEES, acute care, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and more!
Small diameter 2.9mm flexible nasopharyngoscope for increased patient comfort designed for both adult and pediatric anatomy
Integrated high-resolution distal-chip camera with automatic focus function for perfect image clarity throughout the FEES exam
Built-in LED light source rated for over 10,000 hours
USB connection directly from the flexible nasopharyngoscope to the Microsoft Surface Book Pro for plug and play functionality
ATMOS Capture Suite visualization software for recording and archiving of exam videos/photos with integrated FEES reporting tool
The ATMOS FEES Fly – PED includes everything that a speech language pathologist needs to perform fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing exams on the go.
This portable FEES equipment solution includes:
ATMOS VIDEOScope -PED, 2.9mm flexible nasopharyngoscope with integrated distal chip camera and LED light source
ATMOS Capture Suite patient archive and recording software with integrated FEES reporting tool
Microsoft Surface Pro
Custom-cut portable clamshell protective case
Leak tester for flexible nasopharyngoscope
Free tuition to an approved FEES education course
FEES Training and Competency
ATMOS Inc. firmly believes that to provide the best possible service to your patients, an SLP should have quality equipment in addition to proper training on how to perform Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing exams. With that in mind, ATMOS has partnered with renowned FEES education programs to provide new customers with free tuition to a basic FEES training course included with the cost of your new FEES system. In addition, with our network of FEES education programs we are happy to refer you to more advanced FEES training courses as needed.
While our equipment is a very important part of performing swallowing diagnostics, a well-educated SLP is the best asset a FEES exam can have!
Why the ATMOS FEES Fly – PED?
The ATMOS FEES Fly – PED is the most innovative FEES system on the market, positioned at the perfect intersection of size and power. Our FEES solution is turnkey and comprehensive, that means that any SLP that orders one will have everything they need to perform FEES exams from the moment their system is received and they are trained on how to use it.
So what sets the ATMOS FEES Fly – PED apart?
Portability – The clamshell case with custom-cut foam provides portability from room to room or location to location, ideal for transportation via car, and also designed to withstand shipping and luggage handling if needed.
Reliability – The ATMOS FEES Fly – PED is designed and manufactured in Germany, home to some of the greatest medical technology in the world. Our products are also backed by our US-based service department, specialty-trained by ATMOS engineers in Germany to troubleshoot and fix any potential issues that arise.
Image Quality – Our distal-chip ATMOS VIDEOScope – PED provides the highest-resolution camera chip possible in a 2.9mm diameter flexible nasopharyngoscope. This allows for the perfect combination of size and power.
Small Diameter – The 2.9mm insertion tube on the ATMOS VIDEOScope – PED is ideal for pediatric and adult patients alike. It can pass through larger anatomies effortlessly, and navigate smaller, more challenging anatomies with a relative ease.
Lightweight – Given the length of FEES exams, it’s important that the scope being used isn’t putting unnecessary tension on the examiner’s shoulders, elbows, and hands. At under 0.75lb, our scope can be held with little exertion whatsoever.
Software – High-quality exams are invaluable, but having quick and easy access to them is just as important. The ATMOS Capture Suite software does all the heavy lifting in that regard, saving your exams in a comprehensive patient database that’s efficient and easy to use.
The ATMOS FEES Fly – PED is backed by the US-based ATMOS Inc. service team. ATMOS Inc. is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality FEES solutions that live a long and useful product lifetime. Our highly-trained service engineers are ready and waiting to support each and every ATMOS Inc. customer, from remote troubleshooting via phone and/or computer, to routine maintenance, to in-person service calls, we stand behind our products and will do everything possible to ensure that any issues that arise are solved quickly and efficiently.
This video features a patient performing a swallow of a bolus at pureed consistency (IDDSI level 4) as captured by the ATMOS FEES Fly – PED system.
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing is one of the best and most portable ways to assess patients presenting with dysphagia. Whether a patient is having general difficulty swallowing, coughing with the swallow of a bolus, or feel like food is sticking in their throat, FEES is an important tool that provides a clear and concise look as to why this oropharyngeal dysphagia is occurring.
Simply put, FEES utilizes a flexible nasopharyngoscope to take an axial view of the hypopharynx, giving the examiner a perspective on swallowing that other exams like modified barium swallows (MBS) simply can not. FEES exams do this without exposure to radiation, and have the flexibility to be done in a variety of settings.
ATMOS Inc. understands the importance of FEES exams and has made the combination of portability and high-quality imagery our mission. In our goal to provide the best possible outcomes for the patient, we strive to equip SLPs with the best tools to perform FEES exams anywhere from a patient’s bedside, to an ENT practice, to a skilled nursing facility, and almost anywhere in between.
What is FEES?
FEES, or Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, is a procedure used to assess a patient’s ability to swallow, and any potential issues they are having in doing so. Utilizing a distal-chip flexible nasopharyngoscope, the ATMOS FEES Fly – PED provides a transverse view of the pharynx. With this flexible endoscope inserted and positioned above the epiglottis, patients are instructed to swallow normally, and then to consume foods and liquids of various consistencies so that the examiner (typically a speech-language pathologist), can view and record the results of these swallows.
These foods, generally enhanced by food color to dye them and make their presence more easily visible, help the SLP asses swallowing function and inform what could be the root of any issues. After the exam is complete, the SLP can further assess function of the pharyngeal, laryngeal, and tracheal anatomy via video playback of the recorded exam, where they can slow down the video, progress frame by frame, and hone in on any suspected concerns.
In addition, the ATMOS Capture Suite allows for all videos and photos to be archived, so SLPs can compare videos of prior exams and assess how a patient’s treatment is progressing (and if their treatment plan is effective or needs to be reevaluated).
All of this allows for SLP to have the optimal tools and information at their fingertips to assess any swallowing impairments, providing the highest level of patient care with every exam.