Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common GI complaints that healthcare providers encounter. The backflow of the acidic gastric or duodenal contents into the esophagus can result in heartburn. Healthcare professionals play an important role in detecting early symptoms of GERD and helping patients manage the disease. Pre-existing conditions that increase the risk of GERD include obesity, smoking, and certain medications. With appropriate lifestyle and dietary changes, many of the symptoms of GERD can be mitigated. Medications and surgical interventions may be required when lifestyle changes are unsuccessful. This course describes GERD, its risk factors, diagnostics, and treatments.
The goal of this course is to provide nursing and nutrition and dietetics professionals in acute care settings with knowledge about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Beth Hogan, MSN, RN, CNOR, CASC, CGRN has almost four decades of
experience in ICU, Operating Room, Radiology, and most recently as a clinical director in
Gastroenterology. She is an active member with the Association of Operating Room Nurses
serving on the National Committee for Education and Society of Gastrointestinal Nursing as
Central New York’s regional President and on the National Committee for Patient Repository for
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN, has over ten years' experience in radiology nursing, in vascular and interventional radiology as well as all imaging modalities. She is a Certified Radiology Nurse with clinical expertise in procedural sedation, cardiac CT, and radiation safety, and has prior experience in critical care, cardiac stepdown, and emergency care. She is a member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and RAD-AID International.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
California Board of Registered Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Nursing
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
Georgia Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Nursing
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview
Signs and Symptoms
Section 3: Diagnosis
History and Physical
Section 4: Treatment
Emerging Treatment Options and Approaches
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Practice What You Have Learned
Section 6: Conclusion
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