$26.00

i 1.25 Hours

Course Overview

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).

About the Course Author

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
Education.

 

Beth Hogan, MSN, RN, CNOR, CASC, CGRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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.

Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.25HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.20HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.2 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    1.20HOURS

    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 1.2 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-GRDPT
  • Hours:

    1.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-04-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Choose differences in the presentation of GERD in infancy and adulthood.; Identify the typical and atypical symptoms of GERD.; Identify two common causes of GERD.; List the current evidence-based interventions for GERD and their associated risks.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Overview
    Background
    Etiology
    Signs and Symptoms
    Section 3: Diagnosis
    History and Physical
    Diagnostic Tests
    Section 4: Treatment
    Nonpharmacological Therapy
    Pharmacologic Therapy
    Surgical Intervention
    Emerging Treatment Options and Approaches
    Section 5: Clinical Vignette
    Practice What You Have Learned
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.