Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
by Instructor: Cathy S. Birn, MA, RN, CGRN, CNOR

$26.00

i 1.50 CEH

Course Overview

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is one of the most common GI complaints that healthcare providers encounter. The backflow of food, liquids, and gastric acid from the stomach into the esophagus can result in heartburn. Healthcare professionals, acting as a team, 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.

About the Course Author

Cathy S. Birn is a CN IV in the endoscopy unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. An endoscopy nurse for more than 25 years, she is a former co­chairman of SGNA's Education Committee, and has sat on the board of directors of the Gastroenterology Nursing Journal. She writes and publishes extensively. Cathy S. Birn, MA, RN, CGRN, CNOR has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-712318
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    N/A


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-60179
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-05-03
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe four differences in the presentation of GERD in infancy and adulthood; Discuss four diagnostic tests that detect GERD; Explain the current evidence-based diet, lifestyle, pharmacologic, and surgical interventions for GERD ; Identify two common causes of GERD
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: 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.
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