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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) In The Adult

Author: Elizabeth A. Boldon RN, MSN

CE: 2 hours
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Course Summary

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as a condition that develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms with or without mucosal damage and/or complications. GERD symptoms can include nausea, dysphagia, burning chest or abdominal pain, respiratory disorders and mild to severe damage to the esophageal lining and functioning. Patients that are not investigated for symptoms or not followed up through recommended diagnostic testing when damage to the esophagus has occurred are at risk of further injury and complications, including Barrett’s esophagus (a precancerous condition). The diagnosis, symptoms, complications and standard medical and surgical treatment of GERD are discussed.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Pathophysiology Of GERD - Symptoms of GERD
  3. GERD Epidemiology - Risk Factors
  4. Diagnosing GERD
  5. Complications Of GERD
  6. Treatment Of GERD
  7. Summary


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