Reflux: Diagnosis and Evidence Based Treatments provides an overview of the normal function of the UES, LES, esophagus as well as changes that occur in these structures that contribute to reflux. Numerous factors contribute to reflux - diet, behaviors such as smoking, medications, and an overview of specific diseases/disorders that predispose the patient to problems with the UES, LES and esophagus. The types of reflux will be discussed as well as specific symptoms for each. Specific tests may be recommended to diagnose reflux - each will be discussed as well as the pros and cons for the test.
Once a diagnosis is reached, treatments could include pharmacology as well as surgical or endoscopic treatments. The literature discusses evidence based treatments and outcomes. Each will be discussed as well as the outcomes. The speech pathologists role in the treatment of reflux will be identified.
This seminar-on-demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Normal function of the UES, LES, esophagus
- Dysfunctions that occur which contribute to reflux
- Impact of diet smoking medications other risk factors disorders/diseases that contribute to reflux
- Role of endoscopy pH monitoring manometry barium swallow PPI test
- Salivary Pepsin Test and pros and cons for each
- Medications behavioral changes diet
- Surgical treatments endoscopic treatments and the pros and cons for each and the SLP's role in treatment of the patient with reflux.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on Diagnosis and Evidence Based Treatments of the normal function of the UES, LES, esophagus as well as changes that occur in these structures that contribute to reflux.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Recognize the function and dysfunction of the UES, LES, esophagus and symptoms of each type of reflux
- Listy factors contributing to reflux including behaviors, diet, medications, disorders/diseases
- Identify appropriate instrumental assessments/tests for reflux
- Identify appropriate treatments for reflux and evidence based treatments
Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Speech Language Pathologist and Nurses
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The materials for this course is available in our online format.
This course is offered for 0.30 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).
Financial - Denise Dougherty receives royalty payments for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - Denise Dougherty is a board member and past president at the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.