Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: An Overview
To demonstrate the potential seriousness gastroesophageal reflux disease. This course will discuss early detection with intervention with lifestyle changes, pharmaceuticals, and in some cases surgery can improve the quality of life and prevent potential life threatening complications.

Course Publication Date: May 18, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Ray Lengel RN, FNP, MS
Course No:GRD121819
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Differentiate the pathophysiology of infant from adult gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • List one serious risk involved with undiagnosed or untreated GERD in the adult

  • State the indications for the use of antacids, alginic acid preparations, H2antagonists, proton pump inhibitors and Sucralfate in the management of GERD

  • Describe to your patient’s key lifestyle changes to assist them with GERD


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