GERD - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Course - 3 Hours Credit
Instructor: Dr. Joanne Conaway, N.D., B.S.N., R.N.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the description for the physiological causes, symptoms and complications resulting from acid reflux. While acid reflux is only a mild annoyance for many people, it can cause severe pain and medical complications for millions of people. Heartburn is estimated to effect more that 60 million Americans at least once each month and as many as 15 million individuals on a daily basis.
This course will examine the causes of GERD as well the medical complications that result from acid reflux. This course will also review the various recommendations to reduce or cure GERD including lifestyle modifications, medications and surgical therapies. Included will be a section on the possible dental complications caused by GERD.
After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:
- Identify the most common signs and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Describe the physiologic factors that cause GERD to occur.
- Identify the most common medical complications that can result from GERD.
- Discuss lifestyle modifications recommended to reduce the symptoms of GERD.
- Describe the various prescription and OTC medications used to treat GERD.
- Describe the most common surgical approaches to eliminate GERD.
About Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Seminars:
A live, interactive webcast seminar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation.
Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webcast seminar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webcast seminars.
When you enroll in any ACES webcast course, you will be sent an e-mail with complete information on how to join the online seminar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live seminar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.
To learn more about ACES and this course: call 888-844-ACES