Contact Hours2 Hours
Understanding and Managing Reflux/GERD in Typically Developing Babies and Older Children with Medical Complexities
This course seeks to help PTs/PTAs, OTs/OTAs, and caregivers understand gastro-esophageal reflux in normal development and for children with medical complexities. A thorough review of anatomy, common cultural practices, the need for and consequences of medical interventions, long-term consequences of uncontrolled reflux, how therapists can educate families in simple techniques to assist caregivers who have concerns or know when more aggressive intervention is needed for children who experience regular gastro-esophageal (GE) reflux.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe and define GER/GERD
- Describe normal anatomy related to development
- Explain common medical interventions for infants with medical complexities
- Explain the impact of reflux on development, feeding, and growth
- Summarize treatments for reflux including non-pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical & surgical
- Define the role of therapists: tricks and techniques that can help
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as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.