GERD And LPR In Adults: The Role Of The Speech-Language Pathologist In Diagnosis And Treatment

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0.4 ASHA CEUs

$79.00

$63.00


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Description

This course is intended to educate and inform SLPs about GERD and LPR as it affects both swallowing and voice disorders in adults. Learn how anatomy and physiology relate to the genesis of reflux for a more complete understanding of the syndromes. Review current GERD and LPR research and apply the findings to SLP practice. Also, understand the role SLPs can play in assessment, as well as behavioral and medical treatment. Offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs – 4 contact hours.

Course Run Time: 4:02:44

Course Overview:

PART I: Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease: Effects on Swallowing and Voice

  • Symptoms and Diagnosis: GERD vs. LPR
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

PART II: Pathophysiology and Treatment

  • Voice Disorders Related to LPR
  • Manometry and pH Studies
  • Intervention by the SLP and Treatment Planning

The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Course Format

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

Course Objectives

  1. Appreciate the anatomy and physiology of the esophagus and understand how swallowing and voice disorders occur from disorders of the esophagus.
  2. Become familiar with Laryngeal-Pharyngeal Reflux and its role in voice disorders.
  3. Become familiar with diagnostic and treatment options for patients with LPR and GERD.
  4. Compare and contrast the various symptoms of LPR and GERD as seen adults.

Presenter & Disclosures

Tom Franceschini, MS, CCC-SLP, is a highly sought-after speaker on the topic of Dysphagia Management who has educated thousands of Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout North America and Europe. With 30 years in the field, Tom has accumulated a high level of experience in all areas of medical speech pathology and continues to pursue a special interest in the esophageal stage of the swallow especially how this impacts swallowing disabilities and voice disorders.

Tom is nationally known for the role he has played in the development of the Free Water Protocol, and he routinely provides consultation to hospitals and other institutions on establishing heartburn and swallowing disorders centers, on developing free water protocols, and on implementing oral hygiene programs. Currently, Tom is a practicing clinician in Temple, TX.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Tom Franceschini is the presenter of online CEU courses by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Tom Franceschini has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Support: Please phone 888.337.3866 or email info@northernspeech.com.

Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

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Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.

ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

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Receiving CEUs: Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online.

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Testing requirements: Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.

Number of CEUs offered: We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.

State licensing boards and online CEUs: NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.

Course formats: Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.

Course handouts: Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file. 

Group discounts: Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.

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Course Cancellation Policy: A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded. 

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Reviews

"I liked the focus on Esophageal phase dysphagia as it pertains to SLP intervention, not just GI." – J.F. (Aug. 2019)

"Good course! I appreciated going over the different esophageal disorders that can be found on non-diagnostic scan down during Modified Barium Swallow studies." – J.P. (Aug. 2019)

"I enjoyed the discussion on LPR signs and symptoms. Very knowledgeable and interesting presenter." – C.T. (Aug. 2019)

"The range of treatment is much greater than I had knowledge of. Great stories to increase understanding of the material." – R.C. (July 2019)

"As an SLP in the medical profession, I found the entire course very helpful. Mr. Franceschini was thorough and the illustrations were great." – L.M. (June 2019)

"This was an EXCELLENT presentation. I liked the use of excellent medical diagrams and actual cases to reinforce concepts." – C.P. (June 2019)

"The presenter was excellent, very clear, and provided great materials. Very enjoyable course." – P.K. (June 2019)

"Fascinating course! I especially enjoyed the discussion on the role of LPR relative to chronic cough, Vocal disorders, asthma, PVCD, etc. I liked the relevance to my patient caseload, both inpatient and outpatient clients." – L.N.K. (May 2019)

"This course increased my knowledge on prevention of GERD and LPR." – N.H. (May 2019)

"I appreciated going over the many various esophageal diagnoses that are related to reflux. I liked the visualizations of procedures/diagnostic testing." – S.F. (Apr. 2019)

"The impact of the esophagus and the influence of other comorbidities was really helpful. The speaker was outstanding. Delivery had passion and enthusiasm. He definitely opened my eyes as to the extensiveness of the influence of the esophagus when in a suboptimal state." – D.D. (Mar. 2019)

"Excellent review of A & P prior to discussing treatment and diagnosis." – E.H. (Mar. 2019)

"Going over LPR and the first signs of difficulty was most beneficial. I liked the pictures and detail along with the specific stories." – V.M. (Mar. 2019)

"I enjoyed listening to the speaker's personal experiences as this helps me understand the context better." – G.G. (Feb. 2019)

"I appreciated the discussion on integration a reflux finding store to support suspected reflex and to indicate further MD/GI assess. I liked the rate of presentation and incorporation of 'real life' examples." – J.W. (Feb. 2019)

"Wonderful stories, great flow of content, and excellent teaching." – L.V.Z. (Jan. 2019)

"It was an excellent course! Very interesting and far superior to the ASHA course on Aphasia I did last month." – G.M. (Jan. 2019)

"Great presenter! The anecdotes facilitated learning. The slides and video were wonderful. Cartoons were well chosen. Everything was excellent!" – M.G. (Dec. 2018)

"I found the entire course useful and thorough. The information was presented in a comprehensive and clear manner with excellent videos, handouts, and visual support." – K.C. (Dec. 2018)

"The discussion on treatment protocols for reflux was most beneficial, but all of the information was so pertinent to the treatment of adults in long term care facilities. It's amazing how prevalent GERD has become in the elderly. Excellent course." – S.D. (Nov. 2018)