This is Part 1 of a two-part series that provides an overview of reflux and its impact on our patients. This course describes basic functions of the esophagus, upper esophageal sphincter (UES), and lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Diseases/disorders and other risk factors that contribute to reflux are also discussed.
Part 2 - Course 10196
- After this course, participants will be able to identify function and dysfunctions of the Upper Esophageal Sphincter, Esophagus, and Lower Esophageal Sphincter
- After this course, participants will be able to describe specific disease processes and disorders that contribute to reflux.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of diet, smoking, medications and other risk factors that contribute to reflux.
|5-15 Minutes||UES, esophagus, and LES function|
|15-30 Minutes||Risk factors contributing to reflux|
|30-55 Minutes||Disorders and disease processes contributing to reflux|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Ms. Dougherty owns and operates a private practice in Indiana, PA. She is the past President of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), received the Academy’s 2007 Honor Award for her achievements and 2014 AAPPSPA Award of Excellence. She served on the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee and is a member of the Technical Experts Panel for Quality of Insights of Pennsylvania, working on initiating quality measures for CMS to improve effectiveness, efficiency, economy and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. Denise is a co-editor of Private Practice Essentials: a Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists. Denise works as a legal consultant/expert witness in litigation involving dysphagia and negligence/malpractice. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Marywood University and a master’s degree in communication disorders from St. Louis University.
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