Guidance for Evaluation and Management of GERD- Short Course

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Course Expires March 10, 2026
Credits: 3.0
Accreditations: CDR
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Discover the current, evidence-based guidance and recommendations for the evaluation and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with this evidence based self-study course.

The required reading for this course provides an update to the 2013 edition and offers current, evidence-based guidance and recommendations for the evaluation and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), including information related to lifestyle management, pharmacotherapy and surgical/endoscopic therapies.

A case-study based CPE examination helps the reader apply information in the course to their work setting and patient population. This course is appropriate for registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered, dietetic students, and educators.

Purchasing Options: This is available as eDocument plus CPE Test only. Includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Enhance knowledge and obtain new knowledge in recommendations for the evaluation and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  2. Differentiate between outdated and current evidence-based recommendations related to the evaluation and management of GERD.
  3. Integrate new knowledge on the impact of lifestyle, pharmacotherapy, and surgical/endoscopic therapies for managing GERD.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 175177 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed

CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

      • 8.2.1 Engages in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge of diseases and clinical conditions.
      • 8.2.3 Analyzes new information and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy.
      • 8.2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 12 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: ACG Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. The American journal of gastroenterology (a link to the article is included in the downloadable course document).

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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This course is a detailed CPE program for dietitians interested in updated information on the evaluation and management of GERD.
- Guidance for Evaluation and Management of GERD- Short Course
Emma Fogt, MBA, MS, RDN, FAND
This course is an essential program for dietitians and nutrition professionals working with clients with GI disease, specifically GERD. The required reading is a highly detailed and comprehensive clinical guideline with useful recommendations to improve the well-being of clients.
- Guidance for Evaluation and Management of GERD- Short Course
Aimee Shea, MPH, RDN, LD
This topic is fairly controversial and updates are needed for clinical competence and excellence. This self study course allows the RDN and the NDTR to delve into evidence-based recommendations to shape their practice.
- Guidance for Evaluation and Management of GERD- Short Course
Hannah Lowe, DNP, FNP-C, RDN, CDCES

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