Gastroesophageal Reflux: When to worry and what to do

$160.00 for 6 months

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) is a very common and normal occurrence in infancy.  However, a portion of the infants with GER actually have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).  This course provides the practitioner with a deep understanding of the difference between GER and GERD while offering extensive evidence-based information regarding signs and symptoms of GERD.  Practical strategies are offered for working with infants and their families when GERD is present, along with cautions for using certain interventions.


After attending this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Define and describe the difference between Gastroesophageal Reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • List at least 2 symptoms of GERD in infants
  • List at least one side effect of proton pump inhibitors
  • List at least one non-medical intervention that is recommended by NASPGHAN


00:00 – 11:30 Overview and definitions of GER and GERD
11:30 – 28:40       Prevalence and Risk Factors
28:40 – 51:50       Symptoms/Signs of GERD, Diagnosis
51:50 – 95:38       Non-Medical Interventions: Pros and Cons
95:38 – 100:32     Medications: Pros and Cons
100:32 – 106:49   Surgical Treatments
106:49 – 111:39   What to Do Depends on the Baby, and Wrap-Up

** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes above and to satisfy the completion requirements and continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to watch the webinar course in its entirety.  Attendees are required to complete an attestation that they viewed the entire webinar course to receive their certificate of completion.

Presented by: Dr. Erin Ross: Internationally recognized Infant Feeding Specialist, Speech Pathologist, and creator of SOFFI®, Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants in the NICU and presenter for Toomey & Associates, Inc.

Intended Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Dietitians, Special Education Teachers, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Physicians, and Mental Health Workers. Note: Training conferences are available for professionals only.

Course Level: This course is an intermediate level course: Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter. Prerequisite – None

Content Disclosure: The course content is focused on GER and GERD.  There is mention of SOFFI® as a framework for assessment, and there will be limited or no information provided about similar products or services.

Speaker Financial Disclosures: Dr. Erin Ross is a paid consultant for Nestec Ltd and Intertek, and is a paid speaker for Toomey and Associates.  She owns intellectual property as the principal owner of Feeding Fundamentals, LLC., and created and receives a salary as compensation for SOFFI®.

Speaker Non-financial Disclosure:  Dr. Ross is also the Chair of the Advocacy Pillar of Feeding Matters, which is a voluntary position.

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