Understanding Barrett's Esophagus
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Understanding Barrett's Esophagus

Overview

The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has seen a five-fold increase over the last two decades, with the mortality rate increasing seven-fold. These staggering statistics, coupled with release of updated AGA Guidelines, create a need to re-examine the management of Barrett’s Esophagus. In this eLearning activity, we will review the disease process for Barrett’s Esophagus and discuss the revised Guidelines, which reflect a more therapeutic approach to treating patients with low grade dysplasia (LGD) and high risk patients with non-dysplastic intestinal metaplasia (NDIM).

Target Audience

This independent study is intended primarily for RNs with a responsibility for or an interest in Barrett’s Esophagus. It will also be of interest to allied healthcare personnel and MDs involved in endoscopy.

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the five layers of the esophageal lining
  2. Discuss the precursors of Barrett's Esophagus
  3. Describe the disease process of Barrett's Esophagus
  4. Contrast various approaches for managing Barrett’s Esophagus

Teaching Methodology

Participants will complete the web-based learning activity entitled “Understanding Barrett’s Esophagus”. They will read the article, then register to take the post-test and complete the evaluation on the website. They will submit the documentation as directed. A bibliographic reference is included for those wishing additional information.

 

Contact Hours

Upon completion of the entire program, achieving a score of 80% on the post-test, and submission of required documentation, participants will be granted 1 contact hour. No partial credit will be granted. Contact hours are available for this eLearning activity until 30 April 2018.

Accreditation

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 08747, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider Number 50-574, the Florida Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 50-574 and the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider Number 50-574.

Educational Dimensions is Iowa approved provider, Provider Number 317 and approved by  the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Provider Number WV97-0217RN.

It is the responsibility of the licensee to verify acceptance of contact hours for relicensure.

According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 1.0 hour earned in this activity is considered GI-Specific for the purposes of recertification by contact hours through ABCGN.

Disclosures

  1. Successful completion: Participants must register and complete the entire program, achieve a score of 80% on the post-test and submit required documentation.
  2. Conflict of interest: Planners disclose no conflict of interest. Subject matter experts, who consulted on the project, are employees of the commercial support entity and hereby disclose a conflict of interest.
  3. Commercial company support: Fees are underwritten by education funding provided by Medtronic GI Solutions.
  4. Non-commercial company support: None.
  5. Alternative/Complementary therapy: None

Certificate Issue / Replacement

Participants successfully completing the activity and submitting required documentation will be permitted to print a certificate of completion. Participants are advised to retain the certificate for eight years following activity completion.

Replacement of misplaced certificate is available from Educational Dimensions. There is a fee for this service. Request a replacement by contacting Educational Dimensions.

Next Page: Guide to Study (detailed instructions for completing the eLearning activity)