1. Leannais, Carol RN

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Esophageal manometry is often performed in the presence of a physician, without the manometrist having a good understanding of the motility problems associated with the esophagus. This didactic presentation will begin with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the esophagus. A review of esophageal manometry will be discussed. Indications for Esophageal manometry will be given. Case presentations for hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter, achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and other swallowing difficulties will be evaluated. The implications of the findings will also be covered. Finally, the controversies of provocative medication used during esophageal manometry will be presented.


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We are pleased to present the Abstracts from the SGNA's 32nd Annual Course: Passion for GI Nursing: Pass It On!! The diversity of these topics certainly reflects the richness and breadth of our specialty. In keeping with the tradition of the Annual Course, we hope the following abstracts will encourage discussions for improving nursing practice and patient care outcomes.