Advancing Anorectal Manometry: Incorporating London Protocol

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Description:

High-resolution anorectal manometry (HRAM) is a diagnostic tool to evaluate anorectal motility patterns. HRAM measures the pressure of the muscle contractions of the anus, providing contractile and relaxation patterns, the sensitivity of the rectum, and the reflexes that are required for normal defecation. In this webinar, we will discuss how the procedure is performed, which patient populations would benefit from this procedure and what symptoms it is indicated for, and lastly how to incorporate the London protocol guidelines and what diagnostic improvements it provides.    

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the utility of anorectal high-resolution manometry in practice.

  2. Identify the adjustments of the London protocol and the reasons they were included.

  3. Distinguish the correct routine to perform anorectal manometry with London protocol additions.

Faculty Bio:

Allison Becker is a registered nurse from Cleveland, OH who graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH in 2013 with her BSc in nursing. She started her career at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation on a medical-surgical floor focused on post-operative patients after colorectal surgery. She is currently working at the NYU Center for Esophageal Health, as the Director of Motility Nursing, where she actively performs esophageal motility testing and provides direct patient care. She is currently completing her MSc in nursing at NYU Rory Meyers School of Nursing with a focus in nursing education.  

 

Continuing Education for Nurses 

 This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider Saxe Healthcare Communications approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.