Quality of Care NL engages with all stakeholders in health care to encourage uptake of evidence-based practice. We are currently supporting a project aimed at reducing unnecessary prescribing of anti-reflex medications in otherwise healthy infants. Acid blockers and motility agents are common treatments but are often unnecessary, as physiologic gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs in about 50% of healthy infants.
To promote parent education about GER in infants, we have developed a brochure and poster to help facilitate conversations between health care providers and parents who are worried about their infant spitting up.
We need your help to ensure that healthy infants aren’t receiving medications they don’t need. We hope these resources will help you consider how to reduce the use of acid blockers or motility agents for the treatment of GER in infants in your practice.