On-line Education Teaches on Clostridium difficile. On this CME webcast, we are going to discuss Clostridioides difficile: how to diagnosis it, how to treat it, and most importantly, how to prevent it in your patients and in your hospital. Let me welcome today’s guests. Lisa Hines is an infection preventionist in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. And Dr. Christina Liscynesky is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Infectious Disease and the Associate Medical Director of Clinical Epidemiology.
View a video introduction of this webcast
What you’ll learn in this webcast
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the difference between C diff assays; UNDERSTAND the different medications used to treat C. diff.; DESCRIBE the pathophysiology of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI); and IDENTIFY at least two infection prevention measures to decrease the spread of Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI) in the healthcare setting.
You’ll also learn about the following:
- Risk factors for C. diff
- Diagnostic challenges
- Mattresses and C. diff
- Ultraviolet light emitters
- Probiotic preparations
- Other clinical presentations of C. diff
- Antibiotic stewardship
- When to call a surgeon
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