Breaking the Cycle of C. difficile
Since Clostridum difficile (C. difficile) infection has been shown to be a marker of debility and death in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) residents, it is critical that the treatment team develop an understanding of the scope of the problem, as well as effective preventive measures and treatment regimens. This webinar will review the increasing dilemma of C. difficile infection in PALTC. The activity will focus on prevention of infection with a discussion on the critical role of normal gut flora, antibiotic stewardship, and hand/environmental hygiene.
Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, MPH
- Recognize the impact of C. difficile infection on residents in PALTC.
- Examine the current literature on the effect of intestinal flora on C. difficile infection and impact of antibiotic use.
- Describe the literature for newer treatments for C. difficile infection, including regulations and procedures.
1.5 CME, 1.5 CMD clinical
CME/CMD credits available until June 2017.