Today on MedNet21, we're going to discuss Clostridium difficile.
Participants will learn the pathophysiology of Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI) and infection
prevention measures to combat the spread in healthcare facilities. An overview of the most current Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guidelines for treatment and prevention of CDI will be provided.
Dates and Times
End Date: 5/31/2022
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
The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians
The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.