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Optimizing the Management of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)

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Overview / Abstract:

Recorded at a prominent infectious-disease conference in October 2018, Carlene Muto, MD and Sahil Khanna, MBBS discuss new clinical practice guidelines from IDSA/SHEA and clinical best practices for optimal treatment of C. difficile infection. A C. difficile patient and survivor of 8 infection recurrences (9 total infections) also presents her story for expert panel discussion/analysis and audience questions.

The purpose of this activity is to update physicians and pharmacists on the 2017 IDSA/SHEA guidelines for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection and its recurrence.

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
Outline patient and clinical factors that may predict C. difficile recurrence and implement effective tools/processes to identify at-risk patients.
Compare and contrast evidence-based approaches for the management of first and second recurrences of C. difficile infection in diverse patient populations, and appropriate targeted therapeutic selections for each.
Discuss newly released IDSA/SHEA clinical practice guidelines for C. difficile infection and how they compare with established practice patterns.

This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, infectious disease specialists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals that treat Clostridium difficile infection.

Certified for physicians and pharmacists

Expiration

Nov 30, 2019

Discipline(s)

Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Radiology / RAD Tech CE

Format

Online, Webinar / Webcast / Video

Credits / Hours

0.5

Accreditation

ACCME, ACPE

Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?

YES

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Sahil Khanna, MBBS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Carlene Muto, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

In collaboration with: Kathy, a CDI survivor of eight recurrences.

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Acute Care, Antibiotics / Anti-Infectives, Critical Care / Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology / GI, Geriatrics / LTC, Hospital-Acquired Infections, Immunology / Immunosuppression, Infectious Disease, Surgery

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Supported by an educational grant from Merck & Company.

Keywords / Search Terms

ACHL C. diff.; C. difficile; C. diff recurrence; antimicrobial stewardship, IDSA/SHEA guidelines; antibiotic resistance; resistant pathogens, Carline Muto, Sahil Khanna, Merck & Company, IDWeek, IDWeek 2018, IDWeek Symposium, infectious disease, gastroenterology, pharmacy, AMA PRA, ACPE Free CE CME Live CE CME

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