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Preventing and Managing C. difficile

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Learning Objectives

  • Summarize prevalence of and costs associated with CDI and recurrent CDI
  • Classify appropriate PPE (selection, doffing, donning) and Contact
  • Precaution procedures to follow when caring for CDI patients
  • Employ appropriate testing in the context of suspected and confirmed CDI
  • Identify appropriate treatments for CDI, while remaining mindful of antimicrobial stewardship
  • Define cleaning products to be used in relation to CDI patients

Course Description

This course covers evidenced-based management of C. difficile infections (CDIs), from diagnosis and treatment to management of recurrent CDI.

Did You Know...

  • 29,000 of these patients died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis
  • CDIs put an estimated burden of over $6.3 billion per year on the US health system, with costs attributable to CDI at over $21,000 per case

Course at a Glance

target audience icon Target Audience:

Nurses

time to complete icon Time to Complete:

20–30 minutes

contributor icon Contributor:

Associated Partners

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