CME : 1
Community-Onset Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) Course for physician is organized by ContinuingEducation.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation and will be held during Jun 12, 2014 - May 08, 2020.
The target audience for this medical event is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, physicians and dietitians. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Since 2000, the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has changed, with significant increases in incidence, severity, mortality rate, and treatment failures. Nonmaternal adult CDI hospitalizations increased from 7.4 per 1,000 in 2003 to 13.5 per 1,000 in 2012. The government expects that rate to continue growing about 2% per year. Infections in populations traditionally considered to be at low risk — peripartum women, children, and young healthy adults — have increased, and many infected patients lack the usual predisposing CDI risk factors, such as old age, recent hospital stays, and antibiotic exposure. This module discusses the risk factors associated with the emergence of CDI in the community, ways in which community-acquired CDIs are being transmitted, and the question of whether nursing homes and outpatient healthcare settings may be an underappreciated source of CDI cases.
Conference Objectives are :
The goal of this continuing education program is to inform healthcare providers about development of community-based Clostridium difficile.
After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
• Discuss the changing epidemiology of C. difficile
• Describe how C. difficile is transmitted in the community
• Assess the major and minor risk factors for community-associated C. difficile infection
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
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