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New Developments in C. difficile Infection - For Nurses (1.0 contact hour Monograph)

Hours: 1.00


Best suited for: Nurses in all specialties and all settings.


Description: Clostridium difficile is now the top cause of healthcare acquired infections in the US. There are new developments in the fight against this epidemic: new practice guidelines, new antibiotics, and new tools. Regional multidisciplinary collaboratives and antibiotic stewardship strategies have had some successes in reducing the incidence of C. difficile. Clinicians can benefit from this overview of evidence-based guidelines, new tools, and prescribing alternatives for their patients.

Original Release Date: December 12, 2016
Review Date: June 12, 2019
Expiration Date: December 12, 2019

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1) Describe the relationship of C. difficile infection to antibiotic prescribing.
2) Access and define the current recommendations of the CDC, the IDSA, or your professional
    society on preventing C. difficile.
3) Participate in a multidisciplinary collaborative to reduce C. difficile in your institution or region,
    or bring the concept to your institution.
4) Explain several antibiotic stewardship strategies for C. difficile.

Learning Assessment: There will be a posttest for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers (80%).

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Method and Medium: To obtain CNE credit, complete a pretest, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and posttest. Once completed, a certificate will be generated for printing.

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Continuing Nursing Education Information: Successful completion of this course includes completion of the post-test with an 80% passage rate and completion of the course evaluation. This continuing nursing education program has been approved for 1 contact hour by LAMMICO/Medical Interactive. LAMMICO/Medical Interactive is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Refund Policy: If purchased, there will be no refund once the activity has been accessed.

Disclosure Policy - Read

Disclosure Statement: The author, expert reviewers, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Author: Ruth Ryan, RN, BSN, MSW - Read Bio

Medical Expert Reviewers: Michael K. Hill, MD - Read Bio and Karl N. Hanson, MD, FAAFP - Read Bio

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management  

Editor/Lead Nurse Planner: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members:
Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management
Geri  Cook, RHIA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Specialist
Carol Curran, RNC, MS, OGNP, LAMMICO Senior Perinatal Educator and Business Specialist
Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist
Karen Davis, MA, CPHRM, LAMMICO CME/CNE Writer/Editor
Karen Duncan, JD, RN, Legal Counsel – Medical Interactive
Karl N. Hanson, MD, FAAFP, LAMMICO Physician Consultant  
Amanda Martin-Sanchez, MEd, BSN, RN, CNOR, LAMMICO CME/CNE Educator
Elmore Rigamer, Jr., MD, LAMMICO Physician Consultant
Ruth Ryan, MSW, BSN, RN - Consultant, CME/CNE Writer

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements - Read

Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Disclaimer: This activity is presented by LAMMICO as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care. Medical Interactive seeks to meet all the continuing education requirements for every state nursing board. However, the regulations in each state differ, and may change.  Before taking any course, you should confirm whether the course meets your state board's requirements for continuing education credit.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2016

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