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Solving the Mysteries of Clostridium difficile Infection: Using the Bench to Inform the Bedside

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A product of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Education Center (SIDPEC) 

 
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NOTE: If you attended the live CE activity titled "Solving the Mysteries of Clostridium difficile Infection: Using the Bench to Inform the Bedside" that was held on October 3, 2017 at the SIDP Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, AND received CE credit (i.e. a pharmacist CE statement with ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-17-418-L01-P), you are NOT eligible to also receive CE credit for this home-study activity.

Description

Clostridium difficile remains a major challenge for most health-systems and long-term care facilities. Debate still exists on the best way to treat and prevent infections. A best practice approach for treatment will be reviewed and discussed. This program will look at some of the infection control and antimicrobial stewardship practices to address this issue. Emerging treatment options for treatment and prevention will also be explored.

This is a featured CE activity on the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Education Center (SIDPEC) website. SIDPEC is the educational hub of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP). The SIDPEC portal provides educational activities on infectious disease pharmacotherapy for clinical pharmacists, health‐systems pharmacists, community pharmacists, and other allied‐health disciplines.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity is pharmacists. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Critique infection control and antimicrobial stewardship practices to prevent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)
  • Review how to apply best practices and medical literature to optimize diagnostic strategies for CDI
  • Contrast emerging treatment options for CDI, with a focus on prevention of recurrence

Faculty

Kevin W. Garey, PharmD, MS, FASHP
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Houston, Texas

Accreditation

Release Date: 10-3-2017
Expiration Date: 10-3-2019

Pharmacists

ACPE LogoThis activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. ProCE, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-17-418-H01-P has been assigned to this home-study knowledge-based activity (initial release date 10-3-2017). This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. The activity is provided at no cost to participants. Participants must complete the online post-test and activity evaluation to receive pharmacy CE credit. No partial credit will be given. Statements of completion will be issued online at www.ProCE.com, and proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles.

Disclosure

It is the policy of ProCE, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed in this activity. Dr. Garey has served as a Consultant for Merck & Co., Inc., and has received Research Grant Support from Merck & Co., Inc. and Summit Pharmaceuticals.

Please note: The information and views presented in this activity are those of the faculty through clinical practice and knowledge of the professional literature. Portions of this activity may include the use of drugs and/or devices for unlabeled indications, which should be considered experimental. Participants are advised to consult manufacturer product information and the professional literature, and use professional judgment in applying the presented information in patient-care activities.

Funding

This activity is partially supported by educational grants from Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc., CutisPharma, Inc., and Merck & Co., Inc.

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, Inc. or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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