Understanding Clostridium difficile Infection - JA0008057-0000-19-016-H01-P

Understanding Clostridium difficile Infection

by Troy Kish, PharmD,
(4.8 / 6 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Clostridium difficile has become one of, if not the most, prevalent nosocomial acquired infections around the world. The explosion of this organism can be attributed to overuse of antibiotics in both humans and agriculture, as well as the emergence of a highly virulent strain of the organism. Reports of community-acquired disease are also increasing, meaning this infection is not confined only to inpatients or those in other healthcare settings such as long-term care facilities. Given the wide prevalence, it is essential that all healthcare providers recognize the risk factors, symptoms, and appropriate preventive measures to combat the spread of this disease.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide pharmacists with information about Clostridium difficile risks, presentation, management, and prevention. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the epidemiology of and risk factors associated with C. difficile
  • Recognize the presentation of C. difficile infection and interpret diagnostic testing results
  • Choose appropriate pharmacological and nonpharmacological measures for the management of C. difficile infection

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for pharmacists
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Hours dedicated to pharmacology: 0.75 contact hours
Initial Release Date: 6/16/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 7/10/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/17/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Elizabeth P - Tucson, AZ  ·  Oct 03, 2019
Very informative and useful for my practice.
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Beth S - Princeville, IL  ·  Jul 02, 2019
updated information and good overview of second and third line tx options
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50