Understanding and Management of C. Difficile Colitis - RD48

Understanding and Management of C. Difficile Colitis

by Frank G. Bottone, Jr., PhD, RDN, LDN
RD48
(4.6 / 77 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

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Price: $32.00
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Summary:

Clostridium difficile is the most frequent cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea and one of the leading causes of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Its prevalence has markedly increased over the past decade, in part due to overuse of antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors. This opportunistic, toxin-producing bacterium causes a virulent infection that is difficult to prevent and quick to spread. Infected individuals typically experience mild to severe diarrhea; some develop life-threatening inflammation of the colon. This course describes the causes, presentation, and diagnosis of C. difficile infection, and its pharmacological and nutritional management and new treatment options, including probiotics.

Objectives:

The goal of this module is to provide registered dietitian nutritionists with the latest research on this C. difficile infection and the methods to nutritionally manage it. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the complex and evolving epidemiology of C. difficile
  • Identify the varied presenting features of C. difficile infection and diagnostic procedures
  • List current pharmacological options, including probiotics
  • Recommend dietary measures to treat diarrhea associated with C. difficile
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
 
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2070, 2080, 3000, 3010, 3060, 4000, 4040, 4050, 5000, 5010, 5040, 5090, 5100, 5220, 5270, 5440, 8000, 8040 and performance indicators of 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 8.3.1, 8.3.5, 8.3.7, 10.1.2, 10.4.1, 10.4.2 10.4.4. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 6/27/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/30/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/30/2019

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

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Rosanne E - St Louis , MO  ·  Mar 08, 2016
Nice to have information specific for tube fed patients.
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BONNIE S - Apollo Beach, FL  ·  Feb 16, 2016
I really enjoyed this course.
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Susan H - Lonaconing, MD  ·  Sep 28, 2015
It gives a good description of the problem of c-diff in the hospital. It describes how to choose an evidenced based course for nutrition assessment and intervention. It is a good source for the background info on c-diff and the medical treatment of c-diff. It strongly encourages the use of appropriate isolation and hand washing.
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Karen F - Durham, NC  ·  Jun 29, 2015
I felt it was necessary because there is not a lot of information on C-Diff and Nutrition.
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Elaine B - Cuyahoga Falls, OH  ·  May 21, 2015
It's a timely topic and the course contains clear and quality information.
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Price: $32.00
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