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Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Troy Kish, PharmD, BCPS, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Long Island University. He completed a PGY-2 residency in infectious diseases at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center where he continues to practice as a faculty member of LIU. He has worked on several continuing educational activities for various audiences and currently lectures on the topics of principles of infectious diseases and clinical oncology to pharmacy students. Troy Kish, PharmD, BCPS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.

    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-016-H01-P

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  • Learning Objectives:

    Choose appropriate pharmacological and nonpharmacological measures for the management of C. difficile infection; Discuss the epidemiology of and risk factors associated with C. difficile; Recognize the presentation of C. difficile infection and interpret diagnostic testing results
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    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Pharmacists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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