Advances in the Management of Clostridium difficile Infections

Advances in the Management of Clostridium difficile Infections

A series of Live Grand Rounds Presentations and an On-demand Webcourse

Welcome to "Advances in the Management of Clostridium difficile Infections.” A series of live CME/CE-certified in-hospital presentations will be held at locations nationwide in 2016 and an on-demand webcourse will be available in Summer 2016.

Program Description

The complexity of treatment for Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) is attributed to the emergence of a highly virulent strain that is resistant to standard therapies. Refining the use of current therapies and emerging agents, including novel combination regimens, has the potential to improve outcomes for patients experiencing recurrent CDI.

“Advances in the Management of Clostridium difficile Infections” examines the evolving treatment landscape and provides an update on comparative effectiveness to help hospital physicians and pharmacists integrate novel therapies into practice to improve patient outcomes.

Educational Objectives


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
  • Identify risk factors for initial and recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (CDI)
  • Recommend and optimize current management of initial and recurrent CDI
  • Discuss emerging therapies for initial and recurrent CDI

Target Audience

This activity is intended for infectious disease specialists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, internists, pharmacists, hospitalists, and critical care specialists.

Accreditation Statements

Physicians – This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ACPE

Pharmacists - The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Designation Statements

Physicians - The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists – The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 hours (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit (UAN number 0418-9999-16-002-L04-P).

This is an application-based activity.

Fee and Receiving CME/CE Credit


There is no fee for this educational activity. To receive CME/CE credit the participant must:
  • Participate in this one-hour-long program in its entirety;
  • Sign in on the sheet provided by the host coordinator;
  • Complete the learning assessment and evaluation forms;
  • Return the forms to the host coordinator.