Fighting the Urgent Clostridium difficile Threat — Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management



About this Webinar

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Author: Stollman, Neil, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
University of California San Francisco
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Oakland, CA
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Category: Webinar

Description: Neil Stollman, MD, provides critical information about Clostridium difficile (C.diff) to medical professionals to help them more fully understand transmission, the patient impact, testing methods and current practices for C. diff infections that the Center for Disease Control says is “at an all-time high.”

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

--Describe Clostridium difficile infection including transmission and patient impact

--Differentiate various laboratory methods used to identify toxigenic Clostridium difficile with regard to sensitivity, specificity and time to result

--Inform current practice to align with the most recent guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Clostridium difficile infections