Why the Fuss Over Clostridium difficile? (May, 2013)
Web based video.
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May 7, 2013
April 1, 2014
May 6, 2014
Estimated Time to Complete Activity
Web based video slide program with voice over narration.
This activity has been designed to meet the need of physicians, physician extenders, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with Clostridium difficile.
Statement of Need
Caring for patients with C difficile requires certain practices and procedures to be followed to prevent the spread of C difficile to other patients. This CME program reviews the most current evidence in practices and procedures to prevent the spread of this condition.
At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Recognize the increased virulence of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea.
- Practice the appropriate isolation techniques of wearing gown and gloves when entering the room of a patient with C diff who in Contact Isolation with recognition of the new Isolation sign.
- Perform proper hand washing technique after contact with a patient with C diff.
Orlando Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Orlando Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Method of Participation
During the period from May 7, 2013 through May 6, 2014, in order to receive a statement of credit, participants must:
Read and acknowledge the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
Study the educational content
Successfully complete the posttest with 4 out of 5 questions answered correctly
Complete the activity evaluation form
CME credit may only be awarded once regardless of how many times the participant views the activity.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
Orlando Health requires conflict of interest disclosure from planners, faculty members, and other individuals who participated in the content development of this activity. Any identified conflicts of interest are carefully examined by Orlando Health for appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Orlando Health is committed to providing its learners with quality CME activities and related materials that promote quality improvements in healthcare.
The Director, Mary Busowski, MD; the Speaker, Maggie Pagano, BSN; and other planners, Scott Brown, BSN, MBA disclose no financial relationships relevant to this CME activity.
The Orlando Health CME Committee discloses no financial relationships except for the following: Michael L. Cheatham, MD is a researcher for KCI and Edgar J. Jimenez, MD is a researcher for Care Fusion and Pfizer, Inc.
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The content presented in this module should be used by participants to enhance their practices when caring for a patient with Clostridium difficile and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is meant to review practices and procedures at Orlando Health.
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