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Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children 2020

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Educational Materials
Release Date: Wed, 1/1/20
Termination Date: Thu, 12/31/20
Credits: 1
Description: Annually more than 450,000 new cases of Clostridium difficile occur in healthcare settings in the United States. These infections significantly impact patient morbidity and mortality as well as costs associated with medical care. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Clostridium difficile infections can improve patient outcomes and reduce associated costs of care. This self-study CME activity addresses the management of Clostridium difficile once infection is suspected in adult and pediatric hospitalized patients.
Educational Objectives: Participants in this CME activity will understand and be able to implement an evidence-based approach to the care of patients with Clostridium difficile infections, standardizing and improving the quality of care for these patients.
Target Audience: This self-study activity is appropriate for clinicians who provide care for patients with Clostridium difficile infections in inpatient settings.
Accreditation Information: The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: March 2017
Termination Date: October 2022

Continued availability of CME credit for this activity depends on a thorough review of its content every three years. This activity was last reviewed for currency and accuracy in October 2019, and availability of CME credit continued.
Additional Info: Authors:
Tejal N. Gandhi, MD; Infectious Diseases
Krishna Rao, MD; Infectious Diseases
Gregory Eschenauer, PharmD; Pharmacy
John Y. Kao, MD; Gastroenterology
Andrea H. Kim, MD; Internal Medicine
Megan Mack, MD; Internal Medicine
Lena M. Napolitano, MD; Surgery
F. Jacob Seagull, PhD; Learning Health Sciences
David M. Somand, MD; Emergency Medicine
Kathleen B. To, MD; Surgery
Amanda M. Valyko; Infection Control
Michael E. Watson, Jr., MD, PhD; Pediatric Infectious Diseases
David Wesorick, MD; Internal Medicine
Alison C. Tribble, MD; Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Meghan A. Arnold, MD; Pediatric Surgery
Daniel H. Teitelbaum, MD; Pediatric Surgery
Laraine Lynn Washer, MD; Infectious Diseases

Financial Disclosure Information:
There are no financial relationships to disclose for this CME activity.

Inpatient Clinical Guidelines Oversight:
Megan R Mack, MD
David H Wesorick, MD
F Jacob Seagull, PhD

Literature Search Services:
Taubman Medical Library

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 1.00
Participation: 1.00