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Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO)

Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) (Web-based)

Course Summary

Course:  WB4230
CE Expiration:  09/20/2021, 11:59 PM ( ET )
Available CE:  CME, CNE, CEU, CPH, CHES

CDI 101: Overview of Clostridium difficile Infection

Provides background information on the impact of C. difficile has on patients, the pathogenesis of C. difficile infection and strategies to prevent C. difficile infection.  This module sets the stage for the subsequent modules in this course.

CDI 102: Antibiotic and Lab Testing Stewardship to Prevent Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI)

Offers an overview of aspects of antibiotic stewardship and lab testing stewardship and how they play a crucial role in preventing C. difficile infection.  This module builds off the information discussed in the foundational infection prevention strategies Antibiotic Stewardship course.

CDI 103: Clostridium difficile Infection: Preventing Transmission

Share how C. difficile transmission occurs and how health care staff can work together to prevent transmission.  Additionally, this module outlines common barriers and offers strategies to effectively overcome challenges.  This module builds off the information discussed in the foundational infection prevention strategies Personal Protective Equipment and Environmental Cleaning course.

CDI 104: Monitoring for Compliance and Improvement

Discusses the way hospitals can use both processes and outcomes data to identify gaps in practice, monitor compliance to evidence-based practices, communicate with key stakeholders and turn their data into actionable information to drive improvement.

CDI 201: Using the Guide to Patient Safety (GPS) and Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) to Assess CDI Prevention Efforts

Discusses how to use the CDI GPS and TAP to establish focus goals to evaluate possible barriers to implementation of CDI prevention strategies.  This module is a pivot point between the Tier 1 basic CDI prevention strategies and the Tier 2 enhanced and intensive CDI prevention strategies.

CDI 202: Clostridium difficile Infection Tier 2 Interventions

Outlines the Tier 2, enhanced CDI prevention strategies and how to implement these more complex interventions.  These strategies include initiating Contact Precautions when CDI results are pending and extending them until discharge, implementing environmental cleaning process tools and using an EPA sporicidal agent, and implementing hand hygiene with soap and water as the preferred method at room exit with enhanced staff training and monitoring.

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Target Audience

Infection Prevention Team/Committee, Hospital Leaders, Clinical Educators, Nurse Managers, Physician Managers, Environmental Services Manager, All Staff, and Patient and Family Advisors

Continuing Education Accreditation Statements
Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this Enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses (CNE):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 2.1 contact hours.

IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU's for this program.

Certified Public Health (CPH):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 2 CPH recertification credits for this program.

Continuing Education Contact Hours for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES):

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to  total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 2.  CDC provider number 98614.

TCEO does not provide CPE certificates. As a Pharmacist, you must log into the CPE monitor 8 weeks after the activity to obtain CE credit.