Clostridioides Difficile Treatment Updates
In 2021, the Infectious Disease Society of America and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America published focused updates for managing patients with Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). This presentation will review the updated CDI recommendations and assess the emerging literature surrounding factors influencing the optimal pharmacologic management of initial CDI and recurrent CDI. The presentation will also review considerations for probiotic co-administration as a CDI preventative in patients prescribed antibiotics.
Credits: 1.50 contact hours; 1.50 are pharmacology
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
-As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to formulate effective evidence-based therapies for Clostridioides difficile infections.
-As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to describe the characteristics of effective extended course therapy for Clostridioides difficile infections.
-As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to list key considerations for using probiotics to prevent Clostridioides difficile infections
Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Pharmacy
Dr. Eric Wombwell is a Board-Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist and Clinical Associate Professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Pharmacy. Eric completed his PharmD degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City, followed by an ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Following residency, he accepted a full-time non-tenured clinical faculty position at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Pharmacy. His teaching responsibilities include infectious diseases topics throughout the curriculum. Eric also has a clinical appointment at Centerpoint Medical Center rounding with the infectious diseases consult team and supporting antimicrobial stewardship efforts at the facility.
Eric is regularly published in pharmacy and infectious diseases research and is frequently invited to deliver continuing education presentations locally and nationally to various health-professional audiences. He is recognized for excellence in teaching through various awards, including the “Missouri Pharmacist Association - UMKC Faculty Member of the Year” in 2016, and the “University of Missouri- Kansas City Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching” in 2014.
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NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.50 contact hours, of which 1.50 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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In addition to ANCC, NPACE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP8720 and Florida CE Broker #50-1476.
Contributing faculty, Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
All planners and contributors involved in this educational activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
The material presented in this continuing education program is being made available for educational purposes only and is not intended to represent the best or only methods, medications and/or guidelines appropriate for the medical situation discussed. Rather the material is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the presenter(s), which may be helpful, or of interest to other practitioners and should not be used by clinicians without the evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. NPACE disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any information given in a presentation.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may mention the uses of products that are not approved by the FDA for the indication(s) being discussed. The presenter(s) are instructed to notify participants when they are discussing unapproved uses or investigational agents. The opinions related to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the presenter(s) and are not endorsed or recommended by NPACE. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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