Clostridium Difficile

Clostridium Difficile 

This course is designed to demonstrate how Clostridium difficile affects your practice in the healthcare setting. The pathophysiology of the organism, risk factors, symptoms and diagnostics, treatment options, and the control and prevention of the spread of this disease are presented.

$25.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-CD-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-CD-V2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the pathophysiology, prevalence, and transmission of C. difficile.
List the risk factors for C. difficile.
Explain the symptoms of and diagnostic procedures used for C. difficile.
Discuss treatment protocols for C. difficile.
Illustrate the use of C. difficile infection control and prevention strategies in the healthcare setting.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Pathophysiology, Prevalence, and Transmission

Topic Description

What is C. Diff?

Pathophysiology

Past Outbreaks

Binary Toxin

Prevalence

Transmission

Review

Summary

Section 3: Risk Factors

Topic Description

Other Findings

Risk of Specific Antimicrobial Agents

Risk to Older Adults

Review

Summary

Section 4: Symptoms and Diagnostics

Topic Description

Disease Progression

Symptoms

Diagnostic Procedures

Review

Summary

Section 5: Treatment

Topic Description

The First Step

Antimicrobial Therapy

Adjunctive Measures

Case Scenario

Case Scenario

Review

Summary

Section 6: Infection Control and Prevention Strategies

Topic Description

Antibiotic Stewardship

Handwashing

Contact Isolation

Environmental Cleaning

Education

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations

Exam

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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F880, F945
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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