Release Date: November 25, 2014
Expiration Date: 
November 25, 2016

 

Statement of Need


The epidemiology and incidence of hospital- and community-acquired CDI have changed over the past decade. The selection of initial and sequential therapy must account for indices of disease severity. As such, primary care providers must be familiar with diagnostic parameters, guidelines, and treatment approaches to reduce complications and improve clinical outcomes.

 

Method of Participation


This Formative Assessment includes four modules: General Disease Overview, Management Approaches, Severe-complicated CDI, and Recurrent CDI. Each module can be completed independently of the others as credit is awarded upon completion of EACH module. Steps for completion include:

  1. Pre-Assessment: complete a short series of questions and see your performance (as a %), as well as how your peers performed on the same module
  2. Participate in the recommended education tailored to provide targeted learning in your areas of improvement. 
  3. Post-Assessment: reassess your performance on the module, and achieve 70% or greater to receive credit
  4. Evaluation

Each module will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, and a certificate will be immediately available upon completion of each module.

 

Accreditation and Credit Designation


Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
 

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Each module is approved for credit as outlined below:

General Disease Overview Module:
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Management Approaches Module:
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Severe-Complicated CDI Module:
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Recurrent CDI Module:
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Target Audience


This educational activity is designed for primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals treating Clostridium difficile infections.

 

Learning Objectives


Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Outline diagnostic criteria and levels of disease severity for C. diff infection
  • Discuss available and emerging pharmacotherapies for C. diff infection
  • Evaluate therapeutic interventions for the management of severe-complicated and recurrent C. diff infection

 

Disclaimer


The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial supporters. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publishers or grantor.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

 

System Requirements


 To participate in this activity, you must have an active internet connection, 256 MB of RAM or higher, and Adobe Flash Player 8.0 (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/)  (or higher). This activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 4.0 or higher or Firefox 3.0 or higher. Adobe Reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader/) is required to print certificates.

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