Activity ID



November 21, 2022

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)


Clostridioides difficile is the top cause of healthcare acquired infections in the US. There are new developments in the fight against this epidemic: new practice guidelines, new antibiotics, and new tools. Regional multidisciplinary collaboratives and antibiotic stewardship strategies have had some successes in reducing the incidence of C. difficile. Clinicians can benefit from this overview of evidence-based guidelines, new tools, and prescribing alternatives for their patients.

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Educational Objectives

• Describe the relationship of C. difficile infection to antibiotic prescribing.
• Access and define the current recommendations of the CDC, the IDSA, or your professional society on preventing C. difficile.
• Participate in a multidisciplinary collaborative to reduce C. difficile in your institution or region, or bring the concept to your institution.
• Explain several promising strategies in the battle against C. difficile.


C. Diff, Difficile, infection, antibiotic stewardship


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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