Diagnosis and Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)
28 Sep 2017
The incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has increased dramatically since 2000. In 2011, there were 453,000 CDI cases in the US associated with over 29,000 deaths. The clinical microbiology laboratory plays a critical role in identifying patients who have CDI, and therefore also the initiation of preventive measures. At the end of the webinar, the participant will understand how CDI impacts patients, how to optimize CDI diagnosis, and how to prevent CDI.
Dr. Erik Dubberke will:
• Analyze the importance of C. difficile infection on patient outcomes
• Identify the advantages and disadvantages of existing C. difficile diagnostic assays
• Describe the role of the microbiology laboratory in the prevention of C. difficile infectionAlere Inc