This session will provide an overview of the increasing incidence and severity of C. difficile infection in the United States and the impact of C. difficile infection on residents in long term care. The presenter will address the significant diagnostic and treatment challenges of C. difficile and highlight the importance of infection control and prevention in the long term care setting.
Assess the changing epidemiology of C. difficile infection
Describe the impact of C. difficile infection on hospitalized patients and residents in long-term care
Identify the important characteristics of the organism of C. difficile that create a need for distinct infection control policies