Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of clinical 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will discuss the increasing dilemma of C.difficile infection in long term care. Presenters will focus on prevention of infection with a discussion on proper use of antibiotics for most common infections seen in long term care residents and review of the literature on the use of probiotics for prevention and possibly treatment of C.difficile infection.
Recognize the impact of Clostridium difficile infection on residents in long term care.
Examine the current literature on the effect of intestinal flora on Clostridium difficile infection and explore the use of probiotics for prevention and treatment of this infection.
Determine the most common infections and pathogens seen in long term care and examine rationale for proper antibiotic selection.