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NUR142 - Clostridium Difficile Infection (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Participants will better understand the relationship between the use of antibiotics and clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Objectives:  1. Explain the incidence and prevalence of CDI. 2. Discuss the pathophysiology of CDI. 3. Identify the signs and symptoms of CDI. 4. List laboratory tests used to diagnose CDI. 5. Describe the steps in preventing the transmission of CDI. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.