Optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of UTI and C. difficile infection in nursing homes:ASCP
At the completion of the activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the criteria for urine testing to diagnose and treat of urinary tract infection (UTI)
2. Discuss the appropriate treatment for urinary tract infection
3. Describe the most recent treatment guidelines for Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI)
4. List treatment strategies for reducing CDI recurrence
Dr. Ghinwa Dumyati is an Infectious Diseases physician and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has expertise in the prevention of healthcare associated infections and antibiotic stewardship. She collaborates with the CDC Emerging Infection Program on identifying the burden and risk factors of infectious diseases of public health importance such as C. difficile and antibiotic resistant gram-negative organisms. Dr. Dumyati led several collaborative quality improvement projects to reduce the burden of healthcare associated infections and helped nursing homes in establishing antibiotic stewardship programs and reduce their use of quinolones.
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- 1.00 ACPEThe Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.