Upcoming Webinar
CDI Part One: Clinical Overview
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 2 to 3 p.m. ET

During this webinar Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) will focus on a clinical overview of Clostridium difficile Infections (CDIs) and provide a brief overview of the nursing home training session (NHTS) 5. With use and overprescribing of antibiotics, there are certain bacterial infections that increase, including C. difficile . This session is one of a series of six sessions for nursing home s to support implementation of principles and practices of antibiotic stewardship and prevention and management of C. difficile infections.
Objectives
  • Describe the etiology (cause) of C. difficile.
  • Recognize risk factors for C. difficile.
  • Discuss signs, symptoms, and diagnosis.
  • Identify the steps in treating C. difficile.
Online Nursing Home Training Sessions
Purpose of the Online Nursing Home Training Sessions  
  • To provide nursing home leaders with a set of training materials that they can use to enhance understanding of important concepts and practices that promote effective communication, antibiotic stewardship, and C. difficile prevention; and to provide information, tools, and resources to take action to improve practices.
  • To provide an opportunity to apply for certificates of participation or a total of 11.3 nursing continuing education credits at no cost.
  • To develop and disseminate materials that can be accessed and used by long-term care (LTC) partners and stakeholders interested in these topics.
Clostridium difficile Part One: Clinical Overview; Session 5
Welcome and Overview

With use and overprescribing of antibiotics, there are certain bacterial infections that increase, including C. difficile . This session will discuss the etiology, transmission, risk, signs, symptoms, and treatment of C. difficile Infection.

This session is one of a series of six sessions for nursing home s to support implementation of principles and practices of antibiotic stewardship and prevention and management of C. difficile infections.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the etiology (cause) of C. difficile.
  • Recognize risk factors for C. difficile.
  • Discuss signs, symptoms, and diagnosis.
  • Identify the steps in treating C. difficile.
Nursing Home Training Session 5 Digest
HSAG developed this PowerPoint presentation for your convenience to go through the training session at your own pace or as an in-service with your staff members.
These trainings can be found on fl.train.org by searching for
"FDOH Infection Control" and more in-depth instructions are posted on this webpage http://www.floridahealth.gov/ict
Florida Department of Health (DOH) Training Modules in Infection Prevention that are available at no cost to you on the Train Florida website.
  • An Overview on Infection Control
  • Infection control for certified nursing assistants in nursing homes and ambulatory care
  • Infection control for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in ambulatory care
  • Infection control for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in nursing homes
  • Infection control for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in hospitals
Important Quality Measure (QM) Trend Documents
This material was prepared by Health Services Advisory Group, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Florida, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy.
Publication No. FL-11SOW-C.2-05222018-01