1 hour CPD.
This module provide essential knowledge for nurses and midwives faced on Clostridium Difficile infections.
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
- Understand the basic features of Clostridium difficile, the bacterium responsible for Clostridium difficile infection.
- Describe how Clostridium difficile is transmitted.
- Determine what happens after Clostridium difficile spores are ingested.
- Define Clostridium difficile infection and outline symptoms of infection.
- Understand how infection is diagnosed, and the requirement for laboratory diagnosis to confirm all cases.
- Identify risk factors for hospital-acquired and communityassociated infection.
- Outline key infection prevention and control measures necessary to prevent the spread of infection.
- Describe treatment options for mild, moderate, severe, and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection including therapies and nursing interventions.
- Highlight emerging therapies.
- Understand the future directions for the prevention and management of Clostridium difficile.
ANMF (Vic Branch) members receive annual credit for online
CPD modules to help meet your registration renewal requirements. Full- and
part-time members receive $400; members on parental leave receive $120; student
members receive $80. Credit renews every June.
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Course Duration in Hours: 1