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Clostridioides Difficile: Update On Diagnosis And Treatment In Acute And Post-acute Care Settings

September 7, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Speaker: Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, Director Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program, University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. Dumyati 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. Over the past several years she succeeded in reducing the incidence of C difficile infections in the local hospitals and nursing homes. Dr. Dumyati is a member of the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) and is the Chair of its Infection Advisory committee. She is also a Fellow of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and is a member of the Quality Measures Task Force as well as member of its long term care interest group.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • List the most recent treatment guidelines for C. difficile infection
  • Identify the role of diagnostic stewardship in optimizing C. difficile testing
  • Describe the importance of communication across care transitions in improving the management of patients with C. difficile infection




Online via Zoom