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C. diff. Spores and More

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“C. diff. Spores and More” is an educational program providing you with up-to-date information pertaining to C. diff. and Healthcare-Associated infections. Raising awareness through education and advocacy saves lives worldwide. Topics are of C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, and environmental safety products along with Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) awareness and more. Our guests are topic experts discussing Antibiotic Resistance, Research and Development, Clinical trials, Nutrition Counseling, Microbiome, Mental health, C. diff. survivors, and so much more. Please join us every Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

“C. diff. Spores and More” is an educational program providing you with up-to-date information pertaining to C. diff. and Healthcare-Associated infections. Raising awareness through education and advocacy saves lives worldwide. Topics are of C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, and environmental safety products along with Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) awareness and more. Our guests are topic experts discussing Antibiotic Resistance, Research and Development, Clinical trials, Nutrition Counseling, Microbiome, Mental health, C. diff. survivors, and so much more. Please join us every Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Location:

Tempe, AZ

Description:

“C. diff. Spores and More” is an educational program providing you with up-to-date information pertaining to C. diff. and Healthcare-Associated infections. Raising awareness through education and advocacy saves lives worldwide. Topics are of C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, and environmental safety products along with Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) awareness and more. Our guests are topic experts discussing Antibiotic Resistance, Research and Development, Clinical trials, Nutrition Counseling, Microbiome, Mental health, C. diff. survivors, and so much more. Please join us every Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Language:

English


Episodes

Topline Data on SER-109 Efficacy and Safety From the ECOSPOR III Trial

6/29/2021
Our guests from Seres Therapeutics shared the latest news on SER-109 and positive topline results from the pivotal Phase 3 ECOSPOR III study evaluating its investigational oral microbiome therapeutic SER-109 for recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI). The study results were equally compelling when characterized by the alternative metric of sustained clinical response, where 88.9% of patients in the SER-109 arm achieved this objective. The study’s efficacy results exceeded the statistical...

Duration:00:54:57

Creating a Safe Environment in a Pandemic

6/8/2021
Join us with our guest, Ron Roman, RN, CEO Safety Net as we discuss creating a safe environment, maintaining a safe environment in both healthcare and home. Ron will review Disinfection – what is Clean, Sanitize, Disinfect and Sterilize and how to simplify the terms.

Duration:00:54:56

Managing C. difficile from Hospital to Home

6/1/2021
Join us as guests Sue Barnes, RN, BSN, CIC, FAPIC, Independent and Board Certified Clinical Consultant in Infection Control and Prevention and APIC Fellow with Lori Strazdas, MPH - Public Health Liaison with Clorox Healthcare discuss the importance of C. difficile and how difficult of an infection it is to manage not only for patients but for the caretakers and loved ones. Before the patient leaves the hospitals, it is critical to understand the proper steps to reduce the spread of C....

Duration:00:51:13

C. diff. Patients, and Survivors, With a Personal Message

5/25/2021
This is a Special Presentation: Join us with our three brave guests as they take a step forward to share their C. difficile infection journey and deliver a personal message with our global listeners. It's NOT Just Diarrhea.

Duration:00:55:08

Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI) In Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease – What’s New

5/18/2021
Join us with our guest James Boone, M.S., as we discuss Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients who are highly susceptible to C. difficile infections. The two diseases have similar symptoms, but very different treatments. This segment will examine the diagnostic methods which can distinguish between inflammatory bowel disease and C. difficile infection, discuss testing guidelines, and touch upon recent clinical research and advances.

Duration:00:52:01

Understanding Bacillus and Clostridioides difficile

5/11/2021
Join us with our guest, Professor Simon Cutting, Ph. D., as we discuss the genetic control of spore formation in Bacillus subtilis, and the research behind the scenes defining Clostridioides difficile in health and environment.

Duration:00:54:47

Disinfection Solutions From Community to Hospital and Beyond

5/4/2021
Join us with our guest, Ron Roman, RN, CEO Safety Net as we discuss creating a safe environment, maintaining a safe environment in both healthcare and home. Ron will review Disinfection – what is Clean, Sanitize, Disinfect and Sterilize and how to simplify the terms.

Duration:00:53:14

C. diff. Infection and COVID-19; What Is Known Today and More

4/27/2021
Our two guests, Teena Chopra, MD, MPH and Glenn Tillitson, PhD,FIDSA, will be discussing how C. diff. infections correlate with COVID-19 and how the pandemic not only provides lessons about the judicious use of antibiotics, but it also highlights another global health threat that has been playing out in slow motion: the mounting threat of antimicrobial resistance that annually claims 700,000 lives as the world’s arsenal of antibiotics and antifungal medication lose their ability to vanquish...

Duration:00:54:36

C. difficile (C. diff.) Survivors Sharing Their Personal Message

4/20/2021
Join us with three C. diff. Survivors - Christine, Alba, and Renata, as they share their personal message with you. We are grateful for their time and for sharing their C. diff. infection experiences with us.

Duration:00:54:22

Camilla Graham MD, Alba Muhlfeld, Erik Dubburke, MD, MSPH

4/6/2021
Join Our Guests Camilla Graham MD Ri-CoDIFy: Ridinilazole’s Phase 3 Trial for the Treatment of C. difficile and Reduction of Recurrence. . Dr.Camilla S. Graham is Vice President and Chief Clinical Information Officer at Summit Therapeutics as well as a staff physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, and on faculty at Harvard Medical School. Guest: Alba Muhlfeld, C. diff. Survivor - Sharing her C. diff. infection journey. Guest: Erik Dubburke, MD, MSPH discusses...

Duration:00:50:21

Patient and Family Symposium First Episode 4 of 4

3/30/2021
A Symposium specifically developed for Patients Diagnosed With a C. diff. Infection, Being Treated For a Clostridioides diffiicile infection, Recovering From a Clostridioides difficile Infection and Recurrences with Family Members and Caregivers. Distinguished members and keynote speakers provide insight as to what impacts the patient and families on both quality and economic topics, what role leadership plays in creating the right culture for patient-centered care, and how to identify,...

Duration:00:57:10

Patient and Family Symposium First Episode 3 of 4

3/23/2021
A Symposium specifically developed for Patients Diagnosed With a C. diff. Infection, Being Treated For a Clostridioides diffiicile infection, Recovering From a Clostridioides difficile Infection and Recurrences with Family Members and Caregivers. Distinguished members and keynote speakers provide insight as to what impacts the patient and families on both quality and economic topics, what role leadership plays in creating the right culture for patient-centered care, and how to identify,...

Duration:00:49:17

Patient and Family Symposium First: Episode 2 of 4

3/16/2021
Welcome to the second episode of a special four (4) part series: A Symposium Created For Patients Diagnosed With a C. diff. Infection, Being Treated For a Clostridioides diffiicile infection, Recovering From a Clostridioides difficile Infection and Recurrences with Family Members and Caregivers. Welcome to a Symposium specifically developed for patients, families, and caregivers. The Patient & Family C. diff. Symposium: where a gathering of healthcare professionals, keynote speakers, health...

Duration:00:58:09

Patient and Family Symposium First Episode 1 of 4

3/9/2021
The Patient & Family C. diff. Symposium: A gathering of healthcare professionals, keynote speakers, health advocates, practitioners, educators, thought leaders, and patients who are transforming the patient experience, and changing the way people experience C. diff. infections worldwide. Program Presenter: Paul Feuerstadt, MD, FACG Barbara McGovern, MD “Treatment of recurrent C. difficile infection with SER-109, an investigational microbiome drug.” Paul Feuerstadt, MD ” C. diff. Overview –...

Duration:00:54:32

The Confident Patient; Advocate Day Awareness

3/2/2021
Join us with our guests Elizabeth A.Myers, BSN, RN, and Wendy Benson, MBA, OTR/L as we discuss the challenges of today's healthcare and their published book, The Confident Patient which answers the many questions and guides patients and families through the healthcare mazes. Have your tablets, pen, and paper ready to jot down notes as we discuss healthcare solutions and helpful information for the entire family to expand everyone's advocacy skills

Duration:00:48:02

C. diff. Infection; A Survivors Perspective Introduced by Teena Chopra, MD, MPH

2/23/2021
Join us with our guests; With Doctor Teena Chopra, MD,MPH,FACP,FIDSA,FSHEA Associate Professor of Medicine,Division of Infectious Diseases, Corporate Medical Director, Infection Prevention,Epidemiology,and Antibiotic Stewardship ,DMC and WSU Director,Infection Prevention,Epidemiology and Antibiotic Stewardship,Vibra Hospital Dr. Chopra will lead the discussion with an overview of a C. difficile infection followed by Alba Muhlfeld, and Renata Johnson, C. diff. Survivors both sharing their...

Duration:00:54:56

Hand Hygiene Transition: From Patient Safety To Social Safety

2/9/2021
Dr. Tamas Haidegger, Ph. D., Associate Professor Obuda University, and Co-founder: HandInscan will be discussing the importance of not only hand-washing but how Hand Hygiene is the top priority in social safety. Hand Hygiene remains the number one infection prevention action individuals can utilize worldwide to prevent the spread of germs and viruses worldwide. Dr. Haidegger will also introduce the research and science behind the HandInScan - an objective hand hygiene control in the medical...

Duration:00:55:07

Introducing the Microbiome

2/2/2021
Join us with our guest Dr. Robert Carman, Ph. D., Director of Microbiology at TECHLAB, Inc. Dr. Carman's research focuses on Clostridioides difficile (C. diff., C. difficile, CDI). Dr. Carman not only introduces us to the gut microbiome, but explains the details of the environment, the colonies of microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, that are present in the gastrointestinal tract

Duration:00:54:55

C. diff. Infection; Transitioning Home From a Hospital Stay

1/26/2021
Join us with Guest; Doe Kley, RN, CIC, MPH,T-CHEST Senior Infection Preventionist with Clorox Professional Products Co. Ms. Kley will be discussing the importance of knowing the key-points in transitioning from an acute-care facility, long-term facility, and intermediate healthcare facility to the home environment.

Duration:00:50:26

Why Bacterial Consortia May Stop C. diff. Recurrences

1/19/2021
Join us with our guest: Candida Fratazzi, MD, Consulting Medical Director at Vedanta Biosciences, focused on pioneering rational design of drugs, made of defined consortia of bacteria, to Modulate the Human Microbiome. Dr. Fratazzi will be discussing and explaining Microbiome functions and how its changes impact our health. How bacteria colonies’ equilibrium is supported and supports our immune system. Thus, the need to correct imbalance of bacteria colonies not with untargeted pull of...

Duration:00:55:47