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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

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

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

2/16/2021
Join us with our guests from Seres Therapeutics as they discuss 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...

Duration:00:54:57

Why Bacterial Consortia May Stop C. diff. Recurrences

1/26/2021
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

Episode 6 of 6: 8th Annual International C. diff. Conference

1/12/2021
Welcome to Episode 6 of 6; of the 8th Annual International C. diff. Post-Conference Special series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics while focusing on the leading HAI - Clostridioides difficile We will hear from the following keynote speakers: Camilla S. Graham, MD, MPH, Ri-Co-DIFy: Summit's Ridinilazole Phase 3 Trial to Advance the Sciences in the Treatment of C. difficile and Reduction of Recurrence. Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed., CIC,...

Duration:00:52:09

Episode 5 of 6: 8th Annual International C. diff. Conference

1/5/2021
Welcome to Episode 5 of 6; of the 8th Annual International C. diff. Post-Conference special series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics as in leading annual collaborative events while focusing on Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and the leading HAI -- Clostridioides difficile (Also known as C. diff., C. difficile, CDI, CDAD). We will hear from the following keynote speakers Barbara McGovern, MD, ECOSPORIII: A Phase 3 Double-blind,...

Duration:00:49:09

Episode 4 of 6: 8th Annual International C. diff. Conference

12/29/2020
Welcome to Episode 4 of 6; of the 8th Annual International C. diff. Post-Conference special series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics as in leading annual, collaborative events while focusing on Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and the leading HAI -- Clostridioides difficile (Also known as C. diff., C. difficile, CDI, CDAD). We will hear from three leading topic-experts: Mark Wilcox, MD, FRCPath, DNA Fingerprinting to Understand C....

Duration:00:50:28

Episode 3 of 6: 8th Annual International C. diff. Conference

12/22/2020
Welcome to Episode 3 of 6; of the 8th Annual Int'l C. diff. Post-Conference special series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics as in leading annual, collaborative events while focusing on Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and the leading HAI -- Clostridioides difficile (Also known as C. diff., C. difficile, CDI, CDAD) with interconnected topics. In this episode, we will hear from three leading topic-experts: Teena Chopra, MD,...

Duration:00:51:33

Episode 2 of 6: 8th Annual International C. diff. Conference

12/15/2020
Welcome to Episode 2 of 6; of the 8th Annual Int'l C. diff. Post-Conference Special series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics as in leading annual, collaborative events while focusing on Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and the leading HAI -- Clostridioides difficile (Also known as C. diff., C. difficile, CDI, CDAD) with interconnected topics. In this episode, we will hear from two leading topic-experts and one C. diff. Survivor:...

Duration:00:53:05

Episode 1 of 6: 8th Annual International C. diff. Conference

12/8/2020
Welcome to Episode 1 of 6; 8th Annual Int'l C. diff. Post-Conference Special Series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics as in leading annual, collaborative event possessed while focusing on Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and a leading HAI -- Clostridioides difficile (Also known as C. diff., C. difficile, CDI, CDAD) with interconnected topics. In this episode, we will hear from two leading topic-expert, and one C. diff. Survivor:...

Duration:00:47:36

Understanding IBS

12/1/2020
This episode of “C. diff. Spores and More” is focused on What is IBS? So you've been diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Sydrome). Now what? Join us for a discussion about the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of the various forms of IBS with our special guests: Dr. Caterina Oneto,, MD and Dr. Paul Feuerstadt, MD, Both professors and physicians specializing in Gastroenterology with a wealth of knowledge and experience treating patients diagnosed with a CDI and through ongoing...

Duration:00:55:53

Researching Bugs As Drugs To Fight C.diff

11/24/2020
Join us with our guest: Mrs. Courtney Jones, Upstream Marketing Manager and Senior Project Manager at Rebiotix, a Ferring Pharmaceuticals company, focused on harnessing the power of the human microbiome to treat debilitating diseases. Mrs. Jones will be discussing and explaining the Microbiome. What Microbes are and the difference between the good, bad, and in between and what the Microbiome has to do with C.diff. treatment. There is a lot to learn about the science of the Microbiome and...

Duration:00:56:36

Junior C. diff. (Clostridioides difficile) Researchers

11/17/2020
Join us with our guests: Layla and Emma, members of a group of students, also known as the Golden Pandas, an FLL Robotics Team from Westfield, IN who has developed a special interest in helping to fight C. diff. infections. You can learn more this group of young researchers and reach out to the team on their YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKs_GiYjdN4

Duration:00:48:01

Microfiber; An Essential Tool In Infection Prevention Tool For Healthcare Environmental Cleaning

11/10/2020
Join our guests Andrew Rushworth and Mike Short as they discuss essential tools in an infection control program. Microfiber cloths and mops provide superior microbe and organic matter removal compared to traditional textiles but not all microfiber is created equal. Hear about what sets quality microfiber apart, the evidence behind it, and how it can serve as an effective infection prevention solution in healthcare.

Duration:00:51:49

C. difficile Infections (CDI) and Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia

11/3/2020
Dr. David M. Lyerly, Ph. D., Chief Science Officer, TechLab, Inc. will be joining us to discuss C. difficile Infections (CDI) and Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia. Dr. Lyerly will lead us off in an overview of viral respiratory infections and how they can lead to secondary bacterial pneumonia. As a result, antibiotics often are given empirically to prevent these types of secondary infections. Treatment with antibiotics, although justified in the treatment of bacterial pneumonia, is a primary...

Duration:00:52:45

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

10/27/2020
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

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

10/20/2020
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

Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

10/13/2020
Join our guests, Paul Feuerstadt, MD, FACG, and Mena Boules, MD join us to discuss Esophagitis and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation. Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) represents one member within the spectrum of diseases collectively referred to as eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs), which includes eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), gastritis, enteritis, and colitis. Doctors Feuerstadt and Boules will discuss how some patients present with EGID limited to the stomach (eosinophilic...

Duration:00:55:35

Three Cleaning and Disinfection Mistakes That Put Patients At Risk

10/6/2020
Join us with our two guests: Edmond A. Hooker, MD, DrPH, and Bruce Rippe, CEO Trinity Guardion as we discuss the Three Cleaning and Disinfection Mistakes that Put Patients At Risk Both Dr. Hooker and Bruce Rippe concentrate on patient safety and infection prevention in the healthcare industry. Trinity Guardion is a recipient of the C Diff Foundation's Infection Prevention Making a Difference Award. Their dedication focuses and elevates the importance of patient safety by raising the bar...

Duration:00:55:13

Better Blood Culture Tests Equals Better Patient Care, Fewer Antibiotics, and Less C. difficile

9/29/2020
Join us with our guest, Barbara DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC. Barbara DeBaun has over 40 years of experience in the field of infection prevention and quality improvement. We will be discussing Better Blood Culture Tests Equal Better Patient Care, Fewer Antibiotics, and Less New Diagnosis of C. difficile. Barbara DeBaun will be providing key points on Laboratory Stewardship, Blood Culture gold standards, Venipuncture Technique to reduce contamination, Peer-Reviewed studies and the technology being...

Encore: Pharmacist Role in C. diff. Stewardship

9/15/2020
Join us with our guest, Dr. Anthony Gerlach, PharmD, as we discuss the role of the pharmacist focusing on clinical pharmacist or rounding pharmacist. He will also discuss how clinical pharmacists are involved in the treatment and prevention of C. diff. infections.

Duration:00:53:06