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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

Encore: The Impact of Penicillin Allergy on a C. difficile Infection

6/7/2022
Approximately 10% of all U.S. patients report having an allergic reaction to a penicillin class antibiotic in their past. 10% of the population reports a penicillin allergy but 1% of the whole population is truly allergic. People with a penicillin allergy on their medical record are not given penicillin, and may not be given any beta-lactam antibiotics because of concern that the allergy is shared across the antibiotic class. Instead, the antibiotics prescribed may be broader-spectrum....

Duration:00:54:03

Encore: Managing a C.difficile Infection:For Patients Families,Caregivers

5/31/2022
Join Nancy C. Caralla and Kevin Hersh as we discuss the chapters and passion behind the newly published book, Managing a C. difficile Infection: For Patients, Families, and Caregivers.

Duration:00:56:16

Encore: Moving From Research To Improving Care and Saving Lives in Sepsis

5/24/2022
Niranjan Tex Kissoon , MD Mark Ansermino, MD and Matthew Wiens, MD join us to discuss the multi-levels of Sepsis,. and educate us on the What, How, and Global Burden of Sepsis. The Global Burden of Disease Sepsis Report published in January 2020 estimated that 49 million patients suffer sepsis every year, with 11 million of those dying. This burden is significantly higher than the number of lives lost to cancer or coronary disease. Sepsis can affect anyone as a consequence of infection, but...

Duration:01:00:00

Encore: The Confident Patient Pt II Managing Through Unprecedented Times

5/17/2022
Wendy Benson is partner and COO at 2x2 Health: Private Health Concierge, culminating from her extensive experience as a leading healthcare executive and occupational therapist. She is also co-author of the international best-selling book, The Confident Patient. Wendy joins us to discuss the necessity of becoming a strong health advocate and ways to manage care through unprecedented times.

Duration:00:53:21

Management of C. difficile Infection: The Future Is Coming

5/10/2022
Join Doctors Caterina Oneto, and Paul Feuerstadt, as they discuss the Management of C. difficile Infections. The new guidelines released by IDSA and SHEA this June along with the new treatments on the horizon will also be a topic of conversation.

Duration:00:54:57

C. difficile Infections & Caregiving: Key Points From Caregivers

5/3/2022
Join Our Guests: Linda Davis, RN, Charlotte Johnson, & Renata Johnson as they discuss key points on caregiving, a journey of caring for a loved one with a C. diff. infection, and comparing caregiving as a profession to caring for a family member at home.

Duration:00:52:00

Prevent CDI: Boost Immunity, Restore Microbiome, Replace the Bug

4/26/2022
Join our guests: Neil Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Destiny Pharma PLC and Dale Gerding, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA with our Guest Host: Kevin Hersh. The robust discussion will touch upon important topics focused on the what, why, and how to Prevent CDI: Boost Immunity, Restore Microbiome, Replace the Bug. Our two guests will exchange a dialogue about the science to answer the many questions about a C. difficile infection, prevention, treatments, what is recurrent C. diff., and the immune...

Duration:00:53:14

Understanding Bacillus and Clostridioides difficile

4/19/2022
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

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

4/12/2022
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

Critical Layer in IP: Horizontal Soft Surface Intervention

4/5/2022
Join our guests, Missy Travis, RN, and Priya Balachandran, Ph. D. COO Applied Silver, as they discuss the role of cleaning and disinfection to prevent surface contamination leading to the transmission of infections, There are also new concerns about CDI given the current state of COVID-19 and our guests will discuss this topic in great detail. What are your thoughts about linens and pathogens? Missy Travis, RN, and Dr. Balachandran will be sharing innovative solutions that maintain infection...

Duration:00:50:29

Creating a Safe Environment in a Pandemic

3/29/2022
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

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

3/22/2022
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

Disinfection Solutions From Community to Hospital and Beyond

3/8/2022
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

Episode 11 November - 9th Annual 2021 C. diff. Conference

3/1/2022

Duration:00:56:22

Episode 10 November - 9th Annual 2021 C. diff. Conference

2/22/2022

Duration:00:45:46

Episode 9 November - 9th Annual 2021 C. diff. Conference

2/15/2022
Metronidazole For the Treatment of C. difficile Infections: On the Way Out? - Presented by: Wiep Klaas Smits, Ph. D., Department of Medical Microbiology Leiden University Medical Center. A Four-pronged Threat: Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI), Antibiotics, the Flu Season, and COVID-19.” - Presented by: Dr. David Lyerly, Co-founder and Chief Science Officer of TECHLAB, Inc. Aerosol Transmission of Pathogens: The Problem and the Solutions. Presented by: Maureen Spencer, RN, M.ED., CIC

Duration:00:57:54

Episode 8 November - 9th Annual 2021 C. diff. Conference

2/8/2022
Inaugural Dale Gerding Lifetime Achievement Award - Presented by Sahil Khanna, MBBS MS, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,, Mayo Clinic to Dale Gerding, MD, FACP, FIDSA. Adjunctive Therapy for CDI to Prevent Recurrence: Practical Issues. - Presented by: Dr. Dale Gerding, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Retired Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, and Research Physician at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital....

Duration:00:57:54

Episode 7 November - 9th Annual 2021 C. diff. Conference

1/25/2022
“Introducing a New Disinfection Technology Against C. diff.” Jordan Bastian (Speaker) Infection Preventionist, CloroxPro Clinical and Scientific Affairs, Clorox Company Ibezapolstat Update: Can Emerging Microbiome Findings Contribute to CDI Anti-Recurrence Effect? Kevin Garey (Speaker) Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Houston College of Pharmacy More Than a CDI: The Revolving Door and a Ray Of Hope....

Duration:00:53:51

C. difficile Guideline Updates and Antibiotic Stewardship

1/18/2022
We welcome our guest, Madeline King, PharmD, BCIDP Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Pharmacy Administration. Dr. King joins us to discuss the updated Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) Guidelines, along with topic of Antibiotics. Dr. King has a passion in infectious disease, public health, and truly enjoys teaching.

Duration:00:50:40

Episode 6 November 9th Annual 2021 C. diff. Conference

1/11/2022
This is a wonderful opportunity to listen and learn from world-renown topic leaders from the 9th Annual International C. diff. Conference & Health EXPO November 4-5, 2021. Episode 6 Group Discussion I ‘Recent Developments in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of C. difficile infections In Children.’ GROUP DISCUSSION I Thursday Afternoon Speakers Thomas J. Sandora, MD MPH (Speaker) Associate Professor of Pediatrics : PANELIST, Harvard Medical School : Panel Discussion I Larry Kociolek, MD...

Duration:00:53:21