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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.




Contaminated Handheld Mobile Devices in Infection Transmission

Join our guests Sue Barnes, RN, BSN, CIC, FAPIC and Wesley LaPorte a graduate of Brigham Young University in Life Sciences, as they discuss the role of contaminated environmental surfaces and the patient environment in healthcare settings.

Duration: 00:52:36

Encore: Managing C.difficile from Hospital to Home: How the Right Practices and the Right Products Can make a Difference

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.

Duration: 00:51:13

The Latest Developments in C. diff Research and Treatment.

Join us with our guest, Dr Mary Beth Dorr, PhD, Clinical Director, Clinical Research, Infectious Diseases,

Duration: 00:52:31

Healthcare Acquired Infections and How Hospital Bedding Is Involved

Join us with our guests Bruce Rippe, CEO of Trinity Guardion and J. Darrel Hicks, BA, Master REH, CHESP as we discuss HAIs and how they lead to more than 720,000 illnesses and 75,000 deaths a year.

Duration: 00:55:36

The Human Microbiome; How It Works, How It Affects Your Health, Your Immune System and Why It Is Important To Protect It

Join us with our topic experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Clifford McDonald, CDC's Associate Director for Science in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion and Dr. Alison Laufer-Halpin, Team Lead in the Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.

Duration: 00:51:12

Preventing Cross Contamination In a Healthcare Environment

Join us with our guest James Psihas, a graduate Engineer of University of Arizona, as we discuss preventing cross contamination in a healthcare environment.

Duration: 00:58:00

Encore: C. diff. Vaccine Update; Sanofi Pasteur's Cdiffense

Sanofi Pasteur, one of the leading vaccine manufacturers in the world, is in the midst of its Phase III clinical trial called Cdiffense to study its investigational vaccine to prevent Clostridium difficile infection.

Duration: 00:45:54

Encore: Synthetic Biologics - Protecting the Gut Microbiome: A Paradigm Shift in Managing GI Disorders

Join us with our guest, Dr. Joseph Sliman, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of Synthetic Biologics as Dr. Sliman discusses the protection of the natural gut microbiome from the unintended consequences of intravenous (IV) antibiotics which are excreted into the gut is expected to protect against opportunistic enteric infections.

Duration: 00:54:36

Encore: Infection Prevention 'A Comprehensive Solution Approach'

Join our guest, Ron Romano, RN as we discuss Infection prevention - the guidelines and recommendations related to a healthcare-associated infection in multiple settings.

Duration: 00:54:33

Encore: The Role of the Microbiome in Health and Disease: The Basics

This episode will provide foundational educational information about the microbiome by answering the fundamental questions

Duration: 00:58:39

Misdiagnosed Sepsis Now a Global health Priority for World Health Organization -WHO

Join us as Dr. Ron Daniels, MD and Dr. Imrana Malik, MD discuss Sepsis. Sepsis, one of the most prevalent but misdiagnosed, deadly diseases, was established as a global priority by the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the WHO, in the last week of May.

Duration: 00:53:37

Encore: Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD and C. difficile Infection -CDI

Listen in as our guests Dr. Caterina Oneto, MD and Dr. Paul Feuerstadt, MD both specializing in Gastroenterology -- will be discussing IBD and what Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves, including the chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract.

Duration: 00:57:50

C.diff. Survivors: A Road To Recovery

Join us with our guests, Lisa Hurka-Covington, Kathy Bischoff, Renetta Dudinski, and Veronica Edmond all C. diff. Survivors sharing their personal journey and road to recovery from a C. difficile infection.

Duration: 00:53:25

Elder Care and Challenges Encountered In a Skilled Nursing Setting

Join Steven D. Johnson, PA-C who has practiced in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine departments for the last 34 years.

Duration: 00:53:54

Empowering Patients to Become Effective Self-Advocates

Join us with our guest Linda Jablonski, MSN, BSN, BC-RN, as we discuss becoming an effective self-advocate and how to advocate for others.

Duration: 00:55:08

Encore: C. diff. Prevention; Sanofi Pasteur's Cdiffense -TM

Sanofi Pasteur's Dr. Christian Felter, MD is Associate VP, Global Medical Expert for Nosocomial Vaccines for Sanofi Pasteur based in Lyon, France. His focus is on their investigative Clostridium difficile vaccine. Dr. Patricia J. Freda Pietrobon, PhD, Associate Vice President, R&D, Sanofi Pasteur, has over 25 years of experience in the Vaccine & Diagnostic industries and more then 20 years in leadership roles focusing on research & development of new vaccines. Dr. Guy de Bruyn, Director...

Duration: 00:44:51

Caregiving for Your Loved Ones As You Care For Yourself

Join us with guests Jenna Petelle Arsenault, MSW, RN and Janice Howard,Director of the Life Care – Private Duty Program at Cornerstone VNA. Both Jenna and Janice will be discussing the importance of the Caregiver and description of a Caregiver's role.

Duration: 00:56:44

Home Care Nursing and Infection Prevention

Join our guest, Linda Jablonski, MS,BSN,RN-BC as we discuss caring for patients and families in the home care setting, Nurses specializing in Home Care, and preventing infections within the home environment.

Duration: 00:56:22

Encore: Non-Toxigenic Clostridium difficile 'NTCD-M3' For the Prevention and Treatment of C. difficile Infection -CDI

Join us as Dr. Dale Gerding, MD, an Infectious Disease specialist, researcher, professor, hospital epidemiologist, and one of the leading international experts on Clostridium diffiicle (C.diff.), will discuss his patented non-toxigenic Clostridium difficile (NTCD-M3) technology for the prevention and treatment of a C. diff. infection.

Duration: 00:56:06

Encore: UV Intervention Addressing C. difficile and Other Pathogens

Listen in as our guest, Dr. Deverick J. Anderson, MD, Director, Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.

Duration: 00:53:26

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