Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of Sentri7, an infection prevention surveillance, documentation and reporting application, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC on "Clostridium difficile Infection: An Update on the Current State of Prevention."
Clostridium difficile infection currently represents one of the most challenging issues in healthcare. Not only is the incidence of disease outpacing that caused by other multidrug resistant organisms, but the severity of disease is equally alarming. Emergence of Clostridium difficile infection is impacted by antibiotic therapy and may develop despite judicious use and antimicrobial management programs. This organism also poses tremendous environmental issues as C. difficile may survive on surfaces for months and routine hospital germicides are relatively ineffective.
Carrico will touch on the changing epidemiology of this disease, the current challenges presented to healthcare facilities, and some innovative approaches that may prove helpful as part of a comprehensive patient safety program.
Clostridium difficile Infection: An Update on the Current State of Prevention
DATE: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
About the Presenter
Ruth M. Carrico PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC, is an Assistant Professor with the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Dr. Carrico has received training specific for healthcare epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Dr. Carrico has authored or co-authored numerous peer reviewed manuscripts and served as the editor for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) 2005 and 2009 Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, the primary textbook for infection preventionists in the United States, Canada, and Asia.
She currently serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE), and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Carrico works with acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient surgery centers and clinics, and physician and dental offices.
About Pharmacy OneSource
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Pharmacy OneSource is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2010 annual revenues of £3.5 billion ($4.7 billion).