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C. difficile infections (CDIs) are a growing threat in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings. Infection rates are at historically high levels, killing 14,000 Americans each year and adding more than $1 billion in excess costs to the healthcare system. Early and reliable detection of C. difficile is essential to ensure appropriate treatment and isolation of patients and prevent its spread to other patients in healthcare settings. Laboratory testing for CDIs is rapidly evolving; many laboratories have replaced traditional toxin A/B immunoassays with molecular assays, which offer both speed and accuracy. This webinar will present the latest alternatives for laboratories to improve their C. difficile testing and discuss how the use of molecular testing is changing clinical practice.
Following the webinar, our speaker will take part in an interactive Q&A session, so come prepared with your questions on C. difficile infections.
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The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science is providing 1.0 contact hour of P.A.C.E.® credit for participants who attend the complete webinar. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® programs are accepted by the ASCP Board of Certification and all states, including California and Florida, as an approved provider for continuing education for recertification and licensure.
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Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be provided with a unique session code for the webinar and instructions on how to generate your certificate of attendance through the ASCLS CE Organizer online program.
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Sr. Medical Director & Chief, Div. of Infectious Disease Diagnostics, Dept. of Pathology & Lab. Medicine, North Shore-LIJ Health System Labs
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