Raising C. diff. Awareness With Florida Community Healthcare Professionals


“Raising C. diff. Awareness”


Dr K.V. Sundaresh, MD of New Port Richey, FL

K.V. Sundaresh, MD is Board Certified in Infectious Disease and discussed the burden of C. diff. the risk factors pertaining to current and emerging treatment options along with the importance of applying evidence-based clinical approaches to the prevention of  a C. diff. infection (CDI), one of the leading Hospital-Acquired Infections.

Clostridium difficile (also known as C. diff.) is an important cause of infectious disease death in the United States.  Nearly half a million Americans suffered from Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections in a single year according to a study released February 25, 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). • More than 100,000 of these infections developed among residents of U.S. nursing homes alone.*  Approximately 29,000 patients died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis of a C. diff. infection.   Of these 29,000 – 15,000 deaths were estimated to be directly related to a  C. diff. infection. Therefore; C. diff. is an important cause of infectious disease death in the U.S.  (Source: CDC)

Angelo Ortiz, Treasurer, Volunteer Advocate Chair joined Dr. Sundaresh, MD to present to their audience of  healthcare professionals.  It was a great pleasure  to promote C. diff. Awareness with Dr. Sundaresh, MD.

We sincerely thank the Medical Center of Trinity Hospital for the opportunity to share the Foundation’s information, mission, and programs available to the healthcare providers and community attending this educational Raising C. diff. Awareness program.