Category Archives: Continued education

Volunteer Advocates Raise C.diff. Awareness July 27 – August 9th at Troy (PA) and Chemung County Fair (NY)

It is with great pleasure to announce CDF representatives volunteering and advocating with
the C. Diff. Foundation,  “Raising C. diff. Awareness”  providing educational information to the thousands of fair-goers in North Central Pennsylvania and South Central New York.

The representatives will also be advocating on how to prevent acquiring a
Healthcare-Acquired Infection (HAI)  from  July 27th-August 9th.

Nearly half a million Americans suffered from a Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection in a single year according to a study released February 25, 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   C. diff. is an important cause of infectious disease death in the U.S.
Approximately 29,000 patients died within 30 days of an initial diagnosis of a C. diff. infection.
Previous studies indicate that C. diff. has become the most common microbial cause of Healthcare-Associated Infections found in U.S. hospitals driving up costs to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs in acute care facilities alone. Approximately
two-thirds of C. diff. infections were found to be associated with an inpatient stay in a health care facility, only 24% of the total cases occurred in patients while they were hospitalized. The study also revealed that almost as many cases occurred in nursing homes as in hospitals and the remainder of individuals acquired the Healthcare-Associated infection, C. diff., recently discharged from a health care facility. his does not include the number of C. diff. infections taking place and being treated in other countries.”  This data confirmed the necessity
to support communities through education and advocating,  sharing the C Diff Foundation’s mission and  Raising C. diff.  Awareness – working towards a shared goal;  To witness a reduction of newly diagnosed C. diff. cases by 2020.

Come visit the C Diff Foundation’s booth at the Troy Fair in the lower meadow of Alparon Park just off Route 14 in Troy, Pennsylvania, Monday, July 27th through Saturday, August 1st from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Foundation representatives will also “Raising C. diff.  Awareness”
at the Chemung County Fair commercial building, just off Route 17 in
Horseheads, New York,
Tuesday, August 4th through Sunday, August 9th from
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be a drawing at each fair for a basket filled with hand soaps, and other freebies will also be available.

For more information, please contact the C Diff Foundation at 919-201-1512 or
local C Diff Foundation Representative; Heather Clark at 607-821-0575.

C. diff. and Healthcare-Associated Infections Discussed Live on C. diff. Radio

#CdiffRadio

C Diff Foundation, Sponsor, with Founder            Nancy C. Caralla, Executive Director and               Dr. Chandrabali Ghose, Chairperson of the Research and Development Community will be broadcasting live on Tuesdays delivering the most up-to-date information pertaining to a leading super-bug/ Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI),  C. difficile, with additional HAI’s, and a variety of related healthcare topics.

Topic experts will be joining your hosts to discuss prevention, treatments, clinical trials, and environmental safety products on a global level.

Tune in Tuesdays beginning March 3rd at 11 AM Pacific Time (2 PM Eastern Time, 7 PM UK) on the VoiceAmerica network  http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2441/c-diff-spores-and-more

 

C Diff Foundation’s “Raising C. diff. Awareness For Healthcare Providers” Educational DVD Released

Join the many healthcare professionals raising C.diff. awareness with their colleagues and staff worldwide.

This educational DVD is available through the website http://www.cdifffoundation.org and with a donation of $50.00 USD (includes shipping), you will receive one (1) DVD, twenty informational brochures, and a certificate of attendance to share with the attendees at each in-service session.

 

Access the “How You Can Help – Donate Today” fifth tab along the top of the first page of the website to enter the donation application.

Thank you for joining the Foundation in Raising C. diff. Awareness through educating and advocating for C. diff. prevention, treatments, and environmental safety worldwide.

C Diff Foundation & NCBTMB Approved CE Provider

Announcement:

C. diff. Foundation is approved by the
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
as a continuing education Approved Provider.

C Diff Foundation: presenting “Raising C Diff Awareness”

Clinical Settings 1 CEU “Raising C Diff Awareness” Workshop
Clinical Settings 5 CEU “Raising C Diff Awareness”
Clinical Settings 5 CEU C Diff (Clostridium difficile)

ABOUT NCBTMB

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to establish a certification program that would uphold a national standard of excellence in the field. Today, there are nearly 80,000 nationally certified massage therapists.