Interprofessional Pathways for Successful Transitions of Care in Patients with Clostridioides Difficile Infection
Intended Audience: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants,
Nurses, Pharmacists, and Case Managers
Overview: Over the past 30 years, the incidence and severity of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) has increased markedly, placing a substantial economic burden on patients, caregivers, hospitals, and health care systems. As patients with primary or recurrent CDI transition across care settings, gaps in testing, diagnosis, treatment, and care coordination magnify the problem and contribute to poor patient outcomes and escalating costs.
To close these gaps, PRIME has collaborated with the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) and worked with an interprofessional steering committee to develop a downloadable guide designed to support effective care transitions and evidence-based CDI management.
The guide includes:
- Printable algorithms to help health care professionals apply evidence-based testing, treatment, and prevention
- Strategies to help health care administrators ensure quality CDI care and reduce hospital readmissions
- Resources to help patients and caregivers navigate CDI treatment and self-care
Supporter statement: This activity is provided by PRIME Education. There is no fee to participate. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.