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The 2019 CDC Threat Report lists Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) as an urgent threat. There were an estimated 12,800 deaths due to C. difficile in the US in 2017. C. difficile infection (CDI) affects thousands of people each year; and infections are more common and tend to be more severe in older people. Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing puts patients at risk for CDI. It is the most common healthcare-associated infection. This presentation will summarize the recent treatment updates and risk factors associated with C. difficile infection.

Influenza, pneumococcal and COVID vaccines are proven to reduce death and hospitalization among nursing home residents. Many factors influence vaccine acceptance including perceptions about vaccine safety and flu severity, concerns about side effects and health equity with rates often varying by factors such as resident age, race, facility type and location. This series is designed to share best practices for root cause analysis of rates, increasing facility vaccination rates and collaboration with community partners to increase overall community immunization rates.

Influenza, pneumococcal and COVID vaccines are proven to reduce death and hospitalization among nursing home residents. Many factors influence vaccine acceptance including perceptions about vaccine safety and flu severity, concerns about side effects and health equity with rates often varying by factors such as resident age, race, facility type and location. This series is designed to share best practices for root cause analysis of rates, increasing facility vaccination rates and collaboration with community partners to increase overall community immunization rates.

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