Session Two: Clostridioides difficile – Treatment Update and Antibiotic Stewardship Interventions
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.