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The Contagion® Prevention specialty page provides infection prevention-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

PREVENTION VIDEOS - Page 9

Treating <i>C. difficile</i>: The Downside to Current Approaches
Stuart Johnson, MD, discusses the disadvantages to some of the current approaches used to treat C. difficile.
How Can Pharmacists Advocate for Judicious Antibiotic Use in Patients?
James S. Lewis, PharmD, FIDSA, explains how pharmacists can advocate for judicious antibiotic use in patients through educating the patients themselves, as well as providers.
 
Merck's Letermovir for CMV Prevention Approved by FDA
Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH, discusses the background behind letermovir and what it brings to the table.
 
Exploring Different Methods to Prevent CDI Recurrence
Dale N. Gerding, MD, discusses different methods used to prevent CDI recurrence.
Are Hospital Mattresses Putting Patients at Increased Risk for <i>C. difficile?</i>
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses multiple factors that put patients at increased risk of getting C. difficile.
Are Monoclonal Antibodies the Answer to the Antibiotic Resistance Problem?
James S. Lewis, PharmD, FIDSA, discusses the need for the development of non-antibacterial options against infections, such as monoclonal antibodies.
 
How the Microbiology Lab Helps Inform Empiric & Directed Therapy
Daniel Diekema, MD, explains how the microbiology lab works to provide optimal drug selection for empiric and directed therapy.
Providers: Be Assertive When Recommending Flu Vaccination to Older Adults
William Schaffner, MD, explains how health care providers can work towards getting patients who are aged 65 and older to receive a flu shot.
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