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5th Annual International C. diff Awareness Conference and Health EXPO

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Understanding What Motivates Health Care Works Crucial to Reducing <i>C. diff</i> Rates
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, stresses that understanding what motivates health care workers’ actions is crucial for reducing C. diff rates in hospitals.
How Do <i>C. diff</i>-Associated Costs Compare With Other HAIs?
Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, explains how costs associated with Clostridium difficile compare with other problematic health care-associated infections.
Immunization Coverage: Why It's Harder to Cover Adults
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, explains why it’s harder to cover adults rather than children when it comes to vaccination.  
Study Finds Mattress Covers Cut Hospital CDI Rates in Half
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses a study that assessed the use of mattress covers in hospitals to cut down on CDI rates.
Motivating Health Care Workers to Wash Their Hands
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, discusses why some health care workers are not practicing good hand hygiene and ways to motivate them to do so.
How Does Ridinilazole Affect the Gut Microbiome?
Dr. Richard Vickers, explains how ridinilazole affected the gut microbiome in participants of a phase 2 study.
 
How Much Does It Cost to Develop New Drugs?
Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, discusses the costs of drug development.
Contaminated Hospital Mattresses Act as Vector for Drug-Resistant Infections
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses how contaminated hospital mattresses act as a vector for spreading drug-resistant infections.
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