Probiotics May Prevent and Treat Clostridium Difficile
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3100, 4040, 5220, 5270; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 10.4.4
This continuing education course reviews the evidence regarding probiotic consumption through diet and drugs in the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile in the adult population.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the November 2015 issue of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education activity, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Counsel patients about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options for Clostridium difficile (C diff).
- Assess the rationale for the use of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of C diff.
- Recommend good food sources of probiotics.
Mary Rodavich, MS, RD, LDN, is a dietitian and freelance writer based in Pittsburgh.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR