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Using Probiotics in Addressing AAD (Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea) in the Long-Term Care Setting

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An antibiotic stewardship educational module

Learning Objectives
CMS appropriately continues to emphasize its Antibiotic Stewardship program for nursing homes, and education is a core component of that commitment to drive better care. This educational module focuses on one very cost-effective tool that can be employed in that initiative: probiotics.

At the conclusion of this module, participants should understand:

  • Importance of gut microbiota on health
  • Impact of antibiotics on the intestine
  • Probiotics: definition, regulation of, and mechanism of action
  • Data available specific to LGG®
  • Just like antibiotics, not all probiotics are alike
  • Cautions in use

Kalin M. Clifford, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Assistant Professor Pharmacy Practice, Geriatrics & Pediatrics Division
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy

 

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248-149-227

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An antibiotic stewardship educational module

Learning Objectives
CMS appropriately continues to emphasize its Antibiotic Stewardship program for nursing homes, and education is a core component of that commitment to drive better care. This educational module focuses on one very cost-effective tool that can be employed in that initiative: probiotics.

At the conclusion of this module, participants should understand:

  • Importance of gut microbiota on health
  • Impact of antibiotics on the intestine
  • Probiotics: definition, regulation of, and mechanism of action
  • Data available specific to LGG®
  • Just like antibiotics, not all probiotics are alike
  • Cautions in use

Kalin M. Clifford, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Assistant Professor Pharmacy Practice, Geriatrics & Pediatrics Division
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy

 

 

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