Addressing Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea with Probiotics in the Older Adult

Addressing Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea with Probiotics in the Older Adult

CMS appropriately continues to emphasize its Antimicrobial Stewardship program for nursing homes, and education is a core component of that commitment to drive better care. This educational program focuses on the tool of probiotics that can be employed in that initiative.

Speaker:
Kalin M. Clifford, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Geriatrics Division
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – School of Pharmacy

At the conclusion of this module, participants should recognize the:

  • 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®
  • Probiotic comparison
  • Cautions in use

Note: There is no continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit associated with this program.

This program is supported by a generous sponsorship provided by iHealth.

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