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Webinar: C. Difficile Infections - Not Just a Hospital Problem Anymore
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By providing information and creating awareness about C diff infections and how to treat and prevent them in the outpatient setting.

10/18/2017
When: Wednesday October 18,, 2017
9-10 AM
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Linda F. McElhiney
Contact: Akila Williams
425-228-7171 ext: 0

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C. Difficile Infections - Not Just a Hospital Problem Anymore
 

Summary
Activity Description:
By providing information and creating awareness about C diff infections and how to treat and prevent them in the outpatient setting.

Objectives:
1. Identify the risk factors for developing a C. diff infection.
2. Identify the symptoms of a C. diff infection.
3. Discuss and choose treatment options for a C. diff infection.
4. Identify risk of reoccurrence and drug treatment options.
5. Discuss ways to reduce the risk or prevent a C. diff infection.
6. Identify resources for more information about C. diff infection

This is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.

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The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians. ACPE UAN 0201-0000-17-101-L01-P and UAN 0201-0000-17-101-L01-T.

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit www.nabp.net.


Presenter: Linda F. McElhiney
Dr. McElhiney is the Compounding Pharmacist-in-Charge for Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. She oversees the entire compounding and repackaging operations for hospitals and the outpatient clinics within the IU Health system throughout Indiana.

Other Professional Responsibilities
In addition to her compounding responsibilities with IU Health, Dr. McElhiney writes articles pertaining to hospital compounding for the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, author of the Compounding Guide for Ophthalmic Preparations, and has been a contributing author in several pharmacy and medical textbooks. She is currently serving on the USP Committee of Experts for Compounding for the 2010-2015 cycle.

Dr. McElhiney is a full fellow of IACP, actively serves on several committees in IACP and served 2 terms on the Board of Directors. She is also a full fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and served on the committee to revise the ASHP sterile compounding guidelines.

In 2012, Dr. McElhiney was inducted as a full fellow into the American College of Apothecaries. She was also awarded the 2012 Scheffe Scholarship. She currently serves on the ACA Board of Directors.

Dr. McElhiney is a lifetime member of Kappa Epsilon and has held several offices and national committee chairmanships, including Publicity Chairman for the 1989 National Convention, Bylaws, National Publications Reviews, and Grand Council Secretary from 1989-1991. She earned the Unicorn Award in 1989 for her active participation in Kappa Epsilon. She received the 2010 KE/Merck Vanguard Leadership Award which recognizes exemplary women pharmacists.

Education
Dr. McElhiney earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from Purdue University in 1984. She completed a nuclear pharmacy internship in 1983 prior to graduation. Upon graduation and prior to becoming a compounding pharmacist, she worked in several areas of pharmacy: nuclear, retail, hospital, and homecare. While working full-time at IU Health, Dr. McElhiney earned a Pharm.D. from the University of Florida through the Working Professionals Pharm.D. (WPPD) program in 2002. She recently has completed the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy and is a 2014 graduate of the University of Florida Master of Pharmacy program with a focus on Institutional Leadership.Collapse


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Credit
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). Registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant attending the live program at their own computer and phone.

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