Overuse of Antibiotics and their Effects
October 8, 2019
Hosted by Nancy C. Caralla
Join us with our guest: Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed., CIC joining us to discuss an array of important topics: 1. Overuse and inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics worldwide is leading to the global healthcare issue of antibiotic resistance. 2. Empiric antibiotics are used consistently in healthcare when infection is suspected 3. Empiric antibiotics are prescribed to cover gram positive, gram negative and yeast infections until the final lab result is available 4. Overuse of antibiotics adversely effect the normal flora and microbiome in the body depleting colonies of bacteria that are necessary for digestion and protection. 5. When the microbiome is depleted other resistant species overgrow on the skin and in the systems of the body, especially the gut. 6. Multiple Drug Resistant organisms MDRO include MRSA, VRE, ESBL and CRE that will grow in patients who have been on antibiotics AND MUCH MORE.
C. diff. Spores and More
Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
“C. diff. Spores and More” is an educational program providing you with up-to-date information pertaining to C. diff. and Healthcare-Associated infections. Raising awareness through education and advocacy saves lives worldwide. Topics are of C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, and environmental safety products along with Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) awareness and more. Our guests are topic experts discussing Antibiotic Resistance, Research and Development, Clinical trials, Nutrition Counseling, Microbiome, Mental health, C. diff. survivors, and so much more. Please join us every Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.
Nancy C. Caralla
Nancy C. Caralla, a three time C. diff. survivor, healthcare professional, and now dedicated to “Raising C. diff. Awareness” worldwide. Through the experiences is why we are so passionate raising C. diff. awareness. The C Diff Foundation was brought to fruition in November 2012 with a mission to educate and advocate for C. diff. infection prevention, treatment, and environmental safety worldwide. We now join the many successful hosts and programs on VoiceAmerica to deliver life-saving information through our program; “C. diff. Spores and More.”