C. diff. Global Tele-Support Program Welcomes C. diff. Survivors, Patients, Families, Clinicians and All

CdiffGlobalSupportFThe  C. diff. Global Community Tele-Support  program was developed for patients diagnosed with this gastrointestinal infection, for their families, clinicians, C. diff. survivors continuing their recovery from a prolonged illness and any individual seeking support and information are welcome to register.

 

 

C. difficile (C. diff.) infections caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year, according to a 2015 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In  addition, an estimated 15,000 deaths are directly attributable to C. difficile infections, making them a substantial cause of infectious disease death in the United States.

These tele-support sessions are focused on:
Nutrition, Mental Health, The Who – What – Where of C. difficile infections,
Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) general information, and more.

The support sessions are lead by fellow-C. diff. Survivors and Healthcare Professionals
with first hand experience and knowledge of topics being discussed.

This program is beneficial to families, patients, and healthcare professionals alike.

Please feel free to offer this program information to others to listen in or participate.
Share the page with friends/family members afflicted with a C. difficile infections
and many other long-term illnesses.

This program is free of charge and available Nationwide and is accessible from 57 Countries.

*To view the complete Country/City Listing please visit the C Diff Foundation Website http://www.cdifffoundation.org  and it can be located under the Top Tab Heading “C diff Support.”

 

Support is never singled out to one diagnosis and is only a phone call away

For the month of  MARCH  the following  Support Sessions are available:

Monday, March 7st:  Host – Angela Martin, a  retired healthcare professional and
fellow-C. diff. Survivor.  Topic:  The session will provide general  information and support related to Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) as an alternative and promising treatment (not yet FDA approved with clinical data pending), for C. difficile infections (CDI).  Discussions will be focused on information for pre- and post-FMT and failed FMT’s for patients, families, and clinicians worldwide.   Join Angela’s support session on the first Tuesday each month
via: Teleconference at 1:00 p.m. Central Time

Wednesday, March 9th: Host – Lisa Hurka-Covington, a fellow-C. diff. Survivor.
Topic: The session will provide mutual support related to depression and anxiety created by long term illnesses.  Join Lisa to discuss the importance of supporting mental health with physical healthcare on the second  Wednesday each month via: Teleconference at 2:30 p.m.
Eastern Time

Friday, March 11h: Host – Scott Battles, a fellow-C. diff. Survivor.   Topic: The session will provide answers to questions with the introduction to a C. diff. infection.  Join Scott with fellow patients, families, and C. diff.
survivors on the second  Friday each month  via: Teleconference at 7:00 p.m.
Central Time

Colorado Physical Venue Support Group:  Colorado C. diff. Support Group,  Hosted by  a fellow-C.diff. Survivor, Roy Poole,  on the Third Tuesday of each month.  The session will provide discussions about C. diff. introduction, C. diff. Research and development in progress, and hope.  Join Roy and fellow patients, families, and C. diff. survivors  on March 15th at  the Arvada Covenant Church,  5555 Ward Rd , Arvada, CO from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
Mountain Time.

Thursday, March 17th: : Host – Karen Factor, MS, RD   Topic: The session  will provide discussions focused on  Nutrition during a C. diff. infection (CDI) and how to manage nutrition and hydration.  Join Karen  the third Thursday each month  via: Teleconference at 7:00 p.m.
Eastern Time

Monday, March 28th: Hosts – Dr’s Caterina Oneto, MD & Dr. Paul Feuerstadt, MD
Topic:  Doctors Oneto and Feuerstadt will discuss C. difficile Infections; The What, Where and How There will be opportunities to ask a  brief question to the physicians.  We appreciate Dr.’s Oneto and Feuerstadt for donating their time to discuss C. difficile Infections and to provide information regarding prevention, treatments available, and environmental safety products available.   Join their support session via: Teleconference at 6:00 p.m
Eastern Time

NOTE:  The Physicians will not prescribe, diagnose, or provide medical assessment answers to any individuals participating in their support session.  Please contact the Physician providing care for a C. diff. Infection or other diagnosis that are being treated.    Thank you.

To register for any of the above sessions please provide us with the following information and  you will receive an e-mail in return with the support session Teleconferencing number and Conference ID number.

Or Telephone the office to register   U.S. Hot-Line:  1-844-367-2343,
International: 1-919-201-1512

Thank you for providing your Support Session Choice  to participate in a community support session.

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