Power of Poop: Fecal Transplants and the Future of Medicine

Author(s): Rodriguez Anna M

Contact Hours 0.92

CERP A 0.92

Expires Dec 31, 2023

Topics: Infectious Disease

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

When a critically ill patient contracts Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), it can be a life or death situation. This session discusses the current use of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) and its role in treating C. diff that doesn't respond to traditional antibiotic therapies. Attendees learn about preparation, delivery methods, ongoing clinical trials and what challenges may present in making FMT accessible to those who need it.


  • Discuss the physical and financial burden of recurrent C. diff.
  • Identify various routes to administer a fecal transplant.
  • List at least two medical conditions that fecal transplants may help with, pending investigational clinical trials.

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Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 0.00 contact hours.

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