C. difficile

Germ that can cause diarrhea; most cases of C. difficile infection occur in patients taking antibiotics.

Preventing Transmission of Clostridium difficile in Healthcare Settings

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Safeguarding the Healthcare Environment Against Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a spore-forming bacterium capable of causing gastrointestinal conditions ranging from diarrhea to colitis. Twenty years...

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Turning Data into Action for Automated Proactive HAI Surveillance

Infection prevention (IP) programs that depend primarily on paper-based, manual, and retrospective surveillance processes and on reports for aggregation with...

Take Aim at Surgical Site Infections

Why It Matters: Timely incision management can help reduce the human and economic costs of SSIs. Complications with incision healing lead...

Identifying and Addressing Risks for SSIs and CLABSIs

Infection preventionists are being asked to identify ways to help address some their organizations’ most pressing challenges, such as reducing...

Summary of State CRE Reporting Requirements

Learn more about the summary of state CRE reporting requirements.

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Case Study: 25-Hospital IDN Addresses Risks for SSIs and CLABSIs

Infection prevention is a top priority in acute care facilities due to mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), potential reimbursement...

The Case for a Horizontal Approach: IPs Share their Success Story for VRE and MRSA

There is an important place for both the horizontal, as well as the vertical approach to preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)....

Lessons Learned: Questions and Concerns Regarding Safety of Endoscopes and Validity of Manufacturer Guidance

Reports of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections related to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscopes raised concerns among infection prevention experts, federal...

Endoscope and Chlorhexidine Gluconate Crosswalks: Critical Guideline Review

It can be challenging for infection preventionists to find time to comb through the barrage of infection prevention guidelines and...