Effective C. Difficile Containment Relies on Simple Interventions

Hospital-onset C. difficile infection decreased after implementing daily cleaning, health care worker hand hygiene, patient hand hygiene, screening at admission, and patient transfer reduction.

Screenings and daily cleanings with sporicidal disinfectant are effective strategies for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) prevention in hospital settings, according to a recent study.

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied a model of C. difficile transmission in a 200-bed hospital setting in order to evaluate the differences between several interventions and intervention bundles used.

The researchers wrote that the clinical and economic impacts of C. difficile continue to worsen despite intensified efforts to decrease transmission. Many of these transmission prevention bundles vary in terms of strength of evidence and effectiveness, they added. That led to the development of their transmission model.

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