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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new toolkit to help facilities implement an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) that specifically targets C. difficile.


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Date Added: 01/02/2014
Date Last Modified: 09/28/2016

This website of the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality provides HAI resources including an updated CDI toolkit that can be used to assist hospitals with reducing CDIs.


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Date Added: 10/15/2012
Date Last Modified: 01/06/2015

This one pager provides suggestive steps that can be considered in developing an antimicrobial stewardship program.


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Date Added: 05/19/2013
Date Last Modified: 01/06/2015

This continuing education activity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focuses on overcoming and addressing barriers to implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs in the hospital setting.


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Date Added: 03/23/2012
Date Last Modified: 01/06/2015

The TMF Quality Innovation Network developed this business case for acute care hospitals and other providers to use to help raise awareness about the need to prevent and reduce healthcare-associated infections, in particular Clostridium difficile in intensive care units (ICUs) and non-ICU settings.


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Date Added: 10/27/2014
Date Last Modified: 10/27/2014

This executive summary provides information on guidelines for developing an institutional program to enhance antimicrobial stewardship, which includes appropriate selection, dosing, route and duration of antimicrobial therapy.


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Date Added: 05/01/2013
Date Last Modified: 10/26/2014

This article provides information on C. difficile infections, which is on the rise, and resources for patients, clinicians, facilities and health departments.


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Date Added: 06/01/2014
Date Last Modified: 06/01/2014

According to an article in Infection Control Today , a dedicated daily cleaning crew who adequately clean and disinfect hospital rooms contaminated by Clostridium difficile (C. diff) using a standardized process can be more effective than other disinfection interventions. A study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology examined various infection-control procedures through three intervention sequences.


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Date Added: 06/01/2014
Date Last Modified: 06/01/2014

On June 20, Infection Control Today reported that Rhode Island Hospital has reduced the incidence of health care-associated Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections by 70 percent through successive implementation of five rigorous interventions.


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Date Added: 06/01/2014
Date Last Modified: 06/01/2014

On May 1, Infection Control Today reported testing patients upon hospital admission can identify nearly three out of four asymptomatic carriers of Clostridium difficile (C. diff), according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.


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Date Added: 06/01/2014
Date Last Modified: 06/01/2014

This video shows how easy it is for hospital-acquired infections like MRSA and Clostridium difficile to be spread.


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Date Added: 07/07/2013
Date Last Modified: 05/20/2014

This abstract focuses on a study on three sequentially tiered interventions that were implemented to determine the impact on disinfection of Clostridium difficile isolation rooms.


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Date Added: 06/30/2013
Date Last Modified: 05/15/2014

This investigational report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focuses on health care exposures for Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs), the percentage of CDIs that occur in health care settings other than hospitals and whether prevention programs actually reduce CDIs.


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Date Added: 03/29/2012
Date Last Modified: 12/05/2013

This article in The New England Journal of Medicine features a study conducted to identify host and bacterial factors associated with health care–acquired C. difficile infection and colonization.


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Date Added: 11/21/2011
Date Last Modified: 12/05/2013

This article on antibiotic resistance threats focuses on the growing danger of the overuse of antibiotics that has helped create bacteria that are outliving the drugs used to treat them.


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Date Added: 11/20/2013
Date Last Modified: 11/20/2013

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