Clostridium Difficile: A Case Study

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146 words
146 words

Infection control has long been an issue in nursing dating back to the Crimean War and Florence Nightingale’s efforts to promote sanitary practices. Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection is often easily contracted from one person to another, even with the use of proper isolation precautions and hand hygiene. Antimicrobial resistant microorganisms, such as resistant C. difficile leads to increased health care costs, hospitalizations, and the potential spread of nosocomial Clostridium difficile to other patients and nurses alike. Despite nurses’ efforts reduce the spread of infection, outbreaks in nursing facilities and recurrent C. difficile infections are common. Persistent C. difficile infections are challenging to treat and are

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