This provided document is an assessment of the current cleaning/disinfection procedures of C. difficile in long-term care facilities. Within is a provided survey for the current activities of healthcare professionals employed in this field as caregivers.
Documentation further goes on to note:
- C. difficile spores, surviving for a long time on objects and surfaces, play a role in the spread of C.difficile infections (CDI).
- Appropriate cleaning and disinfection of the environment and equipment is an essential strategy for reducing CDI.
- Nursing homes should have educational programs, policies, and procedures that outline schedules and responsibilities for cleaning practices.