This provided document is an assessment of the current containment 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 infection (CDI) is a common cause of acute diarrhea in nursing homes.
- Individuals with CDI serve as a source for bacterial spread to others, through the contamination of a caregiver’s hands and shared equipment.
- Rapid containment through the implementation of contact precautions for symptomatic residents can reduce contamination.