Managing a Difficult Infection

Posted by Marybeth Spanarkel on November 15, 2019

The “difficile” in Clostridium difficile is a French word meaning “difficult.” The name choice was no accident. C. diff, now known as Clostridiodes difficile, is the most common hospital-acquired infection, with 453,000 cases and 29,300 deaths reported annually. Since 2000, there has been a marked increase in the number and severity of cases.

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Topics: nurse, nursing, patient safety, C. diff, C. difficile, infection, CDI

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