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Case of the Month - May 2013

Joy Cleghorn, ICSSA treasurer, FIDSSA Nursing representative & National Infection Prevention and Control Risk Manager Life Healthcare


The following case scenario serves to introduce the topic of the testing, treatment and prevention and control required for Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)


11 patients in a long-term care facility were reported with CDI over a 3 month period. All patients were appropriately treated and of these, 2 of the patients experienced recurrent CDI. The purpose of this document is to discuss the implementation of more stringent infection prevention and control measures together with increased environmental cleaning, based on literature research and evaluation of evidence-based practice.

Question 1: What is CDI

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