Screening for Clostridium difficile Carriers at Hospital Admission Reduces Subsequent C. difficile Infections.

Title

Screening for Clostridium difficile Carriers at Hospital Admission Reduces Subsequent C. difficile Infections.

Creator

Watkins Richard R

Publisher

Infectious Disease Alert

Date

2016
2016-08

Description

Patients admitted to a single hospital were screened for C. difficile carriage and those found to be positive were placed in contact isolation. This led to a significant decrease in hospital-acquired C. difficile infections.

Subject

Canada; Disease Transmission; Handwashing; Hospital Policies; Clostridium Infections – Prevention and Control – Canada; Health Screening – Canada

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

124–125

Issue

11

Volume

35

Citation

Watkins Richard R, “Screening for Clostridium difficile Carriers at Hospital Admission Reduces Subsequent C. difficile Infections.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5847.

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