Download new Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections

The new edition of the Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections has been revised and expanded by a team of experts in the field of infection prevention and is now available as a free online download. It features up-to-date research and guidance on the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI), and incorporates current regulations. Included are an overview of CDI, strategies for prevention, considerations for specific patient populations, and evolving practices. 

Topics include:

  • C. difficile in pediatrics and skilled nursing facilities
  • The pathogenesis and changing epidemiology of CDI diagnosis
  • Environmental control
  • New and emerging technologies

A practical resource for IPs and anyone who cares for patients with C. difficile or in facilities with patients who are being treated for C. difficile, the CDI guide informs and supports implementation efforts with tools and examples to help apply preventative measures. The easy-to-read format includes tools for hand hygiene monitoring, environmental cleaning, and isolation compliance. 

The 2013 updated Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections is sponsored by an educational grant from Clorox Healthcare.

About APIC Implementation Guides

APIC Implementation Guides (formerly Elimination Guides) provide practical, evidence-based strategies for surveillance and elimination of infection. Implementation Guides are created to provide infection preventionists with practical, “how-to” information and online tools and resources that encompass the latest research and regulatory requirements.  Open access to this new addition to the APIC Implementation Guide series ensures that this information, critical to the care of our patients, is available to the widest possible audience.