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Free Webcast, “Preventing the Spread of C. diff”

Patrick Boshell
February 15, 2013
On March 6, 2013, CleanLink.com hosted the webcast, “Preventing the Spread of C. diff,” presented by Rick Macher, director of compliance and research for the Workplace Safety Awareness Council.
Clostridium difficile, commonly known as C. diff, is anything but common when it comes to its effect on hospitals, nursing homes and other health care settings. Causing diarrhea, severe abdominal cramping and pain—and sometimes resulting in in kidney failure or even death—C. diff infects or colonizes 13 out of every 1,000 patients or approximately 7,178 inpatients on any given day, according to a 2008 report by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. The same study claimed C. diff infections cost between $17.6 million to $51.5 million and kill between 165 and 438 patients daily.  
 
As pointed out, adherence to strict hand hygiene along with glove use protocol is critical in reducing the risk of C. diff infection. Read more.... 

 

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