Learn what can be done about C. Diff

February 8, 2017

C. difficile infections are a common form of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). According to the CDC, C. difficile caused almost half a million infections in the U.S. in 2011, with 29,000 individuals dying within 30 days of initial diagnosis.

The Peggy Lillis Foundation (PLF) provides 5 strategies and actions to reduce the occurrence of C. diff. PLF urges physicians, policy-makers, and citizens to take the following actions:

  1. Increase rapid diagnosis and treatment of CDI patients
  2. Decrease Overuse and Misuse of Antibiotics
  3. Increase sanitation and hand hygiene
  4. Increase reporting and surveillance
  5. Increase awareness and bust myths

To read more, the full article can be accessed here.

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