C. Diff


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AcronymDefinition
C. DiffClostridium difficile (bacterium; also seen as C. Difficile)
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"In the early 2000s, CDI became an epidemic because of the increased use of broad-spectrum antibiotics; this allowed a more toxic strain of C. diff to survive, and rates of morbidity and mortality increased rapidly," says Dr.
C. diff is a live bacterium that can survive on surfaces for only 6 hours.
Then they added C. diff spores to the contents in order to find out how the bacterium may germinate and grow in an actual gut environment.
But when the spores reached the large intestine, where normal gut bacteria generate secondary bile acids, those secondary bile acids stopped the C. diff from growing.
Make sure your facility is following all recommended guidelines for C. diff prevention, such as isolating patients and practicing proper hand hygiene.
"An 80 percent drop in C. diff for us meant many patients didn't get C.
Keeping C. diff spores contained means being vigilant about all the ways it can spread.
Isolating C. diff residents is a lot easier said than done
"Some patients get infected because of C. diff inside their own stomach but others catch it from hospital staff.
The alcohol rub kills everything else but it can't kill C. diff.
Nick Coveney, director of nursing at the hospital, said: "This strain of C. Diff is more virulent than any we've experienced previously."
Director of nursing Nick Coveney said: "This strain of C. Diff is much more virulent than any strain we have experienced previously."