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Health Care Facility Administrators Can:

  • Support better testing practices, tracking, and reporting of infections and prevention efforts.
  • Ensure policies for rapid detection and isolation of patients with C. difficile are in place and followed.
  • Assess hospital cleaning to be sure it is performed thoroughly, and augment this as needed using an Environmental Protection Agency-approved, spore-killing disinfectant in rooms where C. difficile patients are treated.
  • Notify other healthcare facilities about infectious diseases when patients transfer, especially between hospitals and nursing homes.
  • Participate in a regional C. difficile prevention effort.


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Guidelines and Recommendations

See Guidelines and Recommendations on the Clinicians page.


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