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C. difficile infections are usually a regional problem since patients transfer back and forth between facilities, such as from nursing homes to a hospital, which allows the disease to spread.  Health departments have the ability and authority to work with many types of healthcare facilities, and therefore have a unique opportunity to coordinate comprehensive prevention programs in their state or area.

Clostridium difficile Infections Tools

Evaluating Environmental Cleaning

States and Communities Can:

  • Encourage health care facilities to track and share data using CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network.
  • Develop regional C. difficile prevention projects with many types of facilities.
  • Help health care facilities in their prevention efforts.
  • Provide a standardised form for facilities to use during patient transfers, especially between hospitals and nursing homes.

Collaboration Primer

Guidelines and Recommendations

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