C. diff   Guidelines and Prevention Resources

CDC Expert Commentaries

Dr. Nimalie Stone Medscape video

Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing HomesExternal
Dr. Nimalie Stone talks about antimicrobial stewardship in nursing homes. Improving the use of antibiotics to protect patients and reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance is a national priority.

Dr. Nimalie Stone Medscape video

Dying From C diff: Who Is Most Vulnerable?External
Dr. Nimalie Stone talks about a new study that indicates that the risks for C. difficile infection and death increase with age in every setting.

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Refining Our Approach to Clostridium difficile PreventionExternal
Practical strategies to reduce C. diff in healthcare settings:
•  antibiotic stewardship
•  C. diff testing
•  isolation and infection control
•  environmental cleaning
•  communication