Clostridium difficile Toolkit for Long-term Care Facilities - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Clostridium difficile Toolkit for Long-term Care Facilities

This toolkit for C. diff infection (CDI) prevention and management in long-term care facilities provides resources in six topic areas: prepare, detect, contain, clean, prevent, and educate.

On this page:
Prepare
Detect
Contain
Clean
Prevent
Educate

Prepare

  • Clostridium difficile Background
    C. diff is a gram positive, anaerobic bacterium that is linked to 29,000 deaths per year.
  • Make a Team
    Preventing and managing CDI requires coordination among many stakeholders. Having an interdisciplinary team facilitates a swift and thorough response.
  • Example CDI Prevention and Control Policy (Word)
    Creating a comprehensive C. diff policy can help to prevent and control cases. This is an example policy that long-term care facilities can customize.
  • CDI Response Algorithm (PDF)
    Use this algorithm to enact a proper rapid response to a potential C. diff infection.

Detect

Contain

Clean

Prevent

Educate

Updated Friday, 09-Aug-2019 12:04:25 CDT