C-Diff - page 2

Are you seeing a lot of C-Diff? There has been so much lately, it seems. Not knowing a whole lot about it and researching it online, some articles say "no cure" others read antibiotics are making... Read More

  1. by   jajwalker05
    Quote from tryin4newlife
    We have cases of cdiff from time to time. seems like it goes in spells. I always glove and gown when I go into a cdiff room. We always have designated equipement in the room on contact precautions (own thermometer etc). In addition, you must wash with soap and water when leaving the room. I see so many doctors entering cdiff rooms without gowns or gloves carrying charts etc into the rooms - even though hospital staff may follow contact precautions sometimes the physicians just don't....Anyone else find this in their institution?





    yes! I'm a cna at my local hospitals, and your right the docs do not follow any protocall on the ISO rooms. are staff are unknowleged about the super bugs, including myself. I was just informed today, that C-diff could not be destroyed with Acohol rubs! after 6 weeks of not knowing that, I can't help but to think I helped spread this too! At least I'm educating myself now!!
  2. by   tryingtohaveitall
    Quote from jajwalker05
    yes! I'm a cna at my local hospitals, and your right the docs do not follow any protocall on the ISO rooms. are staff are unknowleged about the super bugs, including myself. I was just informed today, that C-diff could not be destroyed with Acohol rubs! after 6 weeks of not knowing that, I can't help but to think I helped spread this too! At least I'm educating myself now!!
    Thanks for bringing this point up. Recently we had a "run" on c. diff and they ended up taking the alcohol sanitizer out of the area where these patients were, as a reminder to everyone to use soap & water.
  3. by   blondy2061h
    We almost never see c-diff, thank God. Maybe 1 case in 6 months.

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