Returning to work after C. Diff

  1. 0 Hi fellow nurses,
    I am a nurse who was unfortunate to have surgery, be on antibiotics, and contract Clostridium difficile. I was wondering how long I need to wait before returning to work. I have heard 48 hours after being on antibiotics and no longer experiencing diarrhea. Does this sound right?
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    puroticorico has '2' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Endoscopy, ICU, Infectious Disease'. From 'Chicago, IL, US'; Joined Apr '10; Posts: 44; Likes: 10.

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  4. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    What does your doctor say?

    I know in my hospital you have to have three formed bowel movements to be taken off isolation precautions after the lab has given the OK.
  5. Visit  dianah profile page
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    So sorry to hear about the postop complication of C. diff!
    I hope you are feeling better.

    Your questions, though, are best answered by your PCP.
    Per the Terms of Service, members of this site are unable to give medical advice.

    Best to you!


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