Join Nebraska ASAP and the CDC to raise awareness about this deadly threat and save lives!
Spread the Word, Not C. diff
Join CDC in November for C. diff Awareness Month
to raise awareness about this deadly threat and save lives.
Did you know? Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a germ that causes severe diarrhea, which can be life-threatening. C. diff can affect anyone and is usually associated with recent antibiotic use. CDC estimates that C. diff causes almost half a million infections in the United States each year.
In partnership with the Nebraska Hospital Association, Nebraska ICAP and ASAP are currently hosting a 5-part webinar series on reducing hospital-associated C. diff infection.
- CDI Testing (recorded 9/26/2023)
- CDI Audit and Feedback Processes in Infection Prevention (recorded 10/10/2023)
- Strategies to Improve Environmental Cleaning (recorded 10/24/2023)
- High Risk CDI Medications (recorded 10/31/2023)
- Management of CDI (upcoming 11/16/2023)
Click here to register: Event Registration (nebraskahospitals.org)
Or, listen to the recordings here: Quality Education : Quality and Safety : Nebraska Hospital Association (nebraskahospitals.org)
Visit the ICAP website: Clostridioides difficile – ICAP (nebraskamed.com)
Click here for full webinar information.
Help protect yourself, your family, and your community from C. diff:
Patients & Families—learn:
- Who is at risk for C. diff infection [t.emailupdates.cdc.gov] and what symptoms to look for [t.emailupdates.cdc.gov]
- How you can prevent the spread of C. diff [t.emailupdates.cdc.gov] in the hospital and at home
Healthcare professionals—download, share, and order:
- The latest C. diff guidance and prevention resources [t.emailupdates.cdc.gov]
- The latest C. diff educational resources [t.emailupdates.cdc.gov], including how to optimize antibiotic therapy to minimize the risk of C. diff infection [PDF – 1 Page] [t.emailupdates.cdc.gov]
- FREE print materials [t.emailupdates.cdc.gov] (search “C. diff” under “Programs”, then click “Apply”)
- Answers to frequently asked questions [t.emailupdates.cdc.gov] about C. diff
- Christian Lillis’s blog [t.emailupdates.cdc.gov] about C.diff and the potential risks and harms of antibiotic overuse
Visit CDC’s C. diff [t.emailupdates.cdc.gov] website to learn more.
Infection control plays a critical role in stopping the spread of C. diff in healthcare settings. It’s important that all healthcare personnel understand the infection control actions they should take to stop the spread of germs. CDC’s Project Firstline provides innovative and accessible infection control resources [t.emailupdates.cdc.gov] so you can help keep your patients safe.