Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile infection (CDI) is a gram-positive, anaerobic, spore-forming bacteria spread through fecal-oral transmission. Efforts to prevent CDI are multifactorial and include antimicrobial stewardship, development of testing criteria, infection prevention strategies such as hand washing, and ensuring meticulous environmental cleaning.
At Regions Hospital, interdisciplinary teams work on developing performance improvement techniques and best practices. We also use human-centered design methodology to address more persistent challenges. Through the human-centered design approach, we utilized Epic decision support to support diagnostic stewardship and sustainable solutions to reduce hospital-acquired C difficile infections.
- Describe the approaches to quality improvement that were used
- Identify 3 components of the c difficile prevention bundle
- List 2 initiatives that were taken to improve c difficile diagnostic stewardship
- Identify examples of human-centered design that supported sustainment of the initiatives
BD is pleased to support the APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention Program and the outstanding and essential work of the Heroes honorees in the field of infection prevention.
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