UCSF Clostridium difficile Infection Prevention

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UCSF strives to prevent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) among our patients through a collaborative and multidisciplinary effort.  Below are some resources and materials that can be used to help reduce the risk of CDI among our patients.


CDI Bundle & Audit Data Entry Tool


CDI Myths/Facts                                      Resources 

1. Introduction                                                                                          Diarrhea Decision Tree (DDT)

2. Diarrhea Definition                                                                               Bristol Stool Chart                                   

3. Colonization                                                                                         CDI FAQ

4. Use of Antibiotics                                                                                 Patient Education: English or Spanish

5. "Gel In, Wash Out!"                                                                              Hand Hygiene Videos:

6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)                                                Hand Hygiene using Soap and Water      

7. Putting on and taking off PPE                                                            Hand Hygiene using Alcohol Based Hand Rub (ABHR)

8. Cleaning                                                                                               For Contact Precautions:

9. Contact Precautions                                                                             Putting on personal protective equipment for Contact Precautions 

10. Stethoscopes                                                                                     Removing personal protective equipment for Contact Precautions

11. Visitors PPE                                                                                        PPE training in slide presentation format

12. CDI Webpage Highlights 



Enteric Contact Isolation Sign
Place in clear pocket, front of isolation caddy

Wash Hands with Water and Soap on Exit:
Place on alcohol foam dispenser inside patient room to obstruct usage

Staff Education 




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