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Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship

Tools and Resources

Purpose: Examples of tools that participating facilities used to train and track compliance with environmental cleaning infection prevention practices

Source: Adapted from GNYHA/UHF C. difficile Collaborative

Instructions: Could be used as template for development of similar tool to be used at health care facilities

Checklist to show room observations, such as type of cleaning and what was cleaned (door knobs, light switches, phone, etc.)

Infection Prevention checklist showing use of precautions, such as contact precautions, signs, dedicated rectal thermometer.

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Page last reviewed September 2012
Internet Citation: Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship: Tools and Resources. September 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/cdifftoolkit/cdiffl2tools3.html