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Clostridium difficile: Hiding in Plain Sight?

Posted by Frances (Fran) K. Canty, MA, BSN, RN, VA-BC™ on Aug 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Clostridium difficile - Hiding in Plain Sight?

Healthcare workers are hypersensitive to the dreaded words, Clostridium difficile (C. diff.). Like a category 5 hurricane, its impact can be devastating in the healthcare environment. With a steadily rising global incidence of infection and subsequent increase in mortality, C. diff. is recognized as one of the most important pathogens in hospital and community healthcare settings. [1, 2].

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