Infection Control Corner: Requirements in Responsive Change

Let’s dissect a change issue: A patient with Clostridium difficile (C-diff), the disruption of normal healthy bacteria in the colon, often from antibiotics, is discharged to a long-term care facility. According to Darrel Hicks, environmental services director at GCI Certified, the next patient admitted to that same room is 40 percent more likely to get the same potentially deadly bacteria. Hicks goes on to state that breaking the chain of the C-diff infection requires several elements:

a certified EVS tech, the right disinfectant, the best-in-class microfiber products, the right amount of time to process the room and an environmental checklist for monitoring terminal cleaning.” 

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