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Clostridium difficile infection - Resources

AHRQ Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship (2012)

Designed to assist with developing a comprehensive and effective antimicrobial stewardship program to reduce C. difficile and includes tools and resources for leadership assessment, staff attitudes and practices surveys, risk and resource assessment, developing the business case, evaluating antimicrobial use, forms for case control studies, environmental cleaning checklists, UTI guidelines form, medication use template, Pipercililan/Tazobactam de-escalation form, and antimicrobial stewardship interventions with suggested monitoring and measuring impact. Toolkit available at http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/cdifftoolkit/

2012 CDC - Vital Signs: Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections: - Resources for providers and patients

CDC- SHEA-IDSA Compendium resources-Strategies to Prevent Clostridium difficile

IDSA-SHEA Guideline: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile

2008 CDC - Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity
(COCA) resources

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