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Slide Show: Clostridium difficile prevention

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Infections from Clostridium difficile bacteria is a patient safety concern in all types of medical facilities, not just hospitals as traditionally thought, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  While many healthcare-associated infections declined in the past decade, C. difficile infection rates and deaths climbed to historic highs. This slide show presents information from the CDC's Vital Signs report and offers suggestions for CDI prevention. 

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