Prevention and control of CDI
There are a number of strategies that health service organisations can implement to prevent and control the transmission of CDI. Many of these strategies may also be applicable in the community and primary healthcare settings.
Information and resources for healthcare workers and consumers
A factsheet has been produced for consumers.
Resources to support Australian healthcare workers manage, treat and control CDI include:
- ASID updated guidelines for the management of Clostridium difficile infection in adults and children in Australia and New Zealand (IMJ April 2016)
- ASID/ACIPC position statement Infection control for patients with Clostridium difficile infection in healthcare facilities (2018)
- PHLN CDI laboratory case definition
The following resources include information that can assist with prevention and control of CDI in health service organisations.