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Process Improvement Discovery Tools

Published: by American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust

Topic: Adverse Drug Event (ADE), Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI), Falls, Pressure Ulcers, Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), Ventilator-Associated Event (VAE), Process Improvement, Sepsis | Resource type: Checklist/Tool

The Process Improvement Discovery Tool is meant to help hospitals provide safer patient care by completing an assessment to identify process improvement opportunities.... read more

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: 2017 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)

Published: by Clinical Infectious Diseases

Topic: Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI), News | Resource type: Guidelines

The 2017 IDSA/SHEA updated guidelines were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases this week and may be accessed here. The authors updated the 2010 guidelines and also added guidance for pediatrics. The new guidelines showcase the ongoing and ever evolving controversy and debate over what is the BEST way to determine whether a patient has C. difficile infection rather than C. difficile colonization. It all starts with culturing practices and assuring that we are not testing patients who have a low probability of having the disease. View... read more

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Practice Treatment Guidelines

Published: by Maryland Campaign for Appropriate Antibiotic Use (CAAUSE), Fort Washington Medical Center

Topic: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI) | Resource type: Guidelines

Modifiable treatment guideline for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria focusing on culture and antibiotic stewardship. Please click the link below to visit this page to download or view this resource. Download Now