New prevention methods for Clostridium difficile on a horizon for post-acute care facilities rely in part on infection control, according to an article on the Contagion Live website.
Infection control in the hospital and post-acute care can be challenging. C. diff spores can last on surfaces for months.
They’re also very hard to remove with routine cleaning agents, so the quaternary ammonium compounds that most hospitals and long-term care facilities use for disinfection aren’t effective against C. difficile spores, neither is the alcohol [sanitizer] that we all use, the article said.
One way that post-acute care facilities can prevent C. diff infection through infection control is through really good cleaning. This is, daily disinfection with bleach.
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