N.Y. hospital reduce C. diff rates with process changes

March 12, 2020

Four changes to processes helped Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital cut its Clostridium difficile infection rates, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.

A study published in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety linked the improvement to:

• Implementing IT-based alerts on correct protocols

• An antimicrobial stewardship program

• Enhancing monitoring for room turnovers

• Staff education 

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