A bundle strategy including patient hand hygiene to decrease clostridium difficile infections.

Journal: Medsurg Nursing : Official Journal Of The Academy Of Medical-Surgical Nurses

Prevention strategies for Clostridium difficile infection traditionally have addressed barrier precautions, environmental disinfection, and health care worker hand hygiene. When applied as a bundle, this approach has been used widely as an evidence-based strategy to prevent hospital-acquired C. difficile infection. Expanding the bundle to include patient hand hygiene is a nurse-driven approach to prevent C. difficile transmission.

Marian Pokrywka, Jody Feigel, Barbara Douglas, Susan Grossberger, Amelia Hensler, David Weber