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Clostridium difficile Infection Is on the Rise

Kenneley,, Irena L. PhD, APRN-BC, CIC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000444501.54723.5b
Emerging Infections
Abstract

The emergence of an epidemic strain makes prevention and early diagnosis critical.

In Brief

A review of C. difficile's mode of transmission, its signs and symptoms, and the actions nurses can take to reduce its spread.

Author Information

Irena L. Kenneley is a clinical nurse specialist and an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact author: irena.kenneley@case.edu. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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