Antibiotic Stewardship in Long-Term Care - Resource

These long-term care resources for Clostridium difficile (CDI) prevention and antibiotic stewardship are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Basic Infection Prevention and Control Library
This library offers resources on disinfection and sterilization, environmental infection control, hand hygiene and isolation precautions.

The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes
These resources offer practical ways to initiate or expand antibiotic stewardship activities in nursing homes.

Clostridium difficile Primer
This modifiable slide deck includes information on appropriate CDI testing, why retesting for CDI is not recommended, an algorithm tool to determine when to test for CDI, and more.

Clostridium difficile Infections Guidelines and Tools
The CDC provides guidelines and tools for the healthcare community to help prevent CDI as well as provide resources to help members of the public safeguard their own health.

Clostridium difficile Infection Information for Patients
These resources provide education and information for patients and families about CDI symptoms, transmission and treatment.

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Surveillance for Clostridrium difficile, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and other Drug-Resistant Infections
These resources provide training, protocols and guidance to support long-term care National Healthcare Safety Network  (NHSN) CDI reporting.