Clostridium difficile--Associated Disease

Pelleschi, Maria E.
February 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2008, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p27
Academic Journal
The article discusses the diagnosis, prevention, treatment for Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) and the nursing care required for patients with CDAD. CDAD is diagnosed based on signs and symptoms. Three elements are required for the prevention of CDAD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for preventing CDAD. Various drug treatments are suggested for CDAD and their efficacy. There are several goals of nursing care for CDAD patients.


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