Using a sporicidal disinfectant everywhere is not the solution to ongoing Clostridium difficile transmission

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM CDT 

This session will address issues around Clostridium difficile (CD) transmission. Jim will talk about the multiple factors that can impact ongoing CD transmission.  Use of a sporicidal disinfectant every day, and everywhere, to reduce the risk of CD and other healthcare associated pathogens is overkill if a facility has not addressed other risk factors.  Using guidelines from SHEA IDSA, as well as evidence-based studies demonstrating the effectiveness of measures to reduce CD rates, Jim will outline the rationale behind why facilities need to look at a multi-faceted approach vs. simply a change to a sporicidal disinfectant everywhere, and address how the healthcare practices, products, and compliance can effectively and efficiently reduce transmission rates.

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand Clostridium difficile (CD) and its impact
  • Be able to list several factors that can lead to ongoing CD transmission.
  • Understand some basic and best practices, to address the risk of CD in a healthcare environment.
  • Appreciate when changing a disinfectant makes sense
  • See demonstrated performance of the balance of product, practices and compliance towards improving results, without the risks associated with using a sporicidal disinfectant everywhere.