Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship
and C.difficile Prevention Toolkit

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The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
Quality Initiatives Department Health Care Associated
Infection Prevention Managers
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Antibiotics represent the greatest risk factor for the development of CDI. While appropriate for treatment of many infectious diseases, antibiotics are often overused and misused. Antibiotics disturb normal bowel flora and place the patient at risk of acquiring Clostridioides difficile colonization and/or infection. Antibiotic Stewardship Programs (ASP) have been shown to be an integral part of a CDI reduction program.

The purpose of this toolkit is help facilities incorporate evidence-based research into their practices and measure their effectiveness. Process and outcome measures will be collected and trended.

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Focus Area: C. difficile / Antimicrobial Stewardship / MDRO, All-Cause Harm / Culture of Safety / High Reliability