Using the Waterlow tool to predict Clostridium difficile infection risk in hospital settings.

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dc.contributor.author Tanner, Judith
dc.contributor.author Khan, Debra
dc.contributor.author Timmons, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-30T14:08:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-30T14:08:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-14
dc.identifier.citation Tanner J., Khan D., Timmons S. (2010) Using the Waterlow tool to predict Clostridium difficile infection risk in hospital settings. Nursing Times 106 (36) pp. 20-22 en
dc.identifier.issn 0954-7762
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/4828
dc.description.abstract Clostridium difficile is the most important cause of infectious healthcare acquired diarrhoea and is a public concern. Many acute and primary care trusts are working to further reduce rates of C.difficile and targets have been set. Global reduction strategies include prudent antibiotic prescribing and intensive cleaning programmes. While risk assessment tools for C. difficile exist, they are not easy to in hospital. This article introduces an inexpensive and easy to use assessment tool and outlines how nurses can apply a reduction strategy using it to identify patients who are at risk on admission and then target interventions to reduce this risk en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Emap en
dc.subject Clostridium difficle en
dc.subject Risk assessment en
dc.subject Waterlow en
dc.subject Infection control en
dc.title Using the Waterlow tool to predict Clostridium difficile infection risk in hospital settings. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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