Submitted by Pablo Retana on August 25, 2015 11:58
That does not mean that you should leave a person infected with Clostridium difficile (C. diff) to their own devices. What it means is that all employees must wash hands, starting with the caregiver. Speaking of hands, on the one hand elderly individuals, people with certain medical conditions, and people with weakened immune systems are at an increased risk of getting C. diff – that is, people who are most likely already under the supervision of a caregiver. On the other hand, this germ is transmitted from one person to another when Person A does not wash his or her hands after touching a feces-contaminated surface (toilets, bed pans, commode chairs, bed rails, rectal thermometers) and then touches an object that comes in contact with Person B’s mouth.