IPRO offers new opportunity for collaboration with NHs to prevent Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI)

Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

According to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 100,000 Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) develop among residents of U.S. nursing homes each year; 1 out of every three infections occurs in residents 65 years or older; and more than 80% of deaths associated with CDI occur among Americans aged 65 or older. As such, the significance of addressing CDI prevention has come to the forefront of the nursing home industry. NYSHFA supports this IPRO collaborative and suggests members join this partnership to help reduce CDI’s. IPRO will provide a variety of free resources and tools to assist facilities to establish a culture of resident safety through effective and sustainable infection control and prevention systems. See the attached letter for further details and contact information to be a part of the collaborative.

NYSHFA CONTACT:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15