Report : Clostridium Difficile Infection Is On The Rise By Clostridium Difficile

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As nurses we have many responsibilities and duty requirements. On a daily basis we treat, provide management, and assist our patients to returning to their baseline health status. Nurses promote healthy habits and most importantly educate our patients on disease prevention, infection control and proper health maintenance. Although, the only way to effectively do so falls on the nurse 's responsibility to remain up to date with current nursing practice and most importantly evidence-based practice. Nurses advance on research and evidence-based practice which provide their patients with positive outcomes and can be achieved by reading nursing journals and scholarly articles.
According to Kenneley (2014) in the article "Clostridium difficile infection is on the rise", Clostridium difficile is a bacterial organism that can be found in a small percentage of individuals alongside the natural flora of the digestive system; it produces spores, which can live for long periods of time outside of the body and due to their nature are excreted within fecal matter (Kenneley, 2014, p. 63).
C. difficile is increasing in frequency among individual populations which were previously considered to be low risk for contracting this infection (Kenneley, 2014, p. 62). It is also believed that the current strain of C. difficile is far more deadly and resistant to many antibiotics that are usually used in the treatment of the infection. In the article, C. difficile is said to be brought on by…

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