Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile)
How is the C. difficile rate calculated?
The infection rate is calculated as a rate per 1,000 patient days. “Total number of patient days” represents the sum of the number of days during which services were provided to all inpatients during the given time period.
The rate is calculated as follows:
Number of new hospital acquired cases of C. difficile in our facility x 1000
Total number of patient days (for one month)
Chart 1: Hospital Acquired Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Rates at Markham Stouffville April 2015- March 2017
The chart above shows the rate of Hospital Acquired Clostridium difficile Infections in blue line. The red line shows Markham Stouffville Reporting Threshold, and green identifies Ontario average.
Table 1: Chart 1: Number of Hospital Acquired CDI at Markham Stouffville April 2015- March 2017
The table above shows the numbers of Hospital Acquired Clostridium difficile Infections in period between April 2015 - September 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have C. difficile diarrhea it is preferred that you be moved to a private room until you are free from diarrhea for at least two days. Your activities outside the room will be restricted. All healthcare providers who enter your room will wear gowns and gloves. Your visitors may also be asked to wear gowns and gloves. Everyone must clean their hands when leaving your room. Always wash your hands after using the bathroom.
Markham Stouffville Hospital has also implemented the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Just Clean Your Hands and Clean Hands Protect Lives hand hygiene initiatives and has taken many measures to improve our hand hygiene compliance including:
- conducting internal reviews
- holding staff education sessions
- installing additional hand hygiene product throughout the hospital
- participating in a poster campaign
If you have any questions about the quality indicators please call 905-472-7373 extension 6199
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