· You are caring for a patient with c-diff as part of your workload assignment. Discuss what c-diff is and how it is transmitted (how you can get it)?

· What actions will you take as a nurse to protect yourself and the other patients on the unit when taking care of your patient?


You should include a minimum of 3 scholarly references. Include a title page, in-text citations, and a reference page in APA format.


Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.docx” extension to the filename.)


Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile or CDI) is a type of infection that is caused by a bacterium and commonly occurs in the gastrointestinal tract. The symptoms of CDI can range from mild diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon, also known as colitis. The infection is most commonly acquired in healthcare settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities, but can also occur in the community (Barbut, 2017).

C. difficile is transmitted through the fecal-oral route, which means that it can be spread from person to person through contaminated surfaces, such as bed linens, clothing, or bathroom fixtures. The bacterium produces spores known as spores, or spores, which can survive on environmental surfaces for prolonged periods of time, increasing the risk of transmission to others (Petrof et al., 2013).

As a nurse taking care of a patient with CDI, it is important to follow standard precautions to prevent the spread of the infection to others. These actions include:

  1. Washing your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  2. Wearing personal protective equipment, such as gloves and gowns, when entering the patient’s room.
  3. Cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces that may be contaminated with the patient’s bodily fluids, such as bed linens, clothing, and bathroom fixtures.
  4. Isolating the patient, if possible, to prevent transmission to others.
  5. Educating yourself and others about the symptoms and transmission of CDI and the importance of following standard precautions to prevent its spread (McDonald et al., 2018).


Barbut, F. (2017). Clostridium difficile infection. Journal of Hospital Infection, 95(2), 87-95. doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2016.11.012

McDonald, L. C., Gerding, D. N., Johnson, S., Bakken, J. S., Carroll, K. C., Coffin, S. E., . . . Kristoff, Z. (2018). Clinical practice guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection in adults and children: 2017 update by the infectious diseases society of America (IDSA) and society for healthcare epidemiology of America (SHEA). Clinical Infectious Diseases, 66(7), e1-e48. doi:10.1093/cid/cix1085

Petrof, E. O., Gloor, G. B., Vanner, S., Weese, S. J., Catrenich, C. E., Daignault, D., & Yagi, T. (2013). Stool microbiota composition differs between patients with Clostridium difficile infection and healthy individuals. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 62(Pt 8), 1110-1118. doi:10.1099/jmm.0.052375-0

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with Boom Grades
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
world civilization
Thank you for the quick response
Customer 452509, June 27th, 2021
english comp
Great paper and done before the deadline. Thank you
Customer 452509, June 15th, 2021
Thank you so much this looks great !!!!
Customer 452585, November 4th, 2023
Great content.
Customer 452549, February 8th, 2022
Public Health
Thank you so much !!
Customer 452589, November 28th, 2023
Classic English Literature
Absolutely LOVE the essay I received. I really appreciate it so much.
Customer 452529, October 25th, 2021
English comp
Got a 94% thank you!
Customer 452509, June 27th, 2021
English 101
perfect! thanks!
Customer 452543, December 1st, 2021
Classic English Literature
Awesome Job... you are the best!
Customer 452531, November 27th, 2021
Exercise Science
Thank you so much for your time.
Customer 452545, December 5th, 2021
Religious studies
I recommend this service they always help. I got an A in this project thanks.
Customer 452507, October 5th, 2021
Classic English Literature
Great Work as Usual. Thank you . I received an A on the paper!
Customer 452531, November 9th, 2021
Customer reviews in total
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
Customers referred by a friend
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat