For this forum, share your current facilities nurse driven clostridium difficile protocol. If your hospital does not have a protocol, please share one that you found online. Discuss the importance of proper clostridium difficile testing.
Review the following article: Antimicrobial stewardship: The role of the nurse] . Discuss antibiotic resistance and the nurse’s role in antimicrobial stewardship. Give a brief report on your own hospital’s antibiotic stewardship program and if nursing is an active discipline on this committee.
Lastly, please locate and share one of the latest non-antibiotic interventions for the treatment of clostridium difficile.
Ladenheim, D., Rosembert, D., Hallam, C., & Micallef, C. (2013). Antimicrobial stewardship: The role of the nurse. Nursing Standard (through 2013), 28(6), 46. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy2.apus.edu/10.7748/ns2013…
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