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02 Oct 2017 Guidance on Prevention and Control of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in Health and Social Care Settings in Scotland

A revised version of the Guidance on Prevention and Control of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in Health and Social Care Settings in Scotland has been published.

The guidance is based on a systematic literature review undertaken by HPS and NHSScotland colleagues to evaluate any new evidence published since 2014 within the areas of infection prevention and control, treatment and management of CDI patients, probiotics for the treatment and prevention of CDI, community CDI, and risk factors for CDI and its recurrence. Any recommendations on infection prevention and control have been aligned with the Scottish National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM), and the draft (2017) ‘Updated ESCMID Guidelines for prevention of Clostridium difficile infection’.

The revised version replaces the “Guidance on Prevention and Control of Clostridium difficile Associated Disease in Healthcare Settings in Scotland” issued in October 2014.