Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Trigger Tool

Publication Date: 27 March 2019

This tool can be used if ever the number of CDI cases on a ward reaches a defined figure to: 

  • ​confirm if an increase in number or severity of cases of CDI is real
  • promptly identify and rectify an errors in the care of patients or in antimicrobial prescribing
  • promptly identif​y and rectify an errors in the provision of a safe patient environment
  • create a culture and systems that minimise risks to susceptible patients
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Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance


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