Foundation teams with UNT Health Science Center on C-Diff project

Researchers from the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation and the University of North Texas (UNT) Health Science Center have teamed together to present results of a Clostridium difficile (C-Diff) project at the 91st Annual Texas Public Health Association’s Education Conference, Feb. 23-25 at the Omni Southpark Hotel in Austin.

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The DFWHC Foundation and UNT Health Science Center conducted environmental screenings to investigate the prevalence of C-Diff in healthcare settings. Hospitals, primary care clinics and nursing homes were recruited for the study. Samples taken from such “high-touch” areas as computer keyboards, light switches, bed-rails, door knobs and toilet handles were processed for detection of C-Diff spores. The study will identify the scope of education and awareness as well as the efficiency of cleaning and infection control measures.

For information on the DFWHC Foundation’s ongoing public awareness campaign “Stop C-Diff Now,” please click here. For more on the C-Diff presentation, please contact Sushma Sharma at [email protected].

This public awareness campaign is brought to you by the DFWHC Foundation Hospital Engagement Network, under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Contract #HHSM-500-2012-0025.