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Jared D. Padgett, D.B.A., PMP, PMI-ACP
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Clostridium Difficile infections are associated with nosocomial morbidity and present a significant cost to healthcare organizations (Khanafer et al., 2013). Infection rates are rising in the United States, and reached 0.26 cases per 1000 patient days in 2009 (Dubberke, 2012). Clostridium Difficile (C. Difficile) infections can lead to the failure of vital organs, and is increasingly likely to be encountered in long-term care environments (Leclair, Allard, Lesur, & Pépin, 2010). A pediatric post-acute care facility in California developed an effective treatment for C. Difficile infections. This quantitative case study will identify successful treatment strategies, and will be useful to improve patient safety and reduce the risk of chronic C. Difficile infections in other organizations.