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Focus on Long-Term and Behavioral Health Outbreaks— Identify the Pathogen: Clostridium Perfringens

  • Posted: September 30, 2016
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Hospital outbreaks are reported more often in the medical literature than occurrences in the long-term care (LTC) or behavioral health setting. By studying and learning from outbreaks in the LTC/behavioral health setting, infection preventionists (IPs) will glean additional knowledge and apply this information to hopefully prevent future infections, and infection clusters in their facilities. This quarterly column will assist the IP with heightening awareness of appropriate interventions for preventing an outbreak.

Learn more on how to focus on long-term and behavioral health outbreaks — identify the pathogen: Clostridium Perfringens.