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CDI Quality Improvement Project

CDI Quality Improvement Project
Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health introduced best practice management guidelines in 2010 for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).  However, suboptimal management continues to be an issue.
A group of Internal Medicine Postgraduate Year 2 Residents will be working with Infection Prevention and Control to implement a quality improvement initiative to optimize the management of patients with CDI. The primary aim to increase adherence to the CDI treatment guidelines at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) and Mount St. Joseph Hospital (MSJ). Secondary aims will include: 
  1. Timely discontinuation of unnecessary antibiotics
  2. Timely initiation of contact precautions
  3. Decreased hospital length of stay
  4. Improved 30-day outcomes for patients with CDI.
Between August and October 2012, the team members will be prospectively reviewing all cases of Clostridium difficile infection diagnosed at SPH and MSJ. The team will provide recommendations by directly phoning the most responsible physician. We look forward to getting this project underway and working with you to optimize management of CDI at Providence Health Care.
Please direct any questions or concerns to Dr. Victor Leung (vleung@providencehealth.bc.ca ; 778-879-2339)