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Cleveland, Ohio 44106


This clinical trial studies how well inter-disciplinary educational methods work in improving adherence to isolation protocols in patients with Clostridium (C.) difficile infections. An inter-disciplinary educational method may help to prevent the spread of infection.

Study summary:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To lower rates of C. difficile transmission through improved adherence to recommended isolation protocols. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Improve resident knowledge of infection control procedures and engagement in quality improvement initiatives. OUTLINE: Residents and nurses are given a short presentation on isolation protocols for diarrhea and enteric pathogens approved by Infection Control and covering their recommendations. After completion of study, residents and nurses complete post-tests to determine the effectiveness of the training every 6 months.


Patient Criteria Inclusion Criteria: - Patient on the gynecologic oncology service - Admitted to Seidman 6th floor of the Seidman Cancer Center - Diarrhea or clinical concern for C. difficile infection Exclusion Criteria: Medical Staff Criteria: Inclusion Criteria: - Any resident or nurse treating a patient meeting the above criteria Exclusion Criteria:



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Principal Investigator
John Nakayama
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Cleveland, Ohio 44106
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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