Global perspective on Clostridium difficile: With specific focus on Dutch infection prevention measures

Meet the Speaker:

Gertie van Knippenberg-Gordebeke, RN, CCIP
International Consultant Infection Prevention
The Netherlands


IP Competency: Novice and Proficient

Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2016



This live program provides infection prevention training for professionals working in all healthcare settings to learn about infection prevention and control practices for preventing and control Clostridium difficile. The key to reducing infections and preventing contamination is implementing effective basic hygiene in daily practice, understanding the chain of infection and providing healthcare professionals with methods for self-protection. We will address the means of bedpan management with practical examples worldwide and specifically in the Netherlands regarding the international standard ISO15883. There will be a focus on Clostridium difficile in the Netherlands where the prevalence is lower as in USA. Finally we will discuss how the Netherlands prevent and combat Clostridium difficile with relevant Dutch Guidelines of the Working Party of Infection Control (WIP) where basic hygiene is highly promoted and Guidelines of the Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (SWAB).

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in the World
  • Describe the preventive measures for Clostridium difficile in the Netherlands
  • Identify the risks for healthcare associated infections in case of neglecting bedpan management
  • Awareness rising of the ISO standard 15883 for  Washer-Disinfectors

Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

Please note CE is no longer available for this program.


Recorded 07/31/2013
Recorded 07/31/2013
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