Clostridium Difficile In Hospitals

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Kevin Holland Clostridium difficile is becoming a major problem inside of hospitals. There are many reasons as to why the bacteria is becoming a top priority while treating patients mainly inside of the hospital setting. Hospital-induced infections, lack of a proper diet, and even when people do not perform proper hygiene is causing this bacteria that is considered normal biota, to flourish and cause gastrointestinal distress. Bacteria have spent millions of years growing and their whole goal is to keep doing that. A common symptom of Clostridium difficile is diarrhea (Aberra & Curry, 2017). It can affect patients in hospitals drastically due to the inability of their bodies absorbing nutrients needed to help them.
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They are vitally important at breaking down food and help keep other biota in check. Sometimes antibiotics are taken by patients for issues that are completely unrelated to C. difficile. When the bacteria are given an a chance to grow more than normal, they will pounce on the opportunity, like most other bacteria. When dealing with C. difficile, special precautions must be taken in order to keep it in check and keep ourselves feeling happy and healthy. Humans must understand that we cannot stop all bacteria from doing what they do best, which is grow and adapt to their current environments to their full capability. Healthcare professionals must talk to their patients about possible side-effects of drugs they are taking and make sure they understand what can happen. In doing so, patients may start to understand why something is happening to them and it is a normal side-effect, which can not only lead to trust from the patients to providers, but can lead to the passing of knowledge from one to another which may prevent future…show more content…
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