charge nurse is discussing the responsibility of nurses caring for clients who have a clostridium difficile infection. which of the
following information should the nurse include in the teaching?
Assign the client to a room with a negative airflow system.
o A client who has a Clostridium difficile infection requires a private room, but a negative airflow system is not
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when leaving the client's room.
o The nurse should use soap and water for hand hygiene because alcohol-based hand sanitizer does not kill
Clostridium difficile spores.
Clean contaminated surfaces in the client's room with a phenol solution.
o The nurse should use a phenol solution to clean surfaces contaminated with bacteria and fungi. However, phenol
does not kill Clostridium difficile spores. Chlorine bleach is an example of a disinfectant that kills spores.
Have family members wear a gown and gloves when visiting.
o Nurses are responsible for ensuring that family members wear a gown and gloves to prevent the transmission of
Clostridium difficile spores. Staff must also wear gowns and glove
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