Clostridioides difficile Prevention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

August 30, 2018

Last Updated Month/Year

January 4, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Infant

Health Care Settings

Emergency care, Hospital

Intended Users

Epidemiology infection prevention, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D007363 - Intensive Care Units, Neonatal, D015931 - Intensive Care, Neonatal, D016360 - Clostridium difficile


infection prevention, C diff, Clostridioides difficile, Cdiff, Clostridioides difficile Infections, NICU, neonatal intensive care unit

Source Citation

Sandora TJ, Bryant KK, Cantey JB, Elward AM, Yokoe DS, Bartlett AH. SHEA neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) white paper series: Practical approaches to Clostridioides difficile prevention. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Oct;39(10):1149-1153. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.209. Epub 2018 Aug 30. PMID: 30160646.