Jaime Huffman, RN, PhD
Saginaw Valley State University
Dr Huffman is an associate professor of nursing at Saginaw Valley State University where she has taught for the past 15 years. Her research expertise include end of life, baccalaureate nursing education and clinical reasoning. She served as advisor to Dr. Palmer during her DNP education. Dr Palmer is the Director of Quality and Patient Safety Mid-Michigan Health System. This work was completed as part of her DNP change project.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Clostridiodes difficile (C-Diff) is attributed as the most prevalent hospital associated infection in the United States and worldwide. The infection is caused by bacterial flora spores when they proliferate due to a medical treatment or condition. In 2017, there were an estimated 223,900 cases of C-Diff in hospitalized patients which lead to 12,800 patient deaths. Besides the death caused to patients, hospital acquired C-Diff infection cost healthcare facilities $1 billion in unreimbursed patient care. The aim of this interprofessional initiative was to reduce hospital associated C-Diff in a…