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Jacob, great post! The intestinal disturbances associated with antibiotic therapy are an important component in regards to side effects. I would like to add the importance of isolation precautions related to Clostridium difficile 'C. Diff' for both the nurse, patient, and visitors. C. Diff is a bacterium which is resistant to the 'usual' antibiotic treatment. Education is important in all aspects of nursing. Specifically for 'C. Diff', the nurse should teach and stress the symptoms associated to intestinal upset from the overgrowth of the intestinal organism as well as effects from the antibiotic treatment. I could imagine the signs and symptoms which you included above are uncomfortable for patients; which is why hand washing is one of the
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