A fellow Sr.R.A. and I were able to conduct a Gun Violence survey with a patient who was also being tested for C.diff. C. diff stands for Clostridium difficile. The infection is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. It typically occurs after the use of antibiotic medication.
In order to see the patient, the Sr.R.A and I had to dress in yellow gowns prior to entering her room. The nurses advised us to not have any contact with the patient in order to prevent the infection from spreading.