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Healthcare Associated Infections

Managing people with a Clostridium difficile infection

The aim of this module is to enhance your knowledge and skills needed to help optimise the clinical and personal outcomes for people with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).

This module builds upon the Foundation Layer module by focusing on the clinical management and key challenges identified by staff when managing CDI cases.

Clinical situations are presented through a scenario involving an adult with CDI passing through acute and non-acute settings. You will be asked how you would best manage these situations.     

The module also highlights the clinical management of children where appropriate and includes practical help and signposting to helpful downloadable resources.

NB. You should already have a basic understanding of CDI. You can complete the SICPCEP Foundation Layer “Prevention and Control of Infection - Clostridium difficile” module before starting this module.

Target Audience

This module is ideal for staff in any setting: acute and non-acute hospitals, care homes and care at home:

  • Medical staff
  • Infection prevention and control teams
  • Other clinical staff with an interest in the management of patients with CDI

Registration and Access

The modules are available on Turas Learn ( in the IPC Zone and within the intermediate layer of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP) and can be accessed by staff in NHS Grampian, university students and staff working across social care sector in Scotland.

We are unfortunately not able to add any new modules to learnPro NHS.  

We are working with colleagues in NES Digital on module sharing agreements and once these are in place we can provide modules to NHS health boards (not utilising Turas) to upload to a learning management platform of their choice.

Further Information

The anticipated online learning time is around 30 minutes to complete the module. On completion of the module you can print a "Statement of Completion".


Module launched November 2018