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Infection Control in Clinical Practice

Infection Control in Clinical Practice

  • Author: Jennie Wilson
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702027618
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 339
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Contains material on emerging pathogens, antimicrobial agents and resistance, and infection control guidance. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of infection control and prevention, and the basic elements of microbiology and epidemiology that underpin them.

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Infection Control in Clinical Practice

Infection Control in Clinical Practice

  • Author: Jennie Wilson
  • Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited
  • ISBN: 9780702025549
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 294
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Infection control is now a major issue in clinical practice. The second edition of this highly successful book provides a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of infection control and prevention, and the basic elements of microbiology and epidemiology that underpin them. This revised edition contains new illustrations to aid understanding, updated references, and new material on emerging pathogens, antimicrobial resistance and clinical governance. The evidence-base for infection control practice has been fully revised to take into account new research and guidance, and many sections such as isolation, routine infection control precautions and the epidemiology of infection have been expanded.

Infection Control for Advanced Practice Professionals

Infection Control for Advanced Practice Professionals

  • Author: Denise M. Korniewicz, Ph.D, RN, FAAN
  • Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: 1605950602
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 264
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Presents best practices for infection prevention and control in advanced practice Emphasizes team approach for infection control Case study provided for each chapter This professional reference combines research on the best practices for infection control in clinical settings with essential information for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants. The book is organized by healthcare settings, and the coverage ranges from small practice offices to large hospitals and medical institutions. Each chapter is prefaced by a case study which is then incorporated into the theoretical material of the chapter as a continuing illustration. This format provides a reader-friendly instructional resource for advanced practice certifications and staff development. From the Foreword "At last is published a long-needed text for advanced practice nurses (APNs), providing them with the information essential to the care of essentially every patient they will encounter. Infection Control for Advanced Practice Professionals fills a void in the literature and recognizes the importance of a team approach to the prevention of infections in the variety of care settings in which APNs are practicing. The book is particularly timely and relevant because it appropriately places infection prevention solidly within the larger patient safety movement and affirms that preventing infections is everybody's concern. In acute care settings, for example, infection control has occasionally been relegated to the infection prevention specialist (e.g., infection control nurse or hospital epidemiologist) or the infection control committee. This has shown to be ineffective in any setting. It is those who "touch" the patients and oversee their care who must assume the responsibility for preventing untoward events such as infections. While not all infections are preventable, there is indeed room for improvement. This comprehensive reference is a first and essential step in that direction!" Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research Associate Dean for Research School of Nursing Professor of Epidemiology Joseph Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University Editor, American Journal of Infection Control TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword Preface List of Contributors 1. Principles of Infection Control Joan Hebden 1.1. Case Presentation 1.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills 1.3. Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Safety 1.4. The Measurement of Performance 1.5. Team-led Performance Initiatives 1.6. Monitoring and Feedback 1.7. Creating an Action Plan for Performance Improvement 1.8. Making a Business Case for HAI Prevention 1.9. Interpretation/Application of Infection Control Data 1.10. Patient Safety and Health System Issues 1.11. Summary Points 1.12. References 2. Safe Infection Control in the Workplace Carol Patton and Denise M. Korniewicz 2.1. Case Presentation 2.2. Essential Content for Safe Infection Control in the Workplace 2.3. Employer Standards for Bloodborne Pathogen Precautions 2.4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 2.5. Sharps Injuries 2.6. Designing Programs of Healthcare Worker Safety 2.7. Surveillance and Behavioral-based Performance of Healthcare Workers 2.8. Creating a Culture of Safe Infection Control Practices 2.9. References 3. Patient Safety and the Chain of Infection Joan Hebden 3.1. Case Presentation 3.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills 3.3. Interpretation/Application of Infection Control Data 3.4. Patient Safety and Health System: Infection Control Practices 3.5. Summary Points 3.6. References 4. Essentials of Epidemiologic Measures and Data Interpretation Maher M. El-Masri and Davy Tawadrous 4.1. Case Presentation 4.2. Measures of Disease Frequency 4.3. Measures of Disease-exposure Association 4.4. Statistical Probability (P. Value) 4.5. Clinical Versus Statistical Significance 4.6. Summary Points 4.7. References 5. Infection Control in Acute Care Settings Jeanne Hinton Siegel 5.1. Case Presentation 5.2. Essential Content for Infection Control 5.3. Hand Hygiene 5.4. Engineering Controls 5.5. New Monitoring Techniques 5.6. Use of Isolation to Prevent the Spread of Infections 5.7. Review of Healthcare Environments 5.8. Advanced Practice Professionals' Roles in Public Health 5.9. References 6. Infection Control in Critical Care Settings Mary Wyckoff 6.1. Case Presentation 6.2. Essential Content for Infection Control 6.3. Hospital Acquired Infections in Critical 6.4. Attributable Cost of Hospital Acquired Infections 6.5. How to Effectively Process Change 6.6. Conclusion and Summary Points 6.7. References 7. Infection Control in the Emergency Department Settings Michelle Wright 7.1. Case Presentation 7.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills 7.3. Precautions 7.4. Unknown Illness 7.5. Biochemical Agents 7.6. Trauma 7.7. Travel 7.8. Equipment Sharing 7.9. Patient Mobility 7.10. Overcrowding 7.11. Empirical Antibiotic Therapy 7.12. Novel Approaches 7.13. Summary Points 7.14. References 8. Infection Control in Primary Care Settings Carol Patton and Denise M. Korniewicz 8.1. Case Presentation 8.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills 8.3. Creating the Culture of Infection Control in Primary Care Settings 8.4. Strategies for Best Practices for Infection Control in Primary Care Settings 8.5. Summary Points 8.6. References 9. Infection Control Principles for Long-term Care Environments Judith Seltzer and Denise M. Korniewicz 9.1. Case Presentation 9.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills 9.3. General Environmental Issues (Wheelchairs, Hand Rails, Walkers, Cleaning Rooms) 9.4. Regulatory Measures 9.5. Summary Points 9.6. References 10. Infection Control in the Home Jeanette Adams 10.1. Case Presentation 10.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills 10.3. Health Care Providers 10.4. Multidrug-Resistant Organisms 10.5. Interpretation/Application of Infection Control Data 10.6. Discussion about Patient Safety and Health System Issues Related to ICP 10.7. Summary Points 10.8. References 11. Infection Control Practice in Mental Health Settings James Weidel 11.1. Case Presentation 11.2. Environment of Care of the Psychiatric/Mental Health Facility 11.3. Limited Access to Supplies 11.4. Linen and Clothing 11.5. Provider-Patient Interaction 11.6. Food Safety 11.7. Patient Handling of Food 11.8. Sanitation and Housekeeping 11.9. Risk Factors Associated with Infection Among Psychiatric Patients 11.10. Isolation 11.11. Transmission Based Precautions 11.12. Restraints and Infection Control 11.13. Conclusion 11.14. Summary Points 11.15. References 12. Infection Control in Ambulatory Surgical Centers Judith Seltzer 12.1. Case Presentation 12.2. Essential Content for Infection Control in Ambulatory Surgical Settings 12.3. Regulatory Influences 12.4. Infection Control Monitoring 12.5. Active Participation 12.6. Long-term Infection Control Principles in Ambulatory Surgical Settings 12.7. Summary Points 12.8. References 13. Infection Control in the Community Jeanette Adams 13.1. Case Presentation 13.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills 13.3. Food Borne Infections 13.4. Prevention of Infectious Diseases 13.5. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) 13.6. Clostridium Difficile (C-diff.) 13.7. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 211 13.8. Interpretation/Application of Infection Control Data 13.9. Discussion about Patient Safety and Health System Issues Related To ICP 13.10. Summary Points 13.11. References 14. Infection Control for Emergency Mobile Health Units Michelle Wright 14.1. Case Presentation 14.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills 14.3. Vector Borne Illnesses 14.4. Overcrowding 14.5. Personnel Safety 14.6. Medically Trained Volunteers 14.7. Untrained Volunteers 14.8. Interpretation/Application of Infection Control Data 14.9. Patient Safety and Health System Issues 14.10. Summary Points 14.11. References 15. Future Issues in Monitoring for Safe Infection Control Practices Denise M. Korniewicz 15.1. Case Presentation 15.2. Essential Content Infection Control of the Future 15.3. Future Engineering Controls 15.4. Safety Through Knowledge 15.5. Future Patient Participation, Public Awareness and Patient Advocacy 15.6. Summary Points 15.7. References Index

Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control

Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control

Theory and Practice

  • Author: Debbie Weston
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118307704
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 400
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Reviews of first edition: “This book tells every healthcare professional all they need to know about infection control… A user-friendly, valuable source of knowledge on a subject that can be confusing and complicated.” Nursing Standard “A valuable contribution within any health or social environment." Journal of Community Nursing Infection prevention and control is an essential component of nursing care, and a crucially important subject area for both nursing students and qualified nurses. Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control gives readers a firm grasp of the principles of infection control, how they relate to clinical practice and the key issues surrounding the subject. It provides a comprehensive guide to the prevention, management and control of healthcare associated infections, and the basic elements of microbiology, immunology and epidemiology that underpin them. Thoroughly revised in line with current policy, this new edition contains brand-new chapters on a range of topics including the role of the Infection Prevention and Control Team, audit and surveillance, and the management of outbreaks. Also incorporating a range of case studies and examples as well as additional online content, it is essential reading for all nursing students as well as qualified nursing and healthcare professionals. Explores both principles and practice of a crucial subject area Accessible and user-friendly, with a range of features to help study including key definitions, links back to clinical practice, and chapter learning outcomes and summaries Accompanied by an online resource centre featuring MCQs, weblinks, case scenarios and downloadable fact sheets Features an increased clinical focus, with more application to practice This title is also available: as a Wiley E-Text, powered by VitalSource: an interactive digital version of the book featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note-taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms instantly on CourseSmart at www.coursesmart.co.uk/9781118306659. CourseSmart offers extra functionality, as well as an immediate way to review the text. For more details, visit www.coursesmart.com/instructors or www.coursesmart.com/students

Infection Prevention and Control

Infection Prevention and Control

Theory and Practice for Healthcare Professionals

  • Author: Debbie Weston
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470723708
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 348
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This book provides the reader with all of the background information necessary to enhance their understanding of the rationale behind the basic principles of infection control and how to apply them in every day situations; how specific bacteria interact with the host and cause infection; the background to each of the bacteria/infections described within the text, and, evidence based recommendations on the infection control management of these.

Antiseptic Prophylaxis and Therapy in Ocular Infections

Antiseptic Prophylaxis and Therapy in Ocular Infections

Principles, Clinical Practice and Infection Control

  • Author: Axel Kramer,Wolfgang Behrens-Baumann
  • Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • ISBN: 3805573162
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 376
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This volume collects for the first time interdisciplinary findings in ophthalmology concerning effectiveness and indications of antiseptics for the prophylaxis and therapy of infections. The first part discusses the use of various antiseptics against colonization, contamination and infection of the eye caused by viruses, bacteria, fungus and protozoa in comparison to topical antibiotics. The spectrum of action, the risk of resistance of only microbiostatic active agents and the galenic requirements of antiseptics are included as well as the local and systemic tolerance. New data to iodophors, polyhexanide and magnesium monoperphthalate are presented, and, for the first time, microbiologic requirements of ocular antiseptics are defined. In the second part the current scientific knowledge of prophylaxis and therapeutic antisepsis is presented including Credé's prophylaxis and requirements in cornea banks. The final part is reserved for additional topics such as isolation techniques, hand hygiene, hygiene of contact lenses and microbiological diagnostics. To ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians this book will give indispensable information on latest clinical and experimental findings in the field. It will also be essential reading to hygienists, microbiologists, infectionists, pharmacologists, pharmacists, and pediatricians interested in ophthalmologic issues.

Best Practices in Infection Prevention and Control

Best Practices in Infection Prevention and Control

An International Perspective

  • Author: Barbara M. Soule,Ziad A. Memish,Preeti N. Malani
  • Publisher: Joint Commission Resources
  • ISBN: 1599406195
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 183
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Best Practices in Infection Prevention and Control: An International Perspective, Second Edition, a copublication of Joint Commission International and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), is an essential infection prevention and control (IPC) resource for health care organizations. This fully updated edition provides thorough analysis of JCI's and other IPC requirements, as well as case studies, tips, and tools for increasing IPC compliance and patient safety.

Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance

Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance

  • Author: Debbie Weston,Alison Burgess,Sue Roberts
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118973550
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 144
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Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, as well as qualified nurses and medical students. Infection prevention and control is one of the key five ‘essential skills clusters’ that is incorporated into all pre-registration nursing programmes. This highly visual and dynamic book is a thorough resource for nurses wanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of this important part of nursing. Written by experienced infection prevention and control specialist nurses, it provides a concise and simple approach to a vast and complex subject, and equips the reader with key information in relation to various aspects of infection prevention and control practice. Provides a snap-shot of the application of infection prevention and control in practice and the key infections affecting patients in both acute and primary care A uniquely visual and accessible overview of a topic of relevance to all nursing staff Includes key points for clinical practice, patient management, and signposting of key national guidance documents and websites Available in a wide-range of digital formats - perfect for 'on the go' study and revision

Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Students

Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Students

  • Author: Deborah Ward
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473967740
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 200
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Preventing and controlling infection has long been an on going challenge for all healthcare workers at every level. High profile examples like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa or the prevalence of ‘super bugs’ like MRSA demonstrate that this challenge is not going to go away. As a nurse you have a responsibility to protect your patients from harm and preventing and controlling infection is a crucial component of this. By introducing the unpinning microbiology to explain how infection occurs and spreads and the practical steps and precautions that you need to follow, this book will equip you with the knowledge and information necessary to play your part in preventing and controlling infection. Key features: · Written specifically for pre-registration nursing students providing the core, evidence-based knowledge that you need to know · Breaks the science down using easy-to-follow language, practical examples and case studies · Applies microbiology to practice introducing practical steps, precautions and strategies that will benefit you as soon as you get onto your placements · Includes multiple-choice questions to test your understanding and activities to help you engage with wider issues around infection prevention and control. About the author Deborah Ward is a lecturer at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Manchester University.

Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control

Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control

A Healthcare Handbook

  • Author: Steven L. Percival,David Williams,Tracey Cooper,Jacqueline Randle
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0123977517
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 394
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Biofilms in Infection and Disease Control: A Healthcare Handbook outlines the scientific evidence and rationale for the prevention of infection, the role biofilms play in infection control, and the issues concerning their resistance to antimicrobials. This book provides practical guidance for healthcare and infection control professionals, as well as students, for preventing and controlling infection. Biofilms are the most common mode of bacterial growth in nature. Highly resistant to antibiotics and antimicrobials, biofilms are the source of more than 65 percent of health care associated infections (HCAI), which, according to the WHO, affect 1.4 million people annually. Biofilms are involved in 80 percent of all microbial infections in the body, including those associated with medical devices such as catheters, endotracheal tubes, joint prostheses, and heart valves. Biofilms are also the principle causes of infections of the middle-ear, dental caries, gingivitis, prostatitis and cystic fibrosis. Importantly, biofilms also significantly delay wound healing and reduce antimicrobial efficiency in at-risk or infected skin wounds. Provides specific procedures for controlling and preventing infection Includes case studies of HCAI, and identifies appropriate treatments Presents national government standards for infection prevention and control Includes extensive references and links to websites for further information

Infection Prevention in Surgical Settings

Infection Prevention in Surgical Settings

  • Author: Barbara J. Gruendemann,Sandra Stonehocker Mangum
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780721690353
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 387
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This handbook discusses infection control guidelines that directly relate to surgical environments. Procedure guidelines are concisely described and followed by rationales referenced to AORN standards, CDC guidelines, and other resources. (Midwest).

Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

  • Author: Nizam Damani
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019969835X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 374
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This book provides clear, up-to-date and practical guidance on infection control in an easy to read format which can act as a quick source of reference on all aspects of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) for healthcare workers who are either directly or indirectly involved in prevention and control of HCAIs.

Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

  • Author: David Greenwood
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198570163
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 485
  • View: 7544
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The fifth edition of this successful book encourages good prescribing habits in doctors throughout the world, by describing the basic properties of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents, and discussing the principles underlying the rational use of antimicrobial agents in the management of infection.

Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team-

Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team-

  • Author: Chris H. Miller,Charles John Palenik
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323291406
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 384
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Maintain safety and infection control in the dental office with Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, Fourth Edition. This practical and comprehensive resource covers the basic concepts of infectious disease and infection control, including step-by-step descriptions of specific procedures and supplies and equipment needed for disease prevention. The Fourth Edition features new chapters on the latest topics impacting office safety and the most current regulatory recommendations for protection of dental patients and dental workers. No matter what your role on the dental team, this text will help you implement infection control in everyday practice. Follows dental curricula requirements for infection control Subject matter is organized logically, making it easier to successfully comprehend the material. Tables are used throughout the text to highlight similarities and differences among related topics; boxes draw your attention to the information you need to remember most. Line drawings and photos show the latest equipment, supplies, and procedures. Selected readings at the end of each chapter provide sources of further information on the topics discussed. The Glossary defines all key terms in one convenient place. The Resource List includes organizations, federal agencies, and website addresses to help you stay current on rapidly changing topics. An account of the first reported patient-to-patient spread of the hepatitis B virus in a dental office A detailed description of the three types of steam sterilizers including the newest type B office model vacuum sterilizer Information on the wipe-discard-wipe approach to surface disinfection NEW chapter on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) helps you understand OSHA standards and know how to respond in the event of an inspection. Two new tables on office safety management: Measure the Effectiveness of an Infection Control Program and Examples of What to Evaluate in a Dental Office Infection Control Evaluation Program NEW chapter on medical tourism looks at the practice of traveling internationally to obtain health care NEW chapter on greener infection control addresses the impact that infection control procedures can have on the environment and provides suggestions for developing a more eco-friendly program. Addition of Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis In Health-Care Settings, 2005, Dental-Care Settings Excerpt A new accompanying EVOLVE site provides a variety of learning resources, including answers for the Review Questions found at the end of each chapter and a printable version of the Exposure Incident Report.

Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control

Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control

  • Author: C. Glen Mayhall
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN: 1451163649
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1600
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Thoroughly revised and updated for its Fourth Edition, this highly acclaimed volume is the most comprehensive reference on hospital epidemiology and infection control. Written by over 150 leading experts, this new edition examines every type of hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infection and addresses every issue relating to surveillance, prevention, and control of these infections in patients and in healthcare workers. This new edition features new or significantly increased coverage of emerging infectious diseases, avian influenza, governmental regulation of infection control and payment practices related to hospital-acquired infections, molecular epidemiology, the increasing prevalence of community-acquired MRSA in healthcare facilities, system-wide infection control provisions for healthcare systems, hospital infection control issues following natural disasters, and antimicrobial stewardship in reducing the development of antimicrobial-resistant organisms.

Hospital Infection Prevention

Hospital Infection Prevention

Principles & Practices

  • Author: Chand Wattal,Nancy Khardori
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 8132216083
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 177
  • View: 1876
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The art of medicine becomes science when supported by evidence. The recommended practices of infection prevention are based on scientific and epidemiologic evidence. However, most health care professionals see them as mandates and fail to incorporate them into their routine patient care activities. The core goal of this publication is to link the practices to the principles they are based on. The expectation is that understanding of the principles will change the practices from mandates to "should do" in the minds of health care professionals. This will lead to improvement in health care by preventing unintended harm to patients, co-workers and the communities at large. At the same time, the text provides a comprehensive, thorough and up to date information on all aspects of infection prevention in a reader-friendly manner and therefore, will serve as a valuable reference.

Infection Control

Infection Control

A Psychosocial Approach to Changing Practice

  • Author: Paul Elliott
  • Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
  • ISBN: 1857756126
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 264
  • View: 8790
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Aimed at health and social care professionals at all levels, including practitioners, supervisors and managers, this book helps health workers translate knowledge of safe practice in hygiene and infection control into consistent practice.

Health-care-associated Infections

Health-care-associated Infections

Hhs Action Needed to Obtain Nationally Representative Data on Risks in Ambulatory Surgical Centers

  • Author: United States Government Accountability Office
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781976407611
  • Category:
  • Page: 30
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Health-care-associated infections : HHS action needed to obtain nationally representative data on risks in ambulatory surgical centers : report to congressional requesters.

An Illustrated Guide to Infection Control

An Illustrated Guide to Infection Control

  • Author: Kathleen Motacki, MSN, RN, BC,Toros Kapoian, MD, FACP
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826105615
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 320
  • View: 5844
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"This guide is useful for nursing students as well as those in practice."--Doody's Medical Reviews This all-encompassing volume assists nursing students and beginning-level RNs in developing a practical understanding of infection control issues as they relate to many different areas of health care. The Illustrated Guide to Infection Control covers every infection control topic, from basic hand washing, immunizations, infection control in critical care, infection control in labor and delivery, and medical waste disposal, to methods of surveillance, and everything in between-all in one volume. Written by experts in the respective fields, each chapter offers important insights on protecting patients, families, visitors, volunteers, and health care providers from infection. Illustrations are provided to help demonstrate the topics presented, and chapters contain questions and answers with rationales for students to reflect upon. Key features: Eliminates the need for multiple infection control resources by covering all essential topics in one volume Encompasses all of the important infection control topics, from basic issues such as hand washing, to specialty area-specific measures such as prevention measures for critical care nursing Covers multiple clinical areas of expertise, including acute care, dialysis, TB control, physician's offices, and more Includes pre-test and post-test questions for each chapter, with answers provided at the end of the book