Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 1118306651
ISBN-13: 9781118306659
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Debbie Weston
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Description: Reviews from 1st 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/23/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Reviews from 1st 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 an extremely topical and crucial subject area for both nursing students and qualified nurses. This fully updated edition will enable readers to gain a firm grasp of both the principles of infection control which they can relate to clinical practice, and the current issues surrounding the subject.    Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control 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. Thoroughly revised in line with current policy, this book contains brand new chapters on: The Infection Prevention and Control Team; Audit and Surveillance; Infection Control Management; The Management of Outbreaks; Infection Prevention and Control and the Law; Patient and Public Perception; Infection Control in the Community; and Antibiotic Resistant Gram–negative Bacteria, a topic which has major implications for healthcare globally. With examples, case studies, and learning features throughout, this user–friendly textbook will be essential reading for all nursing students as well as qualified nursing and healthcare professionals. Special features: A fully revised new edition of an essential textbook for nursing students and qualified nursing & healthcare professionals A core topic for all nursing students as well as qualified staff Explores both the principles and practice of this topical subject area Accessible and user–friendly, with pedagogical features throughout and an online resource centre featuring weblinks, scenarios and downloadable illustrations and documents. New to this edition: an increased clinical focus, with more application to practice; a companion website; increased use of pedagogical features; brand new chapters on: The Infection Prevention and Control Team; Audit and Surveillance; Infection Control Management; The Management of Outbreaks; Infection Prevention and Control and the Law; Patient and Public Perception; Infection Control in the Community; and Antibiotic Resistant Gram–negative Bacteria, a topic which has major implications for healthcare globally.

About the series
Preface
How to get the best out of your textbook
How to use the companion website
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Introduction to infection prevention and control
The burden of healthcare-associated infections, and disease threats old and new
The Infection Prevention and Control Team
Audit and surveillance
The investigation of clusters, periods of increased incidence and outbreaks of infection
Microbial classification and structure
The collection and transportation of specimens
The microbiology laboratory
Understanding the immune system and the nature and pathogenesis of infection
Sepsis
Antibiotics and the problem of resistance
The principles of infection prevention and control (standard precautions)
Isolation and cohort nursing
Hand hygiene
Personal protective equipment
The safe handling and disposal of sharps
Cleaning
Clinical practice
The management of vascular access devices and the prevention of bloodstream infections
The prevention and management of catheter-associated urinary tract infections
The prevention and management of surgical site infections
The prevention and management of hospital and community-acquired pneumonia
Specific organisms
Stapylococcus aureus (including MRSA)
Tuberculosis
Clostridium difficile
Norovirus
Blood-borne viruses
Glossary
Index

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