Basic Infection Control for Healthcare Providers

ISBN-10: 141801978X

ISBN-13: 9781418019785

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Michael Kennamer
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Description: Basic Infection Control for Health Care Providers, Second Edition, is a clear and concise guide to preventing occupational exposure hazards and communicable and infectious diseases. This book includes coverage on how to safely protect oneself from infectious agents and what do in case of infectious exposure. Discussions of the disease process and legal issues surrounding exposure and infectious diseases provide context for the material. The blend of fundamental infection control content and reference resources makes this tool perfect for use in an instructional setting or as a reference for practicing health care providers.

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Book details

List price: $58.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to Infection Control
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Featured Case Study
Introduction
History of Infectious Disease
History of Modern Infection Control
Infection Control Becomes an Issue
Current Perspective
Statistics
Infected Health Care Workers
Interesting Facts
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Worth Thinking About
Web Resources
Bibliography
Legal Issues
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Featured Case Study
Introduction
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Ryan White CARE Act
Americans with Disabilities Act
Employment
Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities
Needlestick Prevention and Safety Act
Agencies and Regulations
Civil Liability
Personal and Community Health
Conclusion
Interesting Facts
Questions for Discussion
Worth Thinking About
Web Resources
Bibliography
The Disease Process
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Featured Case Study
Introduction
Differentiation of Infectious and Communicable Diseases
Direct and Indirect Exposure
Causes of Disease
Interesting Facts
Transmission
Seroconversion
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Worth Thinking About
Web Resources
Bibliography
The Immune System
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Featured Case Study
Introduction
Structure of the Immune System
Function of the Immune System
The Immune Response
Nonspecific Immunity
Inflammatory Response
Phagocytosis
Other Types of Nonspecific Immunity
Specific Immunity
Active and Passive Immunity
Components of Specific Immunity
Antigens and Antibodies
B Lymphocytes
Interesting Facts
Humoral Immunity
T Lymphocytes
Cell-Mediated Immunity
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Worth Thinking About
Web Resources
Bibliography
Protection From Communicable Disease in the Workplace
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Featured Case Study
Introduction
Engineering Controls
Hand Washing Facilities
Alcohol Hand Cleaners
Biohazard Containers
Labeling
Medical Devices
Other Concerns
Safe Work Practices
Hand Washing
Handling and Using Sharps
Isolation Practices
Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions
Airborne Precautions
Droplet Precautions
Contact Precautions
Nosocomial Infections
Out-of-Hospital Isolation
Personal Protective Equipment
Gloves
Masks and Respirators
Eye Protection
Gowns and Protective Apparel
Uniforms
Medical Supplies and Equipment
Interesting Facts
Cleanup
Personal Health
Physical Exams
Vaccinations
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Return-to-Work Authorization
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Worth Thinking About
Web Resources
Bibliography
Protection From Infectious Agents Used as Weapons
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Featured Case Study
Introduction
History of Biological Agents Used as Weapons
Interesting Facts
Current Perspectives and Resources
Probable Agents
Probable Delivery Devices
Prevention and Surveillance
Health Care Provider Safety
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Worth Thinking About
Web Resources
Bibliography
Exposure Determination
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Featured Case Study
Introduction
Chain of Infection
Causative Agent
Reservoir or Source
Portal of Exit
Mode of Transmission
Portal of Entry
Susceptible Host
Exposure in a Nutshell
Airborne Exposure
Interesting Facts
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Worth Thinking About
Web Resources
Bibliography
Post Exposure
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Featured Case Study
Introduction
First Aid
Reporting
Testing
OSHA Reporting Requirements
Return to Work
Managing Stress
Counseling
Education
Physical Strategies
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Worth Thinking About
Web Resources
Bibliography
Diseases of Concern
Introduction
List of Diseases
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Amebiasis
Anthrax (Woolsorter's Disease)
Avian (Bird) Influenza
Botulism
Candidiasis
Chlamydia
Chickenpox
Clostridium difficile Infection
Cryptosporidiosis
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Escherichia coli (Diarrheagenic or Non-Shiga Toxin-Producing)
Escherichia coli (E. coli O157:H7)
Gonorrhea
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis Non-ABC
Herpes Simplex Type 1
Herpes Simplex Type 2 (Genital Herpes)
Influenza
Legionellosis
Lice (Pediculosis and Phthiriasis)
Listeriosis
Lyme Disease
Measles (Rubeola, Hard Measles)
Meningococcal Meningitis
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Mononucleosis
Mumps
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Plague
Pneumonia
Rabies
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rubella (German Measles)
Salmonellosis
Scabies
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Shigellosis
Syphilis
Tetanus
Tuberculosis
Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VISA/VRSA)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Bibliography
Answers to Questions for Discussion
Glossary
Index
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