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Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Infections

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ISBN-10: 0683089161

ISBN-13: 9780683089165

Edition: 3rd 1997 (Revised)

Authors: Richard P. Wenzel

List price: $149.00
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This text provides information on the causes, prevention and implications of hospital acquired infection. It outlines the realities of the external environment affecting medical care and seeks to define new roles for infection control personnel, particularly with respect to the political and economic aspects of their jobs. The book attempts to cover all areas of infectious diseases in the hospital.
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Book details

List price: $149.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1000
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long
Language: English

Contributing Authorsp. iv
Prefacep. xiii
Perspectives
Historical Perspectives for the New Millenniump. 3
Global Perspectives of Infection Controlp. 14
Cost and Cost Benefit of Infection Controlp. 33
Infection Control and Use of Evidence-Based Medicinep. 42
The Expanded Role of the Nurse in Hospital Epidemiologyp. 55
Long-Term Care Issues for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 66
Recognizing and Managing Biologic Terrorp. 87
Information
Infection Control and the Internetp. 103
National and International Surveillance Systems for Nosocomial Infectionsp. 109
Advanced Epidemiologic Methodsp. 120
Modeling Endemic and Epidemic Infectionsp. 136
The Potential of Telemedicine for Hospital Epidemiologyp. 145
Measuring Antibiotic Use and Resistancep. 152
New Problems for Infection Control
Vancomycin-Resistant Gram-Positive Pathogens: Potential Approaches for Prevention and Controlp. 169
The Impact of Gram-Negative Organisms with Extended-Spectrum [beta]-Lactamasesp. 186
Hepatitis C: Prevention, Therapy, and Role of Transplantationp. 215
Prevention and Control of the Nosocomial Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosisp. 229
Prion Diseasesp. 253
Gene Therapy and Infection Controlp. 262
Critical Assessment of Current Issues
Nosocomial Bloodstream Infections and Second-Generation Vascular Cathetersp. 281
Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infectionsp. 297
Nosocomial Pneumoniap. 312
Infections Associated with Mechanical Circulatory Support Devicesp. 331
Preventing Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unitp. 342
Modern Approaches to Preventing Surgical Site Infectionsp. 369
Opportunistic Infections in Hematopoietic Transplant Recipientsp. 385
Modern Approaches for Infection Control
New Vaccines and Vaccination Programs for Hospital Staff Membersp. 413
Occupational Exposure to Blood-Borne Pathogens: Epidemiology and Preventionp. 430
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Postexposure Prophylaxisp. 467
Molecular Methods in Nosocomial Epidemiologyp. 481
Efficient Management of Outbreak Investigationsp. 500
Improving Compliance with Hand Hygienep. 524
Modern Advances in Disinfection, Sterilization, and Medical Waste Managementp. 542
The Environment as a Source of Nosocomial Infectionsp. 575
The New Focus in Ambulatory Carep. 598
Leadership and Management for Health-Care Epidemiologyp. 609
Subject Indexp. 617
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