Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Author: Nizam Damani

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Hospital buildings

Page: 496

View: 302

"It has been estimated that in developed countries up to 10% of hospitalized patients develop infections every year. Not only is there a substantial cost to healthcare systems, but some healthcare associated infections (HCIAs) can be fatal. Since the majority of HCIAs are preventable, reducing HCIAs is now considered to be an integral part of patient safety and quality of care provided by all healthcare institutions worldwide. Unlike other books on infection control, the main strength of this book is to provide clear, up-to-date and practical guidance in infection control in an easy to read format which can act as a quick source of reference on all aspects of HCIA for healthcare workers who are either directly or indirectly involved in prevention and control of HCIAs. Although the book's main audience is infection control practitioners such as doctors, nurses, public health physicians, it is also a valuable reference for environmental health officers, health educators, practice managers in GP surgeries, and health service managers"--

Infection Prevention and Control

Perceptions and Perspectives

Author: Paul Elliott

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 912

This book presents a variety of perceptions of and perspectives on infection prevention and control. In doing this, the chapters will reflect upon challenging and controversial new ways of looking at infection prevention and control aimed at generating both discussion and debate as well as practical solutions. With this in mind, the book will aim not only to challenge the existing status quo but also push the frontiers of knowledge, thinking and practice where infection prevention and control is concerned. This is vital when considered in the light of cross infection rates, the number of healthcare providers who are being identified by the Care Quality Commission as falling below acceptable standards of infection prevention and control and the almost compulsive persistent non-adherent behaviours of those involved in the provision of medicine, health, social care and other disciplines related to caring with regards to the undertaking of safe and appropriate standards of infection prevention and control. There is no doubt that this book will be challenging with regards to the readers' perceptions and perspectives of infection prevention and control. Where this topic is concerned however, such a challenging approach is vital if the health, safety and well being of individuals is to be positively promoted among all those involved in the health and wellbeing of others.

Best Practices in Infection Prevention and Control

An International Perspective

Author: Barbara M. Soule

Publisher: Joint Commission Resources


Category: Medical

Page: 183

View: 879

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

Author: Debbie Weston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 460

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

Infection Prevention and Control Guide for Health Care Professionals

Author: Jim Ayukekbong



Category: Medical

Page: 430

View: 156

Are you a health care professional or someone interested in disease control? If yes, then, this book is for you. The author provides a simplistic guide on how to prevent and control the spread of infections in both health care and non-health care environments. The book represents a handy tool for quality patient care and infection control best practices.

Prevention and Control of Infections in Hospitals

Practice and Theory

Author: Bjørg Marit Andersen

Publisher: Springer


Category: Medical

Page: 1127

View: 874

This volume offers extensive information on preventive and infection surveillance procedures, routines and policies adapted to the optimal infection control level needed to tackle today’s microbes in hospital practice. It especially focuses on preventive measures for serious hospital infections. Each chapter includes a practical section that addresses the main aspects of procedures and treatment, and a theoretical section that contains updated documentation that can be used for further study, or to help select infection control measures. Infection control concerns all healthcare professional working directly or indirectly with patients; in diagnosis, treatment, isolation measures, operations, equipment, drugs, cleaning, textiles, transport, porter service, food and water, building and maintenance, etc. Hygiene and environmental control is central to infection prevention for patients, visitors and staff alike. Good hygienic practices, individual infection control, well implemented and frequent environmental cleaning, and a high professional standard of hygiene in the treatment and care of patients, are essential to patient safety and a safe working environment. Addressing this essential topic, this book is intended for doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, students in health-related subjects, hospital managers and health bureaucrats, as well as patients and their families.

Infection Prevention and Control

Author: Christine Perry

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Category: Medical

Page: 306

View: 868

Infection prevention and control is an essential component of care, and an issue high on the agenda for both nurses and patients. This concise, accessible text provides students and newly qualified staff with an invaluable guide to the essential principles of infection prevention and control, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe and effective care. Infection Prevention and Control addresses key aspects of infection control in everyday practice, together with more specific considerations in particular aspects of care. It explores risk assessment, discusses how to prevent the spread of infection and control of specific and common infections. It looks at how infection can be managed in a wide variety of settings, including paediatric settings, critical care settings, and specialist care settings. to provide safe and effective care.

Handbook of Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control

Author: Kristina A. Bryant

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 501

AN INNOVATIVE AND ESSENTIAL NEW TOOL IN FIGHTING HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS The Handbook of Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control is the most comprehensive, practical resource available on infection prevention across the spectrum of pediatric healthcare settings, including acute care hospitals, ambulatory practices, and long-term care facilities. It addresses the nuances and challenges specific to pediatric infection prevention, providing expert guidance on topics where evidence-based guidelines don't currently exist. Expertly written and exceptionally practical, this handbook is an essential resource for infection preventionists, healthcare epidemiologists, infectious disease fellows, and anyone who provides support for infection-prevention programs in pediatric facilities. *** The Handbook of Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control is a publication of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the world's largest organization dedicated to the treatment, control, and eradication of infectious diseases that affect children.

Fundamental Aspects of Infection Prevention and Control

Author: Vinice Thomas

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited


Category: Medical

Page: 245

View: 616

This practical, handy text aims to provide essential information on the fundamentals of infection control and its management in a health care setting. This important subject area means that this text should be essential reading for all students, nurses and health care practitioners to ensure they understand the general principles of infection control and best practice guidelines for clinical care of patients. Content is designed to be clear, concise and highly practical. Case studies will be included to aid understanding. Each chapter includes a summary or bullet of key points. This book also outlines the role of the medical consultant, consultant nurse / specialist infection control nurse, hospital matron, ward link nurse, ward sister, staff nurse, trust management etcetera to give a strategic overview of the management and organisation needed in terms of roles, responsibilities etc in relation to infection control.

Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control

Theory and Practice

Author: Debbie Weston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 447

Reviews of first edition: “This book tells every healthcare professional all theyneed to know about infection control… A user-friendly,valuable source of knowledge on a subject that can be confusing andcomplicated.” Nursing Standard “A valuable contribution within any health or socialenvironment." Journal of Community Nursing Infection prevention and control is an essential component ofnursing care, and a crucially important subject area for bothnursing students and qualified nurses. Fundamentals of InfectionPrevention and Control gives readers a firm grasp of theprinciples of infection control, how they relate to clinicalpractice and the key issues surrounding the subject. It provides acomprehensive guide to the prevention, management and control ofhealthcare associated infections, and the basic elements ofmicrobiology, immunology and epidemiology that underpin them. Thoroughly revised in line with current policy, this new editioncontains brand-new chapters on a range of topics including the roleof the Infection Prevention and Control Team, audit andsurveillance, and the management of outbreaks. Alsoincorporating a range of case studies and examples as well asadditional online content, it is essential reading for all nursingstudents as well as qualified nursing and healthcareprofessionals. Explores both principles and practice of a crucial subjectarea Accessible and user-friendly, with a range of features to helpstudy 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 topractice This title is also available: as a Wiley E-Text, powered by VitalSource: an interactivedigital 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 andglossary terms instantly on CourseSmart at ahref="" offers extra functionality, as well as an immediate way to review the text. Formore details, visit ahref="" orahref=""