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Infection prevention and control [electronic resource] : theory and clinical practice for healthcare professionals /
Debbie Weston.
imprint
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
description
xx, 328 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0470059079 (alk. paper), 9780470059074 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
isbn
0470059079 (alk. paper)
9780470059074 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Infection prevention and control: past, present and future -- Bacterial and viral classification, structure, and function -- The collection and transportation of specimens -- The microbiology laboratory -- Understanding the immune system and the nature and pathogenesis of infection -- The principles of infection prevention and control -- Types of healthcare associated infection -- The problem of antimicrobial resistance -- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) -- Tuberculosis -- Clostridium difficile -- Invasive group A streptococcal disease -- Meningococcal disease -- Norovirus -- Campylobacter and salmonella -- Blood-borne viruses -- Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) -- Pandemic influenza -- Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) -- Legionella.
catalogue key
7957279
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-313) and index.
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"The book is a user-friendly, valuable source of knowledge, on a subject that can be confusing and complicated." (Nursing Management, July 2008)"This is a user-friendly, valuable source of Knowledge on a subject that can be confusing and complicated." (Nursing Standard, June 2008)
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"The book is a user-friendly, valuable source of knowledge, on a subject that can be confusing and complicated." ( Nursing Management , July 2008) "This is a user-friendly, valuable source of Knowledge on a subject that can be confusing and complicated." ( Nursing Standard , June 2008)
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"This book would make a valuable contribution within any health or social environment." ( Journal of Community Nursing , Aug/Sep 2008)
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Summaries
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The high media profile given to topics such as MRSA, Clostridium difficile , dirty hospitals and poor compliance with hand hygiene, has forced the subject of infection prevention and control into the public arena. It has become a high priority for the NHS as an organisation and all healthcare staff involved in patient care. Infection prevention and control as a speciality is complex, fascinating and challenging, encompassing not only clinical practice issues in relation to patient care but also the infection control aspects of the environment, together with the health and safety of members of the public and healthcare workers. It is therefore essential that healthcare professionals have a firm grasp of both the principles of infection control, which they can relate to clinical practice and the current issues. Infection Prevention and Control is divided into three sections: Part one Sets the scene; describes the history of infection control; introduces basic microbiology and virology, including a description of the role of the microbiology laboratory and the collection of specimens for investigation; introduces the function of the immune system, the immune response and the nature and pathogenesis of infection. Part two Looks at the principles and practice of infection prevention and control in relation to universal precautions; types of healthcare associated infection; issues around decontamination; management of invasive devices; hand hygiene and the problem of antimicrobial resistance. Part three Examines in depth some of the common healthcare associated infections, such as Meticillin - resistant Staphylococcus aureus and antibiotic resistant coliforms, along with other prolific infections of major concern to healthcare workers such as Tuberculosis, CJD and Pandemic Influenza. Infection Prevention and Control is a valuable and comprehensive text that equips healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge base.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Weston 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, and how specific bacteria interact with the host and cause infection, and more.
Long Description
The high media profile given to topics such as MRSA, Clostridium difficile, dirty hospitals and poor compliance with hand hygiene, has forced the subject of infection prevention and control into the public arena. It has become a high priority for the NHS as an organisation and all healthcare staff involved in patient care. Infection prevention and control as a speciality is complex, fascinating and challenging, encompassing not only clinical practice issues in relation to patient care but also the infection control aspects of the environment, together with the health and safety of members of the public and healthcare workers. It is therefore essential that healthcare professionals have a firm grasp of both the principles of infection control, which they can relate to clinical practice and the current issues. Infection Prevention and Control is divided into three sections: Part oneSets the scene; describes the history of infection control; introduces basic microbiology and virology, including a description of the role of the microbiology laboratory and the collection of specimens for investigation; introduces the function of the immune system, the immune response and the nature and pathogenesis of infection. Part twoLooks at the principles and practice of infection prevention and control in relation to universal precautions; types of healthcare associated infection; issues around decontamination; management of invasive devices; hand hygiene and the problem of antimicrobial resistance. Part threeExamines in depth some of the common healthcare associated infections, such as Meticillin - resistant Staphylococcus aureus and antibiotic resistant coliforms, along with other prolific infections of major concern to healthcare workers such as Tuberculosis, CJD and Pandemic Influenza. Infection Prevention and Control is a valuable and comprehensive text that equips healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge base.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction
Infection Prevention and Control: Past, Present and Future
Bacterial and Viral Classification, Structure and Function
The Collection and Transportation of Specimens
The Microbiology Laboratory
Understanding the Immune System and the Nature and Pathogenesis of Infection
The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Types of Healthcare Associated Infection
The Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Tuberculosis
Clostridium difficile
Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease
Meningococcal Disease
Norovirus
Campylobacter and Salmonella
Bloodborne Viruses
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Pandemic Influenza
Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease (CJD)
Legionella
References
Glossary
Index
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