Understanding Infection Prevention and Control


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    Edition: 1st Edition
  • Format: Soft Cover
  • ISBN: 9780702180590
  • Language(s): English
  • Extent: 432
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  • Category: Medicine

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Infection prevention and control play a significant part in containing the spread of disease. Increased resistance to antimicrobials and the rapid spread of communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, swine flu, SARS and avian flu has highlighted the need for good IPC measures in both the healthcare setting and at home.

Understanding Infection Prevention and Control is a comprehensive compendium of IPC processes that can be applied to all countries. The text embraces the recent developments and recommendations in IPC from international authorities, such as the World Health Organization. It is an ideal study and teaching tool and will serve as a reference book for healthcare systems planners who wish to understand IPC and strengthen systems.

Chapter 1: Infection Prevention and Control
Chapter 2: Introduction to Microbiology
Chapter 3: Decontamination of Medical Devices
Chapter 4: Risk Management in Infection Prevention and Control
Chapter 5: Hospital Design
Chapter 6: Support Services
Chapter 7: Communicable Disease Control
Chapter 8: Gathering and applying information in IPC

• Medical students
• Practising physicians
• Professional nurses
• A source of reference at all hospitals and training institutions

• Explains how effective risk management can reduce hospital stay and thereby reduce costs
• Provides easy to follow information, simplifying the subject of IPC
• Reflects recent evidence published on IPC especially in hospital design and natural ventilation, giving the reader the most up-to-date, evidence-based information.
• Is comprehensive and covers everything necessary for a post-graduate qualification in IPC, so that no other book is necessary


 

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Infection prevention and control play a significant part in containing the spread of disease. Increased resistance to antimicrobials and the rapid spread of communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, swine flu, SARS and avian flu has highlighted the need for good IPC measures in both the healthcare setting and at home.

Understanding Infection Prevention and Control is a comprehensive compendium of IPC processes that can be applied to all countries. The text embraces the recent developments and recommendations in IPC from international authorities, such as the World Health Organization. It is an ideal study and teaching tool and will serve as a reference book for healthcare systems planners who wish to understand IPC and strengthen systems.

Chapter 1: Infection Prevention and Control
Chapter 2: Introduction to Microbiology
Chapter 3: Decontamination of Medical Devices
Chapter 4: Risk Management in Infection Prevention and Control
Chapter 5: Hospital Design
Chapter 6: Support Services
Chapter 7: Communicable Disease Control
Chapter 8: Gathering and applying information in IPC

• Medical students
• Practising physicians
• Professional nurses
• A source of reference at all hospitals and training institutions

• Explains how effective risk management can reduce hospital stay and thereby reduce costs
• Provides easy to follow information, simplifying the subject of IPC
• Reflects recent evidence published on IPC especially in hospital design and natural ventilation, giving the reader the most up-to-date, evidence-based information.
• Is comprehensive and covers everything necessary for a post-graduate qualification in IPC, so that no other book is necessary


 

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