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Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control
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Reviews from 1st edition: "This book tells every healthcare professional all they need to know about infection control...A user-friendly, valuable source of knowledge on a subject that can be confusing and complicated." Nursing Standard "A valuable contribution within any health or social environment." Journal of Community Nursing Infection prevention and control is an essential component of nursing care, and an extremely topical and crucial subject area for both nursing students and qualified nurses. This fully updated edition will enable readers to gain a firm grasp of both the principles of infection control which they can relate to clinical practice, and the current issues surrounding the subject. Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control provides a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of infection control and prevention, and the basic elements of microbiology and epidemiology that underpin them.
Thoroughly revised in line with current policy, this book contains brand new chapters on: The Infection Prevention and Control Team; Audit and Surveillance; Infection Control Management; The Management of Outbreaks; Infection Prevention and Control and the Law; Patient and Public Perception; Infection Control in the Community; and Antibiotic Resistant Gram-negative Bacteria, a topic which has major implications for healthcare globally. With examples, case studies, and learning features throughout, this user-friendly textbook will be essential reading for all nursing students as well as qualified nursing and healthcare professionals. Special features: A fully revised new edition of an essential textbook for nursing students and qualified nursing & healthcare professionals A core topic for all nursing students as well as qualified staff Explores both the principles and practice of this topical subject area Accessible and user-friendly, with pedagogical features throughout and an online resource centre featuring weblinks, scenarios and downloadable illustrations and documents.
New to this edition: an increased clinical focus, with more application to practice; a companion website; increased use of pedagogical features; brand new chapters on: The Infection Prevention and Control Team; Audit and Surveillance; Infection Control Management; The Management of Outbreaks; Infection Prevention and Control and the Law; Patient and Public Perception; Infection Control in the Community; and Antibiotic Resistant Gram-negative Bacteria, a topic which has major implications for healthcare globally.


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ISBN-13: 9781118307700
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (John Wiley & Sons Inc)
Publication date: September, 2013
Pages: 376

Subcategories: Infectious Diseases, Nursing