Practical Healthcare Epidemiology takes a hands-on approach to infection prevention for physicians, healthcare epidemiologists, infection preventionists, microbiologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Increased regulatory requirements and patient knowledge and involvement has elevated patient safety, healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic stewardship and quality-of-care to healthcare wide issues. This fully updated new edition brings together the expertise of leaders in healthcare epidemiology to provide best practice expert guidance on infection prevention for adult and pediatric patients in all types of healthcare facilities, from community hospitals and academic institutions, to long-term care and resource limited settings. Written in clear, straightforward terms to address prevention planning and immediate responses to specific situations, this is the go-to resource for any practitioners in medicine or public health involved in infection prevention, regardless of their current expertise in the field.
Preface: an introduction to practical hospital epidemiology Ebbing Lautenbach, Preeti N. Malani, Jennifer H. Han, Jonas Marschall, Emily K. Shuman and Keith Woeltje; Part I. Getting Started: 1. Ethical aspects of infection prevention Loreen A. Herwaldt and Lauris C. Kaldjian; 2. The infection control committee David A. Pegues; 3. Product evaluation David A. Pegues; 4. The business case for healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship Eli N. Perencevich; 5. Quality improvement in healthcare epidemiology Mohamad G. Fakih, Susan MacArthur and Louise-Marie Dembry; Part II. Infection Prevention Basics: 6. Epidemiogic methods in infection control Jeffrey S Gerber; 7. Isolation Daniel J. Morgan and Gonzalo M. L. Bearman; 8. Disinfection and sterilization in health-care facilities William A. Rutala and David J. Weber; 9. Improving hand hygiene in healthcare settings Katherine D. Ellingson and Janet P. Haas; 10. Basics of surveillance – an overview (also discuss electronic) Kathleen A. Gase; 11. Outbreak investigations Alison Laufer Halpin, Alice Y. Guh and Alexander J. Kallen; Part III. Major HAI Categories – Surveillance and Prevention: 12. Urinary tract infection Emily K. Shuman; 13. Ventilator-associated events Michael Klompas; 14. Basics of surgical site infection. Surveillance and prevention Deverick J. Anderson and Trish M. Perl; 15. Surveillance and prevention of infections associated with vascular catheters Walter Zingg and Jonas Marschall; Part IV. Antimicrobial Resistant Organisms: 16. Control of gram-positive multidrug-resistant pathogens Trevor C. Van Schooneveld and Mark E. Rupp; 17. Control of gram-negative multidrug-resistant pathogens Pranita Tamma; 18. Clostridium difficile infection Erik Dubberke and Jennifer Kwon; 19. Antimicrobial stewardship Sharon Tsay and Keith Hamilton; Part V. Special Settings: 20. Infection prevention in resource-limited settings Jennifer Han and Nimalie Stone; 21. Infection prevention in the outpatient setting Sarah S. Lewis and Rebekah W. Moehring; 22. Infection control with limited resources Anucha Apisarnthanarak and Virgina Roth; Part VI. Special Topics: 23. The role of the laboratory in prevention of healthcare associated infections Michael A. Pfaller and Daniel J. Diekema; 24. Biological disasters Sandro Cinti and Eden Wells; 25. Exposure workups David Banach, Hilary Babcock and Louise-Marie Dembry; 26. Employee health and infection control Tara N. Palmore and David K. Henderson; 27. Tuberculosis infection control in healthcare settings Henry M. Blumberg; 28. Patient safety Darren R. Linkin and P. J. Brennan; 29. Infection prevention in design, renovation, and construction Loie Ruhl Couch, Loreen A. Herwaldt and Linda L. Dickey; 30. Regulatory issues Steve Weber and Pranavi Sreeramoju.