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Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control: Theory and Practice

Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control: Theory and Practice

by Debbie Weston
     
 

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Reviews of first 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

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Reviews of first 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 a crucially important subject area for both nursing students and qualified nurses. Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control gives readers a firm grasp of the principles of infection control, how they relate to clinical practice and the key issues surrounding the subject. It provides a comprehensive guide to the prevention, management and control of healthcare associated infections, and the basic elements of microbiology, immunology and epidemiology that underpin them.

Thoroughly revised in line with current policy, this new edition contains brand-new chapters on a range of topics including the role of the Infection Prevention and Control Team, audit and surveillance, and the management of outbreaks.  Also incorporating a range of case studies and examples as well as additional online content, it is essential reading for all nursing students as well as qualified nursing and healthcare professionals.

  • Explores both principles and practice of a crucial subject area
  • Accessible and user-friendly, with a range of features to help study 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 to practice

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This book would also serve as an excellent quick reference to any healthcare practitioner exploring issues related to everyday practice in infection control and prevention.”  (Journal of Perioperative Practice, 1 June 2014)

Praise for the 1st edition:

"This book would make a valuable contribution within any health or social environment." (Journal of Community Nursing, Aug/Sep 2008)

"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, June 2011)

 

5* Amazon review: Vital to the healthcare profession of today. With the current high profile of infection prevention and control, at last, an up to date resource that makes the subject very interesting and readable.
The author includes the history and science, along with the latest Government guidelines on the prevention and control of infection. It not only gives the reader an understanding of the background of the subject, but also enables them to put theory into practice. In my opinion this is the most important book any healthcare professional or healthcare student can own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118306659
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/23/2013
Series:
Fundamentals Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Debbie Weston is Deputy Lead Nurse and Operational Lead for Infection Prevention and
Control at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Kent, UK.

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