Infection Control In Home Care And Hospice / Edition 2

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Overview

An official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), the highly successful Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice helps home care providers assess the infection control needs of their organization, and develop home care infection and surveillance programs. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest CDC Guidelines on infection control in home care, including Hand Hygiene, Prevention of IV-related Infections, and the 2004 Isolation Guideline.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Joan C. Murphy
This paperback, an official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., describes in detail the measures needed in home care to prevent and contain infections. It is a first in this subject matter. The authors intend to provide assistance in the struggle to meet the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's Standards, which require an organized approach to infection control planning as well as performance measurement, including surveillance of home care-acquired infections. The book is also intended to serve as a reference source and is very much needed as home care providers have a professional, moral, and ethical responsibility to reduce infections. The purposes are met within the limitations of current research. This book will serve as a guide for home care nurses as well as other team members. It is appropriate for libraries and for students in the healthcare professions. The background of the authors is well suited for their preparation of this content. Following an overview of the historical perspectives of infection control and the infectious disease process, the authors discuss thoroughly the procedures that make up the routine of a home care provider. Each section includes CDC guidelines. There is also a special chapter for occupational health. The appendixes include an extensive guide to bloodborne pathogens, a national directory, and a resource listing. Multiple other appendixes provide vital information. The extensive index facilitates timely use of the text. This text serves as a starting point, a first in the discussion, debate, and study of infection control in home care. It is very muchneeded given the growing field of home care, but also because of the characteristics of patients and the changes in infections.
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Reviewer: Joan C. Murphy, EdD, MS, RN, NP (Utica College of Syracuse University)
Description: This paperback, an official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., describes in detail the measures needed in home care to prevent and contain infections. It is a first in this subject matter.
Purpose: The authors intend to provide assistance in the struggle to meet the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's Standards, which require an organized approach to infection control planning as well as performance measurement, including surveillance of home care-acquired infections. The book is also intended to serve as a reference source and is very much needed as home care providers have a professional, moral, and ethical responsibility to reduce infections. The purposes are met within the limitations of current research.
Audience: This book will serve as a guide for home care nurses as well as other team members. It is appropriate for libraries and for students in the healthcare professions. The background of the authors is well suited for their preparation of this content.
Features: Following an overview of the historical perspectives of infection control and the infectious disease process, the authors discuss thoroughly the procedures that make up the routine of a home care provider. Each section includes CDC guidelines. There is also a special chapter for occupational health.
Assessment: The appendixes include an extensive guide to bloodborne pathogens, a national directory, and a resource listing. Multiple other appendixes provide vital information. The extensive index facilitates timely use of the text. This text serves as a starting point, a first in the discussion, debate, and study of infection control in home care. It is very much needed given the growing field of home care, but also because of the characteristics of patients and the changes in infections.
Booknews
Provides information to home care and hospice organizations for the prevention, control, and surveillance of infection. Thirteen chapters cover topics including infection control as a health care discipline; the infectious disease process; patient care practices; infection control in home infusion therapy; pediatrics, pets, and preparation of food; personal protective equipment and staff supplies; isolation precautions; cleaning and disinfection equipment; medical waste management; surveillance of infections; outbreak investigations; occupational health; and organizing for infection control in home care. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763740160
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 9/14/2005
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 245
  • Sales rank: 850,491
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Infection control as a health care discipline 1
Ch. 2 The infectious disease process 7
Ch. 3 Patient care practices 15
Ch. 4 Infection control in home infusion therapy 37
Ch. 5 Infection control in pediatrics, pets, and preparation of food 65
Ch. 6 Personal protective equipment and staff supplies 79
Ch. 7 Multidrug-resistant organisms 89
Ch. 8 Isolation precautions in home care 99
Ch. 9 Guidelines for cleaning and disinfection 121
Ch. 10 Medical waste management 131
Ch. 11 Surveillance of home care-acquired infections 163
Ch. 12 Outbreak investigations 187
Ch. 13 Planning for occupational health 195
Ch. 14 Developing and maintaining an infection control program 221
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