This book is a must-have resource for nurses and other health care professionals dealing with infection control issues. The authors are experts in the field of infection control and offer valuable, evidence-based coverage of key topics, including epidemiology, the latest research, and special considerations for individuals as well as specific populations.
"A comprehensive text that explores many aspects of infection control within a range of environments, makes this an essential read for those involve in community healthcare.
" Joan Cochrane, April 2003
Introduction. Basic microbiology. Public health function. Epidemiology and surveillance. Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. Home setting. Nurseries and schools. Residential and nursing homes. General practice. Health centres. Dental practices. Pregnancy and childbirth. Ectoparasitic infections. Wound infection. Immunosuppressive diseases. Gastrointestinal disease. Prisoners, travellers, the homeless and refugees. Travel health and immunisation. Documentation and infection control. Antibiotic resistance. Tattooing and body piercing Appendix A. Internet resources on evidence based health care. Appendix B.Infectious disease notifications:action to be taken. Appendix C.Infectious Disease Control - the legislation. Glossary. Index