Infection Control in the ICU Environment / Edition 1

Infection Control in the ICU Environment / Edition 1

by Robert A. Weinstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792374150

ISBN-13: 9780792374152

Pub. Date: 09/27/2007

Publisher: Springer US

Infection Control in the ICU Environment provides the details of the most common infection control problems facing intensive care units. Authors include noted scientists, intensivists and epidemiologists from the United States and Europe as well as infection control experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Overview

Infection Control in the ICU Environment provides the details of the most common infection control problems facing intensive care units. Authors include noted scientists, intensivists and epidemiologists from the United States and Europe as well as infection control experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Acinetobacter, methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin resistant enterococci are examined in detail. This volume also includes cutting edge information regarding the potential for prophylactic and pre-emptive therapy of fungal infections in intensive care units.
Innovations in vascular catheter care and prevention of bloodstream infections are discussed in this volume as well as the newest information in mathematical modeling to understand the epidemiology and control of infections in intensive care units.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792374152
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
09/27/2007
Series:
Perspectives on Critical Care Infectious Diseases Series, #5
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
1Scope and Magnitude of Nosocomial ICU Infections: U.S. Perspective1
2Scope xand Magnitude of Nosocomial ICU Infections: European Perspective15
3Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci: A Threat for the ICU?: U.S. Perspective33
4Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Europe: A Changing Epidemiology?: European Perspective49
5Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: Is Control Necessary?: U.S. Perspective57
6Acinetobacter: Epidemiology and Control: U.S. Perspective67
7Acinetobacter: Epidemiology and Control: European Perspective77
8Fungal Infections: The Role of Prophylactic and Empiric Antifungal Therapy in ICU Patients: U.S. Perspective93
9Fungal Infections: The Role of Prophylaxis and Empiric Therapy in ICU Patients: European Perspective107
10Newer Approaches to Preventing Vascular Catheter-Related Sepsis: U.S. Perspective115
11Newer Approaches to Preventing Intravascular Device-Related Bloodstream Infections: European Perspective129
12Is Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Cost Effective?: North American Perspective141
13Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Is Prevention Cost Effective?: European Perspective155
14Cross-Colonization in Intensive Care Units: Fact or Fiction?: U.S. Perspective169
15Cross-Colonization: Fact or Fiction?: European Perspective181
16Conventional Infection Control Measures: Value or Ritual?: U.S. Perspective195
17Conventional Infection Control Measures: Value or Ritual?: European Perspective213
18Modeling of Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: U.S. Perspective231
19Mathematical Models in the ICU: Dynamics, Infection Control and Antibiotic Resistance: European Perspective245
Index267

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