Infection Prevention and Control: Theory and Practice for Healthcare Professionals / Edition 1

Infection Prevention and Control: Theory and Practice for Healthcare Professionals / Edition 1

by Debbie Weston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470059079

ISBN-13: 9780470059074

Pub. Date: 03/18/2008

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

"The book is a user-friendly, valuable source of knowledge, on a subject that can be confusing and complicated." (Nursing Management, July 2008)

"This is a user-friendly, valuable source of Knowledge on a subject that can be confusing and complicated." (Nursing Standard, June 2008)

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"The book is a user-friendly, valuable source of knowledge, on a subject that can be confusing and complicated." (Nursing Management, July 2008)

"This is a user-friendly, valuable source of Knowledge on a subject that can be confusing and complicated." (Nursing Standard, June 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470059074
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/18/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Introduction.

PART I.

1 Infection Prevention and Control: Past, Present and Future.

2 Bacterial and Viral Classification, Structure and Function.

3 The Collection and Transportation of Specimens.

4 The Microbiology Laboratory.

5 Understanding the Immune System and the Nature and Pathogenesis of Infection.

6 The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control.

7 Types of Healthcare Associated Infection.

8 The Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance.

PART II.

9 Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

10 Tuberculosis.

11 Clostridium difficile.

12 Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease.

13 Meningococcal Disease.

14 Norovirus.

15 Campylobacter and Salmonella.

16 Blood-borne Viruses.

17 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

18 Pandemic Influenza.

19 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD).

20 Legionella.

References.

Glossary.

Index.

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