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

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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)

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780470059074
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/18/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Debbie Weston is a well-known professional with a special interest in raising the profile of Infection Control through education.Outside of work she is a Volunteer Coastal Warden for the Thanet Coast Project and has an interest in Marine Conservation.

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Table of Contents




List of Figures.

List of Tables.



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.


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.




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