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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)
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).
11 Clostridium difficile.
12 Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease.
13 Meningococcal Disease.
15 Campylobacter and Salmonella.
16 Blood-borne Viruses.
17 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
18 Pandemic Influenza.
19 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD).