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An Illustrated Guide to Infection Control
     

An Illustrated Guide to Infection Control

by Kathleen Motacki
 

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"This guide is useful for nursing students as well as those in practice."--Doody's Medical Reviews

This all-encompassing volume assists nursing students and beginning-level RNs in developing a practical understanding of infection control issues as they relate to many different areas of health care.

The Illustrated Guide to Infection

Overview

"This guide is useful for nursing students as well as those in practice."--Doody's Medical Reviews

This all-encompassing volume assists nursing students and beginning-level RNs in developing a practical understanding of infection control issues as they relate to many different areas of health care.

The Illustrated Guide to Infection Control covers every infection control topic, from basic hand washing, immunizations, infection control in critical care, infection control in labor and delivery, and medical waste disposal, to methods of surveillance, and everything in between-all in one volume. Written by experts in the respective fields, each chapter offers important insights on protecting patients, families, visitors, volunteers, and health care providers from infection. Illustrations are provided to help demonstrate the topics presented, and chapters contain questions and answers with rationales for students to reflect upon.

Key features:

  • Eliminates the need for multiple infection control resources by covering all essential topics in one volume
  • Encompasses all of the important infection control topics, from basic issues such as hand washing, to specialty area-specific measures such as prevention measures for critical care nursing
  • Covers multiple clinical areas of expertise, including acute care, dialysis, TB control, physician's offices, and more
  • Includes pre-test and post-test questions for each chapter, with answers provided at the end of the book

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, PhD (East Carolina University )
Description: This book presents information on infection control measures that supplements the content in textbooks used in nursing education programs. It discusses infection control in various settings and in specific disease processes.
Purpose: As the book notes, infection control is of "exceptional importance" to all practitioners and patients, and this book discusses basic to advanced concepts in infection control in a way that enables practitioners to integrate them into their practice.
Audience: Student and new practicing nurses are the intended audience. The shared perception of the authors is that nursing textbooks cover infection control, but this book "incorporates all levels of nursing in one book and includes basic infection control principles along with specialty area-specific infection control measures."
Features: After detailing basic infection control principles, the book then covers blood-borne pathogens and infection control in a variety of settings. The basic infection control chapter covers basic hand washing, use of soap and water, alcohol hand washing products, gloving, and gowning. The focus on infection control in a variety of settings does not occur in most nursing books. Each chapter begins with a pretest with a rationale for each response, followed by the chapter and then a posttest. The illustrations, all in black and white, highlight the narrative.
Assessment: This guide is useful for nursing students as well as those in practice. Although written for students and new practitioners, it can serve as a reference for practicing nurses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826105615
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Kathleen Motacki, MSN, RN, BC, is a Lecturer, Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health, Farleigh Dickenson University, where she teaches Child and Family nursing, Life Span Development, Community Health, and Health Care Management. She currently is President, Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Rho Chapter. In 2007 she sat on ANCC's Pediatric Standards Committee for the new Pediatric Examination, and in 2006 on ANCC's National Certification Board, Pediatric Nursing. She has 25+ years experience as a practicing nurse, organizing and presenting in-service continuing education, and community outreach. She has published one book and several articles in peer reviewed journals.

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