Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control / Edition 4

Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control / Edition 4

by C. Glen Mayhall MD
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Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control / Edition 4

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Discover a practical, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention and management of nosocomial infection.  Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, Fourth Edition, continues to build upon its well-earned acclaim as the most comprehensive reference on hospital epidemiology and infection control.

 Over 150 leading authorities have contributed their expertise to the text, examining every type of nosocomial infection as well as issues relating to surveillance, prevention, and control of these infections in patients and in healthcare workers.

 This new edition features new or significantly increased coverage of emerging infectious diseases, avian influenza (“bird flu”), governmental regulation of infection control and payment practices related to hospital-acquired infections, molecular epidemiology, the increasing prevalence of community-acquired MRSA in healthcare facilities, system-wide infection control provisions for healthcare systems, hospital infection control issues following natural disasters, and antimicrobial stewardship in reducing the development of antimicrobial-resistant organisms.

New and updated features include…

• New chapters address mechanisms of bio?lm formation in staphylococci, microbiologic sampling of the environment in healthcare facilities, antimicrobial stewardship, and elements of design   in the built environment of the healthcare facility.
• NEW companion website offers extensive additional references for most chapters, as well as additional content useful in highly specialized circumstances
• Fully updated references cite established and emerging research into the prevention and management of hospital-acquired infection.   
• Enhanced clinical focus provides useful information and strategies readers can put into practice immediately. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608313006
Publisher: LWW
Publication date: 10/10/2011
Edition description: Fourth
Pages: 1600
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.60(h) x 3.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface for the 3rd Editionxxvii
I.Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control
1.Principles of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology3
2.Modern Quantitative Epidemiology in the Hospital19
3.Biostatitics for Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control49
4.Principles of Hospital Epidemiology83
5.Data Collection in Hospital Epidemiology91
6.Dramatic Improvements in Healthcare Quality: You Can Do It Too99
7.Investigation of Outbreaks107
8.Pseudoinfections and Pseudo-outbreaks123
II.Healthcare Quality Improvement
9.How to Select Improvement Projects137
10.Selection of Quality Improvement Tools and Methods147
11.Collecting Data for Actions155
12.Selecting Change Implementation Strategies161
13.Selecting Successful Health System Managing Approaches175
III.Informatics in Healthcare Epidemiology
14.Computer Fundamentals for Healthcare Epidemiology187
15.Using the Personal Computer for Healthcare Epidemiology197
16.The Electronic Health Record: An Essential Technology for Hospital Epidemiology207
IV.Epidemiology and Prevention of Nosocomial Infections of Organ Systems
17.Nosocomial Infections Related to Use of Intravascular Devices Inserted for Short-Term Vascular Access231
18.Nosocomial Infections Related to Use of Intravascular Devices Inserted for Long-Term Vascular Access241
19.Nosocomial Bloodstream Infections253
20.Nosocomial Urinary Tract Infections267
21.Surgical Site Infections287
22.Nosocomial Pneumonia311
23.Nosocomial Sinusitis341
24.Nosocomial Gastrointestinal Tract Infections351
25.Nosocomial Burn Wound Infections385
26.Nosocomial Ocular Infections401
27.Nosocomial Central Nervous System Infections415
V.Epidemiology and Prevention of Nosocomial Infections Caused by Specific Pathogens
Part A.Bacterial Infections
28.Staphylococcus aureus443
29.Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus471
30.Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci495
32.Enterococcus Species529
34.Nonfermentative Gram-Negative Bacilli575
35.Nosocomial Legionella Infection603
36.Clostridium difficile623
Part B.Mycobacterial Infections
37.Mycobacterium tuberculosis635
38.Nontuberculous Mycobacteria667
Part C.Fungal Infections
40.Filamentous Fungi705
Part D.Viral Infections
41.Influenza Viruses709
42.Varicella-Zoster Virus719
43.Herpes Simplex Virus733
45.Hepatitis Viruses743
Part E.Other Pathogens
47.Uncommon Causes of Nosocomial Infections765
VI.Epidemiology and Prevention of Nosocomial Infections in Pediatric Patients
48.Nosocomial Viral Respiratory Infections in Pediatric Patients783
49.Nosocomial Bacterial Infections of the Central Nervous System, Upper and Lower Respiratory Tracts, and Skin in Pediatric Patients793
50.Nosocomial Gastrointestinal Tract Infections in Pediatric Patients807
51.Nosocomial Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Other Viral Infections829
52.Nosocomial Infections in Newborn Nurseries and Neonatal Intensive Care Units851
53.Infections Acquired in Child Care Facilities885
VII.Epidemiology and Prevention of Nosocomial Infections in Special Patient Populations
54.Nosocomial Infections in Dental, Oral, and Maxillofacial Surgery913
55.Nosocomial Infections in Obstetrical Patients927
56.Nosocomial Infections in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury937
57.Healthcare-Associated Infections in Adults Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus945
58.Nosocomial Infections in Patients with Neoplastic Diseases969
59.Nosocomial Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients985
60.Infection Control and Prevention in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients1011
VIII.Epidemiology and Prevention of Nosocomial Infections Associated with Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
61.Nosocomial Infections Associated with Anesthesia1073
62.Nosocomial Infections Associated with Cardiac Catheterization and Other Invasive Procedures in Cardiology1117
63.Infection Risks of Endoscopy1125
64.Control of Infections Associated with Hemodialysis1139
65.Infections Associated with Peritoneal Dialysis1161
66.Nosocomial Infections Associated with Physical Therapy, Including Hydrotherapy1173
67.Infections that Complicate the Insertion of Prosthetic Devices1181
68.Nosocomial Infections Associated with Respiratory Therapy1207
69.Nosocomial Infections Associated with Transfusion of Blood and Blood Products1223
70.Nosocomial Infections Associated with Procedures Performed in Radiology1261
71.Infections Associated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Hyperbaric Chambers, and Research in Altitude Chambers and Saturation Diving1271
72.Infection Control in Gene Therapy1279
73.Infections in Xenotransplantation--A Model for Detection of Unknown Pathogens1289
IX.Epidemiology and Prevention of Nosocomial Infections Related to Hospital Support Services
74.Central Sterile Supply1301
75.Pharmacy Service1315
76.Volunteer Services1323
77.Environmental Services1327
X.Epidemiology and Prevention of Nosocomial Infections in Healthcare Workers
78.Nosocomial Viral Hepatitis in Healthcare Workers1337
79.Nosocomial Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Healthcare Workers1361
80.Vaccination of Healthcare Workers1381
81.Nosocomial Diseases of Healthcare Workers Spread by the Airborne or Contact Routes (Other than Tuberculosis)1401
82.Nosocomial Infections in Diagnostic Laboratories1431
83.Prevention of Occupationally Acquired Infections in Prehospital Healthcare Workers1443
84.Prevention of Occupationally Acquired Infections in Posthospital Healthcare Workers1449
XI.Disinfection and Sterilization
85.Selection and Use of Disinfectants in Healthcare1473
86.Sterilization and Pasteurization1523
87.Reuse of Medical Devices Labeled for Single-Use1535
XII.Prevention of Infections Acquired by Patients in Healthcare Facilities Related to Construction, Renovation, Demolition and Ventilation Systems
88.Prevention of Infections Related to Construction, Renovation, and Demolition1549
89.Design and Maintenance of Hospital Ventilation Systems and the Prevention of Airborne Nosocomial Infections1577
XIII.Antimicrobial Agents in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control
90.Mechanisms of Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents1593
91.Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospital Flora and Nosocomial Infections1613
XIV.The Literature in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control
92.Searching the Literature in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control1639
93.A Methodologically Focused Review of the Literature in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control1645
XV.Organization and Implementation of Infection Control Programs
94.Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections1659
95.Isolation of Patients with Communicable Diseases1703
96.Hand Washing and Hand Disinfection1727
97.Evaluating and Selecting Products that Have Infection Control Implications1747
98.Education of Healthcare Workers in the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections1755
99.Infection Control and the Employee Health Service1765
100.Medical Waste Management1773
101.Epidemiology and Prevention of Nosocomial Infections Associated with Animals in the Hospital1787
102.Role of the Microbiology Laboratory in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control1809
103.Determining the Cost-Effectiveness of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control Programs1827
104.Legal Issues in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control1835
XVI.Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control in Special Settings for Healthcare Delivery
105.Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control in Small Hospitals1849
106.Epidemiology and Prevention of Infections in Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities1855
107.Epidemiology and Prevention of Infections in Home Healthcare1881
108.Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources1889
109.Biologic Terrorism: An Overview1921
110.The State and Local Response to Bioterrorism1929
111.The Agents of Bioterrorism1945
112.Preparedness for a Bioterrorist Attack with Smallpox1965
XVIII.Emerging Infectious Diseases and Healthcare Epidemiology
113.Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome1979
Subject Index1991

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