Infectious Diseases in Critical Care: Risk to Nurses and Related Topics

Infectious Diseases in Critical Care: Risk to Nurses and Related Topics

by Inge Gurevich

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Infectious Diseases in Critical Care: Risk to Nurses and Related Topics by Inge Gurevich

Infectious Diseases in Critical Care Nursing goes far beyond institutional infection control policies and proceduresto aid recognition of patients who may have transmissible infections, identify the clinical clues that an infection is present, and deal with the anxieties, issues, and 'gray' areas of self-protection. Chapter by chapter it covers: how the immune system works, how to safely collect and interpret specimens for culture, various pathogens, their sources, modes of transmission, the patient populations most likely to be infected, early warning signs, pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis, realistic and unrealistic concerns of pregnant nurses, and different approaches to isolation and precautions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780834200838
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 09/20/1989
Series: Aspen Series in Critical Care Nursing
Pages: 272

Table of Contents

Contents: INFECTIOUS DISEASES: RELATED TOPICS
• The Infectious Patient: Reducing the Risk of Transmission
• The Immune System and Its Relationship to Infection
• Collection of Culture Specimens and Interpretation of Results
• TRANSMISSIBLE INFECTIONS: PROTECTING THE NURSE AND OTHERS
• The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
• Hepatitis B and Delta Hepatitis
• Hepatitis A and Hepatitis Non-A, Non-B
• Pulmonary Tuberculosis
• The Herpesviruses: Epstein-Barr Virus and Cytomegalovirus
• The Herpesviruses: Herpes Simplex and Varicella-Zoster
• The Neurotropic Viruses Meningitis: Early Recognition and Prevention of Spread
• SPECIAL ASPECTS: INFECTION CONTROL, CRITICAL CARE, AND THE PREGNANT NURSE
• Pregnancy and the Risk of Infection
• The Infection Control Practitioner and the Critical Care Nurse: Collaboration in Patient Safety

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