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Practical Healthcare Epidemiology / Edition 4

Practical Healthcare Epidemiology / Edition 4

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Practical Healthcare Epidemiology takes a hands-on approach to infection prevention for physicians, healthcare epidemiologists, infection preventionists, microbiologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Increased regulatory requirements and patient knowledge and involvement has elevated patient safety, healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic stewardship and quality-of-care to healthcare wide issues. This fully updated new edition brings together the expertise of leaders in healthcare epidemiology to provide best practice expert guidance on infection prevention for adult and pediatric patients in all types of healthcare facilities, from community hospitals and academic institutions, to long-term care and resource limited settings. Written in clear, straightforward terms to address prevention planning and immediate responses to specific situations, this is the go-to resource for any practitioners in medicine or public health involved in infection prevention, regardless of their current expertise in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107153165
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/19/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 452
Sales rank: 894,023
Product dimensions: 8.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE is the Robert Austrian Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Director of Research for the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention. Dr Lautenbach's research focuses on healthcare-associated infections by antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, is the niversity of Michigan's hief Health Officer and Professor of Internal Medicine. She is also Director of the National Poll on Healthy Aging based at the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation. Dr Malani's clinical and research interests include infection prevention, surgical site infections, and health care policy.

Keith F. Woeltje, MD, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases at the Washington University School of Medicine and Vice-President and Chief Medical Information Officer for BJC HealthCare. His research interests are in the use of informatics tools for surveillance and reduction of healthcare associated infections and other preventable harm events.

Jennifer H. Han, MD, MSCE is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine and a Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. She serves as Associate Healthcare Epidemiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Han's research focuses on antibiotic resistance and multidrug-resistant organisms, with a specific focus on the post-acute care setting.

Emily K. Shuman, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the University of Michigan. Dr Shuman's clinical and research interests include surgical site infections, occupational health and healthcare worker immunization, and emerging infectious diseases.

Jonas Marschall, MD, M.Sc., is the Medical Director of the Infection Prevention Program at Bern University Hospital, Switzerland, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine. His research interests are the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections with a focus on catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

Table of Contents

Preface: an introduction to practical hospital epidemiology Ebbing Lautenbach, Preeti N. Malani, Jennifer H. Han, Jonas Marschall, Emily K. Shuman and Keith Woeltje; Part I. Getting Started: 1. Ethical aspects of infection prevention Loreen A. Herwaldt and Lauris C. Kaldjian; 2. The infection control committee David A. Pegues; 3. Product evaluation David A. Pegues; 4. The business case for healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship Eli N. Perencevich; 5. Quality improvement in healthcare epidemiology Mohamad G. Fakih, Susan MacArthur and Louise-Marie Dembry; Part II. Infection Prevention Basics: 6. Epidemiogic methods in infection control Jeffrey S Gerber; 7. Isolation Daniel J. Morgan and Gonzalo M. L. Bearman; 8. Disinfection and sterilization in health-care facilities William A. Rutala and David J. Weber; 9. Improving hand hygiene in healthcare settings Katherine D. Ellingson and Janet P. Haas; 10. Basics of surveillance - an overview (also discuss electronic) Kathleen A. Gase; 11. Outbreak investigations Alison Laufer Halpin, Alice Y. Guh and Alexander J. Kallen; Part III. Major HAI Categories - Surveillance and Prevention: 12. Urinary tract infection Emily K. Shuman; 13. Ventilator-associated events Michael Klompas; 14. Basics of surgical site infection. Surveillance and prevention Deverick J. Anderson and Trish M. Perl; 15. Surveillance and prevention of infections associated with vascular catheters Walter Zingg and Jonas Marschall; Part IV. Antimicrobial Resistant Organisms: 16. Control of gram-positive multidrug-resistant pathogens Trevor C. Van Schooneveld and Mark E. Rupp; 17. Control of gram-negative multidrug-resistant pathogens Pranita Tamma; 18. Clostridium difficile infection Erik Dubberke and Jennifer Kwon; 19. Antimicrobial stewardship Sharon Tsay and Keith Hamilton; Part V. Special Settings: 20. Infection prevention in resource-limited settings Jennifer Han and Nimalie Stone; 21. Infection prevention in the outpatient setting Sarah S. Lewis and Rebekah W. Moehring; 22. Infection control with limited resources Anucha Apisarnthanarak and Virgina Roth; Part VI. Special Topics: 23. The role of the laboratory in prevention of healthcare associated infections Michael A. Pfaller and Daniel J. Diekema; 24. Biological disasters Sandro Cinti and Eden Wells; 25. Exposure workups David Banach, Hilary Babcock and Louise-Marie Dembry; 26. Employee health and infection control Tara N. Palmore and David K. Henderson; 27. Tuberculosis infection control in healthcare settings Henry M. Blumberg; 28. Patient safety Darren R. Linkin and P. J. Brennan; 29. Infection prevention in design, renovation, and construction Loie Ruhl Couch, Loreen A. Herwaldt and Linda L. Dickey; 30. Regulatory issues Steve Weber and Pranavi Sreeramoju.

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