Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control: Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition

Price: $42.99
Catalog No.: S50000
Publisher/Vendor: Wiley
Author: Debbie Weston
Pages: 400
Size: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.5 inches
Format: Softcover Book
Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control, 2nd Edition (S50000)

Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control, 2nd Edition gives readers a grasp of the principles of infection control, how they relate to clinical practice and the key issues surrounding the subject. It provides a guide to the prevention, management and control of healthcare associated infections, and the basic elements of microbiology, immunology and epidemiology that underpin them.

This edition contains new chapters on a range of topics including the role of the Infection Prevention and Control Team, audit and surveillance, and the management of outbreaks.

Also incorporating a range of case studies and examples as well as additional online content, it is reading for nursing students as well as qualified nursing and healthcare professionals.

Explores both principles and practice of a crucial subject area. Accessible and user-friendly, with a range of features to help study including key definitions, links back to clinical practice, and chapter learning outcomes and summaries

Accompanied by an online resource center featuring MCQs, weblinks, case scenarios and downloadable fact sheets. Features an increased clinical focus, with more application to practice.

In this Edition

  • An increased clinical focus, with more application to practice
  • A companion website with links to further reading, case scenarios, and downloadable fact sheets
  • Colour illustrations
  • Increased format with more use of pedagogical features including 'learning outcomes', 'reflection points', 'fact boxes' and chapter summaries
  • Fully updated to include the latest guidance, i.e. WHO guidance on hand hygiene, new guidance from NICE on tuberculosis, new guidance on norovirus and clostridium difficile
  • Brand new chapters on:
    • The Infection Prevention and Control Team
    • Audit and Surveillance
    • Infection Control Management
    • The Management of Outbreaks
    • Infection Prevention and Control and the Law
    • Patient and Public Perception
    • Infection Control in the Community
    • Antibiotic Resistant Gram-negative Bacteria

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Part One: Introduction to infection prevention and control
    • Chapter 1 The burden of healthcare-associated infections, and disease threats old and new
    • Chapter 2 The Infection Prevention and Control Team
    • Chapter 3 Audit and surveillance
    • Chapter 4 The investigation of clusters, periods of increased incidence and outbreaks of infection
    • Chapter 5 Microbial classification and structure
    • Chapter 6 The collection and transportation of specimens
    • Chapter 7 The microbiology laboratory
    • Chapter 8 Understanding the immune system and the nature and pathogenesis of infection
    • Chapter 9 Sepsis
    • Chapter 10 Antibiotics and the problem of resistance
  • Part Two: The principles of infection prevention and control (standard precautions)
    • Chapter 11 Isolation and cohort nursing
    • Chapter 12 Hand hygiene
    • Chapter 13 Personal protective equipment
    • Chapter 14 The safe handling and disposal of sharps
    • Chapter 15 Cleaning
  • Part Three: Clinical practice
    • Chapter 16 The management of vascular access devices and the prevention of bloodstream infections
    • Chapter 17 The prevention and management of catheter-associated urinary tract infections
    • Chapter 18 The prevention and management of surgical site infections
    • Chapter 19 The prevention and management of hospital and community-acquired pneumonia
  • Part Four: Specificorganisms
    • Chapter 20 Stapylococcus aureus (including MRSA)
    • Chapter 21 Tuberculosis
    • Chapter 22 Clostridium difficile
    • Chapter 23 Norovirus
    • Chapter 24 Blood-borne viruses
  • Glossary
  • Index