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Infection prevention and control at a glance

Summary: Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, as well as qualified nurses and medical students. Infection prevention and control is one of the key five essential skills clusters that is incorporated into all pre-registration nursing programmes. This highly visual and dynamic book is a thorough resource for nurses wanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of this important part of nursing. Written by experienced infection prevention and control specialist nurses, it provides a concise and simple approach to a vast and complex subject, and equips the reader with key information in relation to various aspects of infection prevention and control practice. * Provides a snap-shot of the application of infection prevention and control in practice and the key infections affecting patients in both acute and primary care * A uniquely visual and accessible overview of a topic of relevance to all nursing staff * Includes key points for clinical practice, patient management, and signposting of key national guidance documents and websites * Available in a wide-range of digital formats - perfect for 'on the go' study and revision.

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  • ISBN: 9781118973554
  • ISBN: 1118973550
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 136 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1: Introduction to infection prevention and control. Infection prevention and control (IP & C) -- Communicable diseases -- Bacterial classification and structure -- Bacterial virulence factors -- Viral classification and structure -- The innate immune response -- The acquired immune response -- Principles of specimen collection -- The microbiology laboratory -- Antibiotics and prescribing -- Antimicrobial resistance -- Part 2: The principles of infection prevention and control. The chain of infection -- Vaccination -- Hand hygiene -- Surgical hand preparation -- Personal protective equipment -- Environmental cleaning and disinfection -- Sharps -- Aseptic non-touch technique -- Part 3: Clinical practice aspects of IP & C. The infection prevention management of intravascular devices -- Isolation and cohort nursing -- Management of patients with infectious diarrhoea -- Investigation and management of outbreaks -- Prevention and treatment of surgical site infection -- Recognition and management of sepsis -- Part 4: Infections and infectious diseases. Bloodborne viruses -- Bordetella pertussis -- Campylobacter jejuni -- Gram-negative carbapenemase-producing organisms, including Enterobacteriaceae -- Catheter-associated urinary tract infection -- Clostridium difficile: prevention and control -- Community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia -- Ebola virus disease -- Infestation -- Influenza -- Invasive group A streptococcal disease -- Legionella -- Measles, mumps and rubella -- Meningococcal disease -- Norovirus -- Pandemic influenza -- Salmonella -- Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA -- Tuberculosis -- Varicella zoster.
Subject: Cross infection Nursing
Nosocomial infections Control
Cross infection
Cross infection Control
Cross infection Prevention
Infection Control
Evidence-based medicine
Infection Prevention
Nosocomial infections Prevention
Cross Infection nursing
Cross Infection prevention & control
Infection Control

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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