Infection Prevention & Control At A Glance

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Item#: 9781118973554
Edition 01
Author Weston Et Al
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Infection Prevention and Control at a Glanceis 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 careA uniquely visual and accessible overview of a topic of relevance to all nursing staffIncludes key points for clinical practice, patient management, and signposting of key national guidance documents and websitesAvailable in a wide-range of digital formats - perfect for 'on the go' study and revision

Table of Contents
Preface viiAcknowledgements viiiPart 1 Introduction to infection prevention and control 1 1 Infection prevention and control (IP&C) 22 Communicable diseases 63 Bacterial classification and structure 84 Bacterial virulence factors 105 Viral classification and structure 126 The innate immune response 147 The acquired immune response 168 Principles of specimen collection 189 The microbiology laboratory 2010 Antibiotics and prescribing 2211 Antimicrobial resistance 24Part 2 The principles of infection prevention and control 27 12 The chain of infection 2813 Vaccination 3214 Hand hygiene 3415 Surgical hand preparation 3816 Personal protective equipment 4117 Environmental cleaning and disinfection 4418 Sharps 4619 Aseptic non-touch technique 48Part 3 Clinical practice aspects of IP&C 53 20 The infection prevention management of intravascular devices 5421 Isolation and cohort nursing 5622 Management of patients with infectious diarrhoea 5823 Investigation and management of out
eaks 6024 Prevention and treatment of surgical site infection 6225 Recognition and management of sepsis 64Part 4 Infections and infectious diseases 67 26 Bloodborne viruses 6827 Bordetella pertussis 7228 Campylobacter jejuni 7429 Gram-negative carbapenemase-producing organisms, including Enterobacteriaceae 7630 Catheter-associated urinary tract infection 7831 Clostridium difficile: prevention and control 8032 Community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia 8233 Ebola virus disease 8634 Infestation 9235 Influenza 9636 Invasive group A streptococcal disease 9837 Legionella 10038 Measles, mumps and rubella 10239 Meningococcal disease 10440 Norovirus 10641 Pandemic influenza 10842 Salmonella 11043 Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA 11244 Tuberculosis 11645 Varicella zoster 120Glossary 123References 125Index 134