Bennett & Brachman's Hospital Infections

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The field of healthcare epidemiology and infection control has seen tremendous advances in the last decade. Bennett & Brachman's Hospital Infections, 6e, now in vi
ant full color, provides the most up-to-date information on all aspects of this vital topic. Written by the world's foremost leaders in the field of nosocomial infections, this is your go-to text for preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) in all inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings.FeaturesMaster the latest evidence-based strategies for the prevention of the big four HAIs—CLABSIs, CAUTIs, SSIs, and VAE.Expand your knowledge of the latest prevention strategies through NEW coverage of automated room terminal disinfection (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation or hydrogen peroxide gas or vapor).NEW chapters on surgical site infection, dialysis, prevention of HAIs in intensive care units, mechanisms of resistance, the role of the environment in pathogen transmission, the role of the laboratory in infection prevention, prevalence vs. incidence HAI surveillance, infection prevention and control in countries with limited resources, the latest isolation procedures, and sterilization and disinfection.Access the latest evidence-based data on the control of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococci, carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, and pandemic influenza viruses.

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The field of healthcare epidemiology and infection control has seen tremendous advances in the last decade. Bennett & Brachman's Hospital Infections, 6e, now in vi
ant full color, provides the most up-to-date information on all aspects of this vital topic. Written by the world's foremost leaders in the field of nosocomial infections, this is your go-to text for preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) in all inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings.FeaturesMaster the latest evidence-based strategies for the prevention of the big four HAIs—CLABSIs, CAUTIs, SSIs, and VAE.Expand your knowledge of the latest prevention strategies through NEW coverage of automated room terminal disinfection (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation or hydrogen peroxide gas or vapor).NEW chapters on surgical site infection, dialysis, prevention of HAIs in intensive care units, mechanisms of resistance, the role of the environment in pathogen transmission, the role of the laboratory in infection prevention, prevalence vs. incidence HAI surveillance, infection prevention and control in countries with limited resources, the latest isolation procedures, and sterilization and disinfection.Access the latest evidence-based data on the control of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococci, carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, and pandemic influenza viruses.

Table of Contents
Section I General Considerations of Hospital Infections1 Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated InfectionsBelinda Ostrowsky2 The Healthcare EpidemiologistVirginia R. Roth and Bryan P. Simmons3 Hand HygieneDidier Pittet, Benedetta Allegranzi, and Andrew Stewardson4 Occupational Health ServicesDavid T. Kuhar, Elise M. Beltrami, and Elizabeth A. Bolyard5 The Development of Infection Surveillance and Prevention ProgramsHilary M. Babcock and Keith F. Woeltje6 Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated InfectionsMary Andrus and Teresa Horan7 The Role of Prevalence Surveys for Detection of Healthcare-Associated InfectionsBruno P. Coignard8 Investigating Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated InfectionsWilliam R. Jarvis9 Epidemiologic Methods for Investigating Infections in the Healthcare SettingJennifer H. Han and Ebbing Lautenbach10 Use of Computerized Systems in Healthcare EpidemiologyKeith F. Woeltje11 The Role of the Laboratory in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated InfectionsMichael A. Pfaller and Daniel J. Diekema12 The Practice of Epidemiology in Community HospitalsAugust Valenti13 The Role of Professional, Governmental, and Regulatory Organizations in Infection Prevention and ControlBarbara M. Soule, Karen Hoffmann, and Tammy S. Lundstrom14 Antimicrobial Stewardship: Programmatic Efforts to Optimize Antimicrobial UseRobert Owens15 Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: Epidemiology and ControlMichael Y. Lin, Robert A. Weinstein, and Mary K. Hayden16 Molecular Biology of ResistanceGopi Patel and Robert A. Bonomo17 Economic Evaluation of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Infection-Control and Antimicrobial-Stewardship InterventionsEli N. Perencevich and Sara E. Cosgrove18 Epidemiology and Control of Healthcare-Acquired Infections in Limited Resource SettingsVictor D. RosenthalSection II Functional Areas of Concern19 The Inanimate EnvironmentJohn Boyce20 Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare FacilitiesWilliam A. Rutala and David J. Weber21 Foodborne Disease Prevention in Healthcare FacilitiesSyed A. Sattar and Susan Springthorpe22 Clinical Laboratory---Acquired InfectionsMichael L. Wilson and L. Barth Reller23 Dialysis-Associated Complications and Their ControlMatthew Arduino and Priti Patel24 The Intensive Care Unit, Part A. HAI Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Surveillance, Engineering and Administrative Infection Control Practices, and ImpactDidier Pittet, Caroline Landelle, and Stephan J. Harbarth25 The Intensive Care Unit, Part B. Antiobiotic Resistance and Prevention of CVC-BSIs, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, andC. difficileNasia Safdar and Dennis G. Maki26 The Newborn Nursery and the Neonatal Intensive Care UnitThomas J. Sandora and Nalini Singh27 Perioperative SuiteJoan Blanchard and Sharon Giarrizzo-Wilson28 Ambulatory Care SettingsCandace Friedman and Kathy H. Petersen29 Infections in Long-Term Care FacilitiesNimalie D. Stone and Chesley L. Richards, Jr.Section III Endemic and Epidemic Hospital Infections30 Incidence and Nature of Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated InfectionsLennox K. Archibald and William R. Jarvis31 Urinary Tract InfectionsCarol E. Chenoweth32 Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated PneumoniaDonald E. Craven, Philip E. Grgurich, Kathleen Steger Craven, and Henri Balaguera33 Nosocomial TuberculosisDick Menzies and Faiz Ahmad Khan34 Infectious GastroenteritisL. Clifford McDonald and Benjamin A. Lopman35 Central Nervous System InfectionsJeffrey Tessier36 Surgical Site InfectionsTeena Chopra, Deverick J. Anderson, and Keith S. Kaye37 Infections of Burn WoundsDavid Mozingo and Basil A. Pruitt, Jr.38 Infections Due to Infusion TherapyDennis G. Maki and Leonard A. Mermel39 Infections of Implantable Cardiac and Vascular DevicesRaymond Y. Chinn40 Infections in Skeletal Prostheses and AllograftsIlker Uçkay, Leonardo Pagani, Axel Gamulin, and Daniel Lew41 The Importance of Infection Control in Controlling Antimicrobial-Resistant PathogensCassandra D. Salgado and Barry M. Farr42 Healthcare-Associated Respiratory Viral InfectionsWing Hong Seto and Janice Lo43 Preventing Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens in the Healthcare SettingDavid K. Henderson44 Healthcare-Associated Fungal InfectionsRachel M. Smith, Scott K. Fridkin, and Benjamin J. Park45 Healthcare-Associated Infections in Transplant RecipientsMini Kambouj and Kent Sepkowitz46 Miscellaneous Procedure-Related InfectionsSharon Welbel and Robert H. Weinstein47 Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infection RatesMichael Edmond and Michael P. Stevens48 Patient SafetyMoi-Lin Ling