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Author Weston, Debbie, author

Title Infection prevention and control at a glance / Debbie Weston, Alison Burgess, Sue Roberts
Published Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, 2017
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series At a glance series
At a glance series (Oxford, England)
Contents 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: cCinical 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
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"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from resource home page (R2 Digital Library, viewed July 6, 2017)
Subject Cross infection -- Control.
Cross infection -- Nursing.
Cross infection -- Prevention.
Cross infection.
Evidence-based medicine.
Infection -- Control.
Infection -- Prevention.
Nosocomial infections -- Control.
Nosocomial infections -- Prevention.
Cross Infection -- nursing.
Cross Infection -- prevention & control.
Infection Control.
Genre/Form Handbook.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Burgess, Alison, 1963- author
Roberts, Sue, 1955- author
LC no. 2016013004
ISBN 1118973526 (epub)
1118973542 (pdf)
9781118973523 (epub)
9781118973547 (pdf)