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Title Practical handbook for healthcare epidemiologists / edited by Ebbing Lautenbach, Keith Woeltje
Edition Second edition
Published Thorofare, NJ : SLACK, [2004]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  614.45 Lau/Phf 2004  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 373 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
regular print
Contents Practical hospital epidemiology: an introduction / Ebbing Lautenbach and Keith Woeltje -- Educational needs and opportunities for the hospital epidemiologist / Richard A. Martinello and Louise M. Dembry -- Negotiating with the administration-or how to get paid for doing hspital epidemiology -- Ethical aspects of infection control / Loreen A. Herwaldt, MD and Lauris C. Kaldjian -- Epidemiologic methods in infection control / Ebbing Lautenbach -- Basics of surveillance-an overview -- Prevention of UTIs -- Preventing nosocomial pneumonia / Scott A. Flanders, Harold R. Collard and Sanjay Saint --
Basics of surgical site infection surveillance / Lisa L. Maragakis and Trish M. Perl -- Surveillance for infections associated with vascular catheters / Werner Ernst Bischoff -- Outbreak investigations / Consuelo Beck-Sague, Victor Soto-Caceres and William R. Jarvis -- Exposure workups / Loreen A. Herwaldt, Jean M. Pottinger and Stephanie Holley -- Isolation / Gonzalo M. L. Bearman and Michael Edmond -- Clinical microbiology laboratory support for healthcare epidemiology / Lance R. Peterson and Patrick A. Hymel -- Molecular typing systems / Carolyn V. Gould and Joel Maslow --
Computers for healthcare epidemiology / Keith F. Woeltje -- Control of gram-positive multidrug resistant pathogens / Mark E. Rupp -- Antibiotic-resistant gram-negative infections / David L. Paterson and Mesut Yilmaz -- Antimicrobial stewardship / Robert A. Duncan and Kenneth R. Lawrence -- Improving hand hygiene in healthcare settings / John M. Boyce and Didier Pittet -- The role of infection control in bioterrorism / Mary L. Fornek and Kelly J. Henning -- Employee health/occupational medicine / David K. Henderson -- Tuberculosis infection in healthcare settings / Henry M. Blumberg -- Infection control in long-term care facilities / Lindsay E. Nicolle and Richard A. Garibaldi -- Infection control in the outpatient setting / Deborah M. Nihill ... [et al.] -- Infection control with limited resources -- Infection control and patient safety / Darren Linkin and PJ Brennan --
The infection control committee / Virginia R. Roth and Mark Loeb -- Developing infection control policies and guidelines / Young S. Kim, Patrick J. Brennan and Elias Abrutyn -- The occupational safety and health administration's regulatory role / Judene Bartley, Gina Pugliese and Tammy Lundstrom -- Preparing for and surviving a joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations inspection / Mary D. Nettleman -- Product evaluation / Lynn S. Fine and William M. Valenti -- Infection control issues in construction and renovation / Sherry A. David, Jose A. Fernandez and Loreen A. Herwaldt
Summary Extensively updated and revised, this handbook is concise and user-friendly, and will provide practical information regarding many aspects of establishing and managing a healthcare epidemiology program. The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has recruited over 50 recognized leaders in the field to share their expertise. They discuss overarching goals, as well as successful strategies for handling specific situations and problems. There is also extensive information on infection control in the outpatient setting and measures to take after exposure to infectious agents
Notes At head of title: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Rev. ed. of: A practical handbook for hospital epidemiologists / The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Risk management.
Hospitals -- Administration.
Nosocomial infections -- Prevention.
Nosocomial infections -- Epidemiology.
Cross infection -- Prevention.
Health facilities -- Sanitation.
Cross Infection -- epidemiology.
Epidemiologic Methods.
Hospital Administration.
Infection Control -- methods.
Risk Management.
Author Lautenbach, Ebbing.
Woeltje, Keith F.
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
LC no. 2004014489
ISBN 1556426771 hardback
OTHER TI Practical handbook for hospital epidemiologists