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Author Damani, N. N. (Nizam N.)

Title Manual of infection prevention and control / by Nizam Damani
Edition Third edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2012]
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.110289 Dam/Moi 2012  AVAILABLE
Description xxiv, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Basic concepts -- 2. Administrative arrangement -- 3. Surveillance -- 4. Outbreak management -- 5. Epidemiology and biostatistics -- 6. Disinfection and sterilization -- 7. Isolation precautions -- 8. Hand hygiene -- 9. personal protective equipment -- 10. Control of multiresistant microorganisms -- 11. Special pathogens -- 12. Intravascular catheter-related infections -- 13. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections -- 14. Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonias -- 15. Surgical site infections -- 16. Staff health -- 17. Primary and community health care facilities -- 18. Support services -- 19. Health estates -- 20. Internet information resources
Summary "It has been estimated that in developed countries up to 10% of hospitalized patients develop infections every year. Not only is there a substantial cost to healthcare systems, but some healthcare associated infections (HCIAs) can be fatal. Since the majority of HCIAs are preventable, reducing HCIAs is now considered to be an integral part of patient safety and quality of care provided by all healthcare institutions worldwide. Unlike other books on infection control, the main strength of this book is to provide clear, up-to-date and practical guidance in infection control in an easy to read format which can act as a quick source of reference on all aspects of HCIA for healthcare workers who are either directly or indirectly involved in prevention and control of HCIAs. Although the book's main audience is infection control practitioners such as doctors, nurses, public health physicians, it is also a valuable reference for environmental health officers, health educators, practice managers in GP surgeries, and health service managers."
Notes Previously published as Manual of infection control procedures --Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nosocomial infections -- Prevention.
Hospital buildings -- Disinfection.
Health facilities -- Sanitation.
Nosocomial infections -- Prevention -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Cross infection -- Prevention -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Hospital buildings -- Disinfection -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Disinfection -- methods.
Cross Infection -- prevention & control.
Infection Control -- methods.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Author Damani, N. N. (Nizam N.). Manual of infection control procedures
LC no. 2011033032
ISBN 9780199698356 (paperback)
019969835X (paperback)
Other Titles Infection prevention and control
Manual of infection control procedures