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Author Arias, Kathleen Meehan.

Title Outbreak investigation, prevention, and control in health care settings : critical issues for patient safety / Kathleen Meehan Arias
Edition Second edition
Published Sudbury, Mass. ; London : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, [2010]


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 W'BOOL  614.44 Ari/Oip 2010  AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 435 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents An introduction to epidemiology -- Surveillance programs, public health, and emergency preparedness -- Outbreaks reported in acute care settings -- Outbreaks reported in long-term care settings -- Outbreaks reported in ambulatory care settings -- Pseudo-outbreaks reported in health care settings -- Organisms and diseases associated with outbreaks in a variety of health care settings -- Investigation, prevention, and control of outbreaks in the health care setting -- Information technology and outbreak investigation -- Statistical methods used in outbreak investigations -- The role of the laboratory in outbreak detection, prevention, and investigation -- Collecting, organizing, and displaying epidemiologic data
Summary "Healthcare facilities play an integral role in interrupting the transmission of infectious agents and recognizing, preventing, and controlling outbreaks caused by infectious and noninfectious agents." "guidance for the future or practicing health care professional who must be prepared to recognize and investigate outbreaks and identify effective interventions that can be used to prevent and interrupt those already under way." "With real-world examples of actual outbreaks, this is an ideal resource for infection prevention and control professionals, hospital epidemiologists, clinical laboratory scientists and healthcare quality management personnel. The Second Edition is a thorough revision that offers the most up-to-date information, examples, tables, statistics, and readings available."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Rev. ed. of: Quick reference to outbreak investigation and control in health care facilities / Kathleen Meehan Arias. 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health facilities -- Sanitation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Nosocomial infections -- Prevention -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Cross infection -- Prevention -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Health Facilities.
Infection Control -- methods.
Disease Outbreaks.
Epidemiologic Methods.
Genre/Form Handbook.
Handbooks and manuals.
Author Arias, Kathleen Meehan. Quick reference to outbreak investigation and control in health care facilities
LC no. 2008029520
ISBN 9780763757793 paperback
0763757799 paperback