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Infection Prevention and Control

ISBN: 978-1-4051-4038-6
304 pages
November 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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Infection prevention and control is an essential component of care, and an issue high on the agenda for both nurses and patients. This concise, accessible text provides students and newly qualified staff with an invaluable guide to the essential principles of infection prevention and control, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe and effective care.

Infection Prevention and Control addresses key aspects of infection control in everyday practice, together with more specific considerations in particular aspects of care. It explores risk assessment, discusses how to prevent the spread of infection and control of specific and common infections. It looks at how infection can be managed in a wide variety of settings, including paediatric settings, critical care settings, and specialist care settings.
to provide safe and effective care.

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Table of Contents

1. The Function and Structure of Infection Control Services.

2. Microbes, Infection and Immunity.

3. Specimen Collection.

4. Risk Assessment.

5. Standard Precautions.

6. Specific and Common Infections.

7. Urinary Catheter Care.

8. Infection Prevention in Intravascular Therapy.

9. Infection Prevention in Nutritional Care.

10. Infection Prevention in Wound Management.

11. Control of Infection in Paediatric Settings.

12. Peri-operative Care Settings.

13. Specialist Care Settings.

14. The Isolated Patient.

15. The immunocompromised Patient.

16. Decontamination

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Author Information

Christine Perry is Nurse Consultant/ Director- Infection Prevention and Control, Bristol Royal Infirmary
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The Wiley Advantage

• A practical, evidence-based guide
• Examines key aspects of infection control in everyday practice
• Explores specific considerations in continence care, intravenous therapy, nutritional care and wound care
• Examines risk assessment, specimen collection and safe decontamination and storage of equipment
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