Infection Control in Clinical Practice
- Jennie Wilson, BSc(Hons), RGN, Senior Nurse Manager and Surveillance Co-ordinator, Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Unit, Central Public Health Laboratory, London, UK
- Published: May 2006
- Imprint: BAILLIÈRE TINDALL
- ISBN: 978-0-7020-3275-2
Table of ContentsForeword. Introduction to Microbiology. Understanding the Microbiology Laboratory. The Epidemiology of Infection. The Immune System and the Immunocompromised Patient. A Guide to Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Microorganisms and their Control. The Central Principles of Infection Control. Preventing Wound Infection. Preventing Infection associated with Intravascular Therapy. Preventing Infection associated with Urethral Catheters. Preventing Infection of the Respiratory Tract. Preventing Gastrointestinal Infection: the principles of food hygiene. Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization. Management of the Infectious Patient. Ectoparasitic infections and environmental infestations.
Appendix 1: A Policy for the Decontamination of Equipment. Appendix 2: Routes of transmission and isolation precautions for common infections. Appendix 3: An isolation policy. Glossary. Index.