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

This revised edition has been updated thoroughly throughout in line with current policy, clinical practice in the UK. It contains new material on emerging pathogens, antimicrobial agents and resistance, and infection control guidance. The evidence-base for infection control practice has been fully revised to take into account new research and guidance.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3275-2

Table of Contents

Foreword. 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.