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Infection Control in the Community

This book is a must-have resource for nurses and other health care professionals dealing with infection control issues. The authors are experts in the field of infection control and offer valuable, evidence-based coverage of key topics, including epidemiology, the latest research, and special considerations for individuals as well as specific populations.

Audience
Practicing nurses, nursing students

Paperback, 388 Pages

Published: December 2002

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06406-7

Contents

  • Introduction. Basic microbiology. Public health function. Epidemiology and surveillance. Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. Home setting. Nurseries and schools. Residential and nursing homes. General practice. Health centres. Dental practices. Pregnancy and childbirth. Ectoparasitic infections. Wound infection. Immunosuppressive diseases. Gastrointestinal disease. Prisoners, travellers, the homeless and refugees. Travel health and immunisation. Documentation and infection control. Antibiotic resistance. Tattooing and body piercing Appendix A. Internet resources on evidence based health care. Appendix B.Infectious disease notifications:action to be taken. Appendix C.Infectious Disease Control - the legislation. Glossary. Index

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