Infection Control in Clinical Practice Updated Edition, 3rd Edition
This revised third edition includes completely updated source material and references, along with extensive revision of chapters on prevention of surgical site infection, IV device and urine catheter associated infections to incorporate the most recent evidence. There are updates to many other sections including new microbiological methods, application of protective isolation, Clostridium difficile, gram negative pathogens, VHF and blood-borne viruses, the management of sharps injuries and management of waste, as well as entirely new sections on:
• Implementation of infection prevention and control policies
• Infection risks of water systems
• Protective clothing - use of gloves and masks
• Hand hygiene compliance
• Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia
• Management of norovirus outbreaks
• Decontamination of isolation rooms
• Emerging pathogens including MERS-CoV and Zika
• Antimicrobial stewardship
Section 1: Principles
Introduction to Microbiology. Understanding the microbiology laboratory. The epidemiology of infection and strategies for prevention. The immune system and the immunocompromised patient. A guide to antimicrobial chemotherapy. Micro-organisms and their control.
Section 2: Practice
Standard infection control precautions. Preventing wound infection. Preventing infection associated with intravascular therapy. Preventing infection associated with urethral catheters. Preventing infection of the respiratory tract. Preventing gastrointestinal infection. Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. Management of the infectious patient. Ectoparasitic infections and environmental infestations.
Jennie Wilson, PhD MSc BSc(Hons) RGN MFPH(Hon), Professor of Healthcare Epidemiology,College of Nursing, Midwifery & Healthcare,University of West London