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Bennett & Brachman's hospital infections

Author: William R Jarvis; John V Bennett; Philip S Brachman
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.
Series: STAT!Ref electronic medical library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Sixth edition]View all editions and formats
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This resource provides the most up-to-date information on all aspects of this vital topic. Written by the world's foremost leaders in the field of nosocomial infections, this is your go-to text for preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) in all inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Bennett & Brachman's hospital infections.
(DLC) 2013021904
(NLM) 101609417
(OCoLC)847112400
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William R Jarvis; John V Bennett; Philip S Brachman
ISBN: 1451175922 9781451175929
OCLC Number: 881499003
Notes: Revised edition of: Bennett & Brachman's hospital infections. 5th ed. ©2007.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 772 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Section I: General considerations of hospital infections. Epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections --
The healthcare epidemiologist --
Hand hygiene --
Occupational health services --
The development of infection surveillance and prevention programs --
Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections --
The use of prevalence surveys for healthcare-associated infections surveillance --
Investigating endemic and epidemic healthcare-associated infections --
Epidemiologic methods for investigating infections in the healthcare setting --
Use of computerized systems in healthcare epidemiology --
The role of the laboratory in prevention of healthcare-associated infections --
The role of professional, governmental, and regulatory organizations in infection prevention and control --
Antimicrobial stewardship: programmatic efforts to optimize antimicrobial use --
Multidrug-resistant organisms: epidemiology and control --
Molecular biology of resistance: a brief history of resistance mechanisms and the discovery of gene transfer --
Economic evaluation of healthcare-associated infections and infection-control and antimicrobial-stewardship interventions --
Epidemiology and control of healthcare-acquired infections in limited-resource settings --
Section II: Functional areas of concern. The inanimate environment --
Disinfection and sterilization in healthcare facilities --
Clinical laboratory---acquired infections --
Dialysis-associated complications and their control --
The intensive care unit, Part A: HAI epidemiology, risk factors, surveillance, engineering and administrative infection control practices, and impact --
The intensive care unit, Part B: antibiotic resistance and prevention of CVC-BSIs, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and C. difficile --
the newborn nursery and the neonatal intensive care unit --
the perioperative suite --
ambulatory care settings --
infections in long-term care facilities --
Section III: Endemic and epidemic hospital infections. Incidence and nature of endemic and epidemic healthcare-associated infections --
Urinary tract infections --
Hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia --
Nosocomial tuberculosis --
Infectious gastroenteritis --
Central nervous system infections --
Surgical site infections --
Infections of burn wounds --
Infections due to infusion therapy --
Infections of implantable cardiac and vascular devices --
Infections in skeletal prosthesis and allografts --
The importance of infection control in controlling antimicrobial-resistant organisms --
Healthcare-associated respiratory viral infections --
Healthcare-associated fungal infections --
Healthcare-associated infections in transplant recipients --
Miscellaneous procedure-related infections --
Public reporting of healthcare-associated infection rates --
Patient safety.
Series Title: STAT!Ref electronic medical library.
Other Titles: Hospital infections
Bennett and Brachman's hospital infections
Bennett & Brachman's hospital infections.
Responsibility: editor, William R. Jarvis.
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