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Infection prevention and control : theory and clinical practice for healthcare professionals

Author: Debbie Weston
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides the reader with the background information necessary to enhance their understanding of the rationale behind the basic principles of infection control and how to apply them in every day  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Debbie Weston
ISBN: 9780470059074 0470059079
OCLC Number: 152795009
Description: xx, 328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Infection prevention and control: past, present and future --
Bacterial and viral classification, structure, and function --
The collection and transportation of specimens --
The microbiology laboratory --
Understanding the immune system and the nature and pathogenesis of infection --
The principles of infection prevention and control --
Types of healthcare associated infection --
The problem of antimicrobial resistance --
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) --
Tuberculosis --
Clostridium difficile --
Invasive group A streptococcal disease --
Meningococcal disease --
Norovirus --
Campylobacter and salmonella --
Blood-borne viruses --
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) --
Pandemic influenza --
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) --
Legionella.
Responsibility: Debbie Weston.
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"This book would make a valuable contribution within any health or social environment." ( Journal of Community Nursing , Aug/Sep 2008)

 
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