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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.
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This book provides the reader with all of 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 situations; how specific bacteria interact with the host and cause infection; the background to each of the bacteria/infections described within the text, and, evidence based recommendations on the infection  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Weston, Debbie.
Infection prevention and control.
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008
(DLC) 2007027379
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Debbie Weston
ISBN: 9780470723708 047072370X 9780470988091 0470988096
OCLC Number: 647782729
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 328 pages) : illustrations
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 provides the reader with all of 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 situations; how specific bacteria interact with the host and cause infection; the background to each of the bacteria/infections described within the text, and, evidence based recommendations on the infection control management of these.

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