Prevention and Control of Infections in Hospitals

Practice and Theory

by Bjørg Marit Andersen

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Book Description

This volume offers extensive information on preventive and infection surveillance procedures, routines and policies adapted to the optimal infection control level needed to tackle today's microbes in hospital practice. It especially focuses on preventive measures for serious hospital infections. Each chapter includes a practical section that addresses the main aspects of procedures and treatment, and a theoretical section that contains updated documentation that can be used for further study, or to help select infection control measures.Infection control concerns all healthcare professional working directly or indirectly with patients; in diagnosis, treatment, isolation measures, operations, equipment, drugs, cleaning, textiles, transport, porter service, food and water, building and maintenance, etc.

Hygiene and environmental control is central to infection prevention for patients, visitors and staff alike. Good hygienic practices, individual infection control, well implemented and frequent environmental cleaning, and a high professional standard of hygiene in the treatment and care of patients, are essential to patient safety and a safe working environment. Addressing this essential topic, this book is intended for doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, students in health-related subjects, hospital managers and health bureaucrats, as well as patients and their families.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Prevention and Control of Infections in Hospitals ebook for free in PDF format (16.7 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Medical
Publisher
Springer
Published
2019
Pages
1090
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319999203
ISBN10
3319999206
ISBN13 Digital
9783319999210
ISBN10 Digital
3319999214
PDF Size
16.7 MB
License
CC BY

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