Practical Infection Prevention & Control in Healthcare

Ingrid Condell
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Practical Infection Prevention & Control in Healthcare is an essential textbook for the Level 5 Infection Prevention & Control module, Level 5 Nursing Studies (Pre-Nursing), Healthcare Support, Health Service Skills and any course where healthcare is a component.

  • Clearly explains the scientific principles underlying infection prevention and control practices while providing clear guidance as to the practical application of those principles.
  • Describes various micro-organisms and how they multiply and spread from person-to-person.
  • Examines the chain of infection and how it applies to cross-infection.
  • Explores the predisposing factors for the development of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) and discusses the consequences on both the patient and the healthcare system.
  • Introduces the principals underlying the implementation of standard precautions in relation to personal measures, decontamination and the safe management of waste.
  • Identifies the main blood borne viruses and the methods used that prevent their spread.
  • Examines the role of antibiotics, elements of antimicrobial stewardship and the importance of correct and safe antibiotic use to avoid antibiotic resistance.
  • Examines the different types of hand hygiene and the correct implementation of each.
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ISBN/EAN 9781916019911
Author Ingrid Condell
Publisher Boru Books
Publication date 28 Feb 2019
Format Paperback
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