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Prevention and Control of Infections in Hospitals

Practice and Theory

  • Bjørg Marit Andersen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction (Surveillance, Microbes and Pathways, Tracing and Preventing)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Infection Control for Health Care Workers

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      Pages 63-63
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  4. Isolation

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      Pages 147-147
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  5. Patient Care

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  6. Respiratory Infections

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      Pages 287-287
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  7. Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
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  8. Dialysis

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      Pages 501-501
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  9. Bloodstream Infections

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      Pages 533-533
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About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Infections HAI- healthcare-associated infections Transmission of microbes Isolation and use of PPE Resistant bacteria /resistance Personnel and infections Patient care Respiratory tract infections Surgical site infections Blood stream infections, hemodialysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Bjørg Marit Andersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hospital InfectionsOslo University HospitalOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99921-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99920-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99921-0
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