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Hospital infection prevention : principles & practices

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Chand Wattal, Nancy Khardori, editors. --New Delhi: Springer India , c2014.
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The art of medicine becomes science when supported by evidence. The recommended practices of infection prevention are based on scientific and epidemiologic evidence. However, most health care professionals see them as mandates and fail to incorporate them into their routine patient care activities. The core goal of this publication is to link the practices to the principles they are based on. The expectation is that understanding ofthe principles will change the practices from mandates to "shou…
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Wattal, Chand
Khardori, Nancy
Responsibility
Chand Wattal, Nancy Khardori, editors
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Publisher
Springer India
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 177 pages)
ISBN
9788132216087 (electronic bk.)
9788132216070
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Infection Control Practitioners - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Nosocomial infections - Prevention
Infection Control - methods
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Cross Infection - prevention and control
Hospitals
Infection Control Practitioners - organization & administration
Abstract
The art of medicine becomes science when supported by evidence. The recommended practices of infection prevention are based on scientific and epidemiologic evidence. However, most health care professionals see them as mandates and fail to incorporate them into their routine patient care activities. The core goal of this publication is to link the practices to the principles they are based on. The expectation is that understanding ofthe principles will change the practices from mandates to "should do" in the minds of health care professionals. This will lead to improvement inhealth care by preventing unintended harm to patients, co-workers and the communities at large.
Contents
1. The Mighty World of Microbes: An Overview -- 2. Vaccinations and Infection Prevention -- 3. Current Practices for Infection Prevention in the Hospital Settings -- 4. Hospital Infection Prevention Program -- 5. The Role of Microbiology Laboratory in Infection Prevention -- 6. Role of ntimicrobial Stewardship in Infection Prevention -- 7. A Four-Step Approach to Antibiotic Stewardship in India: Formulation of Antibiotic Policy -- 8. Role of Hospital Housekeeping and Materials Management Including Disinfection and Waste Management -- 9. Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment -- 10. Decontamination and Sterilization Procedures -- 11. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Intensive Care Units -- 12. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Operating Suite -- 13. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Maternity Wards -- 14. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Cancer Wards -- 15. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Dialysis Units -- 16. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Burn Units -- 17. Infection Prevention for Procedures in Wards.
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