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Antibiotic Policies : Controlling Hospital Acquired Infection

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Ian M. Gould, Jos W.M. van der Meer, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Hospitals worldwide are currently suffering an epidemic of infections, generated in and spreading in those instituitions whose very "raison d'etre" is to protect and improve the health of their patients. This paradox comes at a time of possibly unprecedented investment in preventative measures (infection control). To better control these infections, however, we need to understand their causes, many of which are related, paradoxically, to the success of antibiotic therapy. It is possible that th…
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Gould, Ian M
Meer, Jos W.M van der
Responsibility
Ian M. Gould, Jos W.M. van der Meer, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 209 p. : 6 ill.)
ISBN
9781441917348
Subjects (MeSH)
Infection Control - organization & administration
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Bacterial Infections - drug therapy
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical virology
Microbiology
Infectious diseases
Abstract
Hospitals worldwide are currently suffering an epidemic of infections, generated in and spreading in those instituitions whose very "raison d'etre" is to protect and improve the health of their patients. This paradox comes at a time of possibly unprecedented investment in preventative measures (infection control). To better control these infections, however, we need to understand their causes, many of which are related, paradoxically, to the success of antibiotic therapy. It is possible that the golden era of antibiotics led subconsciously to a loss of emphasis on the importance of hygiene in the control of HAI. Moreover, the majority of HAIs are due to multiply antibiotic resistant bacteria whose emergence has been hastened by over-enthusiastic antibiotic prescribing. Accumulating evidence also suggests that antibiotics not only select for resistance but can actually increase the numbers of HAIs and even their virulence. This comprehensive compilation, written by eminent international researchers, explores these hypothesis in the context of recent epidemiology and evidence for the success of various antibiotic stewardship measures in controlling and even reversing resistance. It contains chapters by acclaimed authors on all the major causes of HAI, including MRSA, VRE, Clostridium difficile and multi resistant gram negative infections which are increasingly pan-resistant and untreatable; the nearest thing we have yet experienced to a "Doomsday bug". This book is an excellent source of information for students, researchers and practitioners in infection control, hospital epidemiology, antimicrobial prescribing and microbiology.
Contents
Healthcare Associated Infections: The Size of the Problem -- The Antibiotic Paradox -- The Epidemiology of Pan/Extreme Drug Resistance -- Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship to Control Resistance - how should it be done? -- Controlling Clostridium difficile infection and the role of antibiotic stewardship -- The control of MRSA -- The role of antibiotic policies in controlling VRE -- The control of ESBL producing bacteria -- Controlling Hospital-Acquired Infection due to Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) -- Control of multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter infections -- The control of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas: Insights into epidemiology and management -- Multidrug-resistant infections in low-resource health care settings -- Germ Shed Management in the United States -- Required actions.
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APIC text of infection control and epidemiology

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Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. --Washington, DC: APIC
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The APIC Text Online is the web-based version of the fundamental infection prevention reference, the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology. This comprehensive resource covers everything from programmatic elements to best practices to prevention measures for specific patient populations and practice settings.
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Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Alternate Title
APIC text online
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
APIC
ISBN
1933013613
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control - organization & administration
Disease Transmission, Infectious - prevention & control
Infection Control - organization & administration
Epidemiologic Methods
Notes
Continually updated.
Abstract
The APIC Text Online is the web-based version of the fundamental infection prevention reference, the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology. This comprehensive resource covers everything from programmatic elements to best practices to prevention measures for specific patient populations and practice settings.
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Atlas of Infections in Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery

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Ali Akhaddar. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This Atlas is the first reference Atlas covering exclusively all aspects of this multifaceted topic. It is designed to serve as a succinct appropriate resource for neurosurgeons, spinal surgeons, radiologists, neurologists, microbiologists, researchers and infectious disease specialists with an interest in cranio-cerebral and vertebro-medullary infections especially encountered in neurosurgery and spinal surgery. This Atlas is designed to deliver more information in less space than traditional …
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Akhaddar, Ali
Responsibility
Ali Akhaddar
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 343 pages) : 432 illus., 315 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319600864
9783319600857 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases
Infection Control
Neurosurgical Procedures
Spine - surgery
Abstract
This Atlas is the first reference Atlas covering exclusively all aspects of this multifaceted topic. It is designed to serve as a succinct appropriate resource for neurosurgeons, spinal surgeons, radiologists, neurologists, microbiologists, researchers and infectious disease specialists with an interest in cranio-cerebral and vertebro-medullary infections especially encountered in neurosurgery and spinal surgery. This Atlas is designed to deliver more information in less space than traditional texts, allowing for quick review of the essential facts of this complex infectious topic through pictures. Pertinent imaging and laboratory information are combined with intraoperative photographs and illustrations to help readers visualize variable presentations and enhance their perioperative management. The comprehensive content of this richly-illustrated book covers different infectious diseases seen on neurosurgical and spinal practices. The Atlas is divided into five sections, after a general introduction, the second section focuses on infections of the brain and its coverings. The third section focuses on vertebromedullary infections. The fourth section includes infections following cranial and spinal surgery, and the fifth section provides a description of the most important specific pathogens and other particular conditions. The format makes it easily accessible and includes a definition of each infection and its epidemiology, main clinical presentations, imaging features and laboratory findings, treatment options, and prognosis information. It will help the reader in choosing the most appropriate way to manage this multipart problem. In addition, the book supplies clinicians and investigators with both basic and more sophisticated information and procedures relating to the complications associated with neurosurgical and spinal infections.
Contents
Classification and Sources of Infections -- Laboratory Collections and Sample Processing -- Scalp Abscesses -- Cranial Osteomyelitis -- Cranial Epidural Abscesses -- Cranial Subdural Empyemas -- Post-Traumatic Meningitis -- Brain Abscesses -- Infectious Encephalitis -- Pyogenic Ventriculitis -- Pituitary Abscesses -- Orbital Abscesses -- Mucopyoceles -- Pott's Puffy Tumors -- Intracranial Infectious Aneurysms -- Paraspinal Pyomyositis -- Vertebral Body and Discal Infections -- Spinal Epidural Abscesses -- Spinal Subdural Abscesses -- Spinal Cord Abscesses -- Surgical Site Infections in Cranial Surgery -- Surgical Site Infections in Spinal Surgery -- Brain Tuberculomas -- Spinal Tuberculosis -- Neurocysticercosis -- Brain Hydatid Disease -- Spinal Hydatid Disease -- Other Parasitic Infections of the Central Nervous System -- Fungal Infections of the Central Nervous System -- Central Nervous System Infections in HIV Patients.
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e-Book
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Atlas
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Basic infection control for health care providers

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Kennamer, Mike. (2nd ed.) --Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning , 2007.
Call Number
WX 167 K34b 2007
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WX 167 K34b 2007
Author
Kennamer, Mike
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Clifton Park, NY
Publisher
Thomson Delmar Learning
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
220 p.
ISBN
9781418019785
Subjects (MeSH)
Infection control
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
3
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Basic Microbiology and Infection Control for Midwives

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Elisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Jacqui S. Reilly, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book provides an evidence-based, practical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of the most frequent fungal infections in a general hospital. It offers a comprehensive overview of the basic medical and scientific background of fungal infections and carefully explains and discusses epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical presentation. Readers will acquire a good and clear perception of invasive fungal infections, including diagnosis and treatment. This user-friendly resource not only se…
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Presterl, Elisabeth
Diab-El Schahawi, Magda
Reilly, Jacqui S.
Responsibility
Elisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Jacqui S. Reilly, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 210 p.) : 6 illus., 5 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030020262
9783030020255 (Print ed.)
9783030020279 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases
Disinfection
Infection Control
Midwifery
Mycoses
Virus Diseases
Specialty
Infectious Disease Medicine
Microbiology
Obstetrics
Abstract
This book provides an evidence-based, practical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of the most frequent fungal infections in a general hospital. It offers a comprehensive overview of the basic medical and scientific background of fungal infections and carefully explains and discusses epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical presentation. Readers will acquire a good and clear perception of invasive fungal infections, including diagnosis and treatment. This user-friendly resource not only serves as a valuable tool in clinical management, but also provides the basis for further research questions and studies in this particular field. It will be a useful companion for midwives as well as for doctors, medical and pharmacy students, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Contents
1. General Definitions -- 2. Infections and Infectious Doctrine -- 3. Hand Hygiene -- 4. Medical Instruments and Devices -- 5. Reprocessing: Cleansing, Disinfection, Sterilization -- 6. Basic Principles and Introduction to Disinfectants and Antiseptics for Skin, Mucosa, and Wounds -- 7. Basics of Medical Microbiology -- 8. Bacteriology: Selected Bacteria and Diseases -- 9. Hospital Infections -- 10. Antimicrobial Agents (Antibiotics) -- 11. Multiresistant Microorganisms and Infection Control -- 12. General and Specific Virology - 13. Specific Virology: Viruses as Diseases -- 14. Gastroenteritis: Gastrointestinal Infections -- 15. Blood-Borne Viruses: HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C -- 16. Puncture Wounds and Needle-Related Injuries -- 17. Medical Mycology: Fungal Infections -- 18. Parasites and Parasitic Diseases -- 19. Epidemiology -- 20. Basic Immunology -- 21. Immunizations -- 22. Household Hygiene -- 23. Disinfestation -- 24. Environmental Medicine.
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Burns, Infections and Wound Management

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Melvin A. Shiffman, Mervin Low, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of recent clinical techniques and findings regarding wounds in burns, infections of wounds, and wound management in general. With the help of numerous high-quality illustrations, the first part of the book describes various approaches to treating patients with burn wounds. In turn, the second part focuses on infections of wounds. Here, the chapter authors summarize the most recent treatment options for wound infection in both children and adults. The …
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Shiffman, Melvin A.
Low, Mervin
Responsibility
Melvin A. Shiffman, Mervin Low, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 294 p.) : 210 illus., 120 illus. in color
Series Vol.
2
Series Title
Recent clinical techniques, results, and research in wounds
ISBN
9783030106867
9783030106850 (Print ed.)
9783030106874 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2524-4590
Subjects (MeSH)
Burns - therapy
Infection Control
Wound Healing
Specialty
Dermatology
Infectious Disease Medicine
Traumatology
Abstract
This book presents a comprehensive overview of recent clinical techniques and findings regarding wounds in burns, infections of wounds, and wound management in general. With the help of numerous high-quality illustrations, the first part of the book describes various approaches to treating patients with burn wounds. In turn, the second part focuses on infections of wounds. Here, the chapter authors summarize the most recent treatment options for wound infection in both children and adults. The third and last part addresses wound management in general, rounding out the content. Given the breadth of its coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for beginners and experienced plastic surgeons alike.
Contents
Part I. Burns -- Overview of Burns -- Care and (First) Aid of Children with Burns -- Learning from the Management of Carbapenemase Producing Organisms at a Regional Burns Centre -- A Hemostatic Technique Using Silicone Gel Dressing for Burn Surgery -- Skin Graft Fixation in Severe Burns: Use of Topical Negative Pressure -- Tissue Expanders in Post-Burn Alopecia: With or Without Galeotomies -- Autologous Skin Cell Transplantation and Medical Needling for Repigmentation of Depigmented Burn Scars on UV-Protected and UV-Exposed Skin -- A novel Chitosan Based Gel for Burn Wounds -- Treatment of Partial-thickness Scalds by Skin Xenografts -- The MEEK Technique in the Treatment of Burns -- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the Burn Patient -- Chemical Burns to the Eye -- Severe Burns: Pathogenesis and Prevention of Infection -- Comparison of Antemortem Clinical Diagnosis and Postmortem Findings in Burn-related Deaths -- The Effect of Natural Extracts on Laser Burn Wound Healing -- Part II. Infections -- Malnutrition Predicts Infectious and Wound Complications Following Posterior Lumbar Spinal Fusion -- Deep-Wound and Organ-Space Infection after Surgery for Degenerative Spine Disease -- Wound Infection following Stoma Reversal: A Prospective Comparative Study -- Primary Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Breast: Combined use of Hyperbaric Oxygen and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy to Conserve the Breast -- Novel Antimicrobial Peptides: Targeting Wound Infections Caused by 'Superbugs' Resistant to all Current Antibiotics -- Novel Use of a Biologically-Active-Prefaabricated- Random-3-dimensional-Polymer Scaffold of Hyaluronic Acid (hyaff) to Facilitate Complicated Wound Closure -- Part III. Wound Management -- Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy for Large Burn Wounds -- Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for the Treatment of Complex Spinal Wounds -- Potential Mechanisms and Application of Honeybee Products in Wound Management: Wound Healing by Apitherapy -- Reactive Oxygen Species Treatment in the Management of Wounds.
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Clinical Infectious Diseases Study Guide : A Problem-Based Approach

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Joseph Domachowske, Manika Suryadevara. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is meticulously designed for the busy student, trainee, or seasoned physician looking to enhance or refresh skills in infectious diseases. It is intended to provide a solid resource for students and physicians in need of a concise yet comprehensive background of the material. Each chapter begins with a summary of the topic, a brief case description, definitions, critical teaching points, and tables, figures, photos, and other visual materials to reinforce learning. The chapters take a…
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Domachowske, Joseph
Other Authors
Suryadevara, Manika
Responsibility
Joseph Domachowske, Manika Suryadevara
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 380 p.) : 59 illus., 32 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030508739
9783030508722 (Print ed.)
9783030508746 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases - diagnosis
Communicable Diseases - therapy
Infection Control
Specialty
Infectious Disease Medicine
Abstract
This book is meticulously designed for the busy student, trainee, or seasoned physician looking to enhance or refresh skills in infectious diseases. It is intended to provide a solid resource for students and physicians in need of a concise yet comprehensive background of the material. Each chapter begins with a summary of the topic, a brief case description, definitions, critical teaching points, and tables, figures, photos, and other visual materials to reinforce learning. The chapters take a systems based approach to infections before concluding with the essentials of diagnostic microbiology to leave users with a practical toolkit for real-world clinics. Authored by two expert educators and dual infectious diseases and pediatrics specialists, Clinical Infectious Diseases Study Guide is the only updated study guide designed for medical students, fellows, residents, and trainees who need a strong foundation in infectious diseases. This includes infectious disease specialists in both adult and pediatric care, various internal medicine subspecialists, and hospitalists.
Contents
Bacterial infections of the skin -- Febrile exanthems of childhood -- Acute and chronic lymphadenitis -- Keratitis -- Endophthalmitis -- Otitis, sinusitis, mastoiditis -- Pharyngitis, pharyngeal space infection -- Pertussis and pertussis syndrome -- Laryngitis, tracheitis, epiglottitis, bronchiolitis -- Community acquired pneumonia -- Influenza -- Tuberculosis -- Atypical pneumonia -- Fungal pneumonia -- Infective endocarditis -- Infectious myocarditis -- Acute rheumatic fever -- Kawasaki disease -- Infectious hepatitis -- Liver abscess -- Infectious gastroenteritis -- Urinary tract infection -- Human papillomavirus -- Prostatitis, epididymitis, and orchitis -- Vaginitis, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease -- Congenital and perinatal infections -- Aseptic meningitis -- Bacterial meningitis -- Parameningeal infections -- Meningoencephalitis -- Polyomavirus infections -- Prion disease -- Tetanus -- Diphtheria -- Botulism -- Toxic shock syndrome -- Clostridium difficile colitis -- Toxin mediated food poisoning -- Bacteremia and bacterial sepsis -- Central line associated bloodstream infections -- Osteoarticular infections -- Candidiasis -- Lyme disease -- Spotted fevers -- Typhus and related infections -- Malaria -- Yellow fever -- Dengue -- Chagas disease -- African sleeping sickness -- Leishmaniasis -- Leptospirosis -- Leprosy -- Tapeworms -- Trematodes -- Roundworms -- HIV -- Overview of antibiotics.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Outline
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Clostridium Difficile Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities : A Clinician's Guide

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Teena Chopra, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book aims to fill knowledge gap among healthcare workers about Clostridium difficile (also known as C.difficile and CDI) among aging patients, especially those in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Written by experts in infectious diseases and geriatric medicine, this book provides comprehensive information on all aspects of CDI pertaining to LTCF settings, including epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, management and the unique challenges faced by LTCFs with regards to the CDI problem. Th…
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Chopra, Teena
Responsibility
Teena Chopra, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 80 p.) : 1 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030297725
9783030297718 (Print ed.)
9783030297732 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clostridium Difficile
Clostridium Infections - prevention & control
Infection Control
Long-Term Care
Specialty
Communicable Disease Control
Infectious Disease Medicine
Abstract
This book aims to fill knowledge gap among healthcare workers about Clostridium difficile (also known as C.difficile and CDI) among aging patients, especially those in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Written by experts in infectious diseases and geriatric medicine, this book provides comprehensive information on all aspects of CDI pertaining to LTCF settings, including epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, management and the unique challenges faced by LTCFs with regards to the CDI problem. The book begins by introducing the topic as it relates to aging patients before delving into the various aspects of CDI management. Topics include infection control and prevention, treatment of CDI, and the establishment of antibiotic stewardship programs to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and reduce CDI rates. The book also features a chapter on probiotics for the prevention of CDI and new strategies to monitor environmental cleaning practices of CDI patient rooms that do not appear in any other resource. Clostridium Difficile Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities is an excellent resource for geriatricians, infectious diseases specialists, long-term care administrators, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, and all clinicians working with infections in long-term care settings.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Epidemiology of Clostridioides difficile Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities -- 3. Role of Asymptomatic Carriers in Long-Term Care Facility Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile Transmission -- 4. Clostridium difficile (Clostridioides difficile) Infection Surveillance in Long-Term Care Facilities -- 5. Clostridium difficile Diagnostics in Long-Term Care Facilities -- 6. Control of Clostridium (Clostridioides) difficile Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities/Nursing Homes -- 7. Antibiotic Stewardship Related to CDI in Long-Term Care Facilities.
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Economics and Preventing Healthcare Acquired Infection

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by Nicholas Graves, Kate Halton, William Jarvis. --New York, NY: Springer-Verlag , c2009.
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Author
Graves, Nicholas
Other Authors
Halton, Kate
Jarvis, William
Responsibility
by Nicholas Graves, Kate Halton, William Jarvis
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9780387726519
Subjects (MeSH)
Cross Infection - economics
Hospital Administration
Infection control - economics
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Infectious diseases
Epidemiology
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Emerging Transplant Infections : Clinical Challenges and Implications

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[edited by] Michele I. Morris, Camille Nelson Kotton, Camille Wolfe. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This updateable reference work is designed to meet the needs of practitioners engaged in transplant infectious disease practice who need immediate access to current and reputable resources. It provides an overview of emerging infectious disease challenges with clinically relevant information regarding the epidemiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of infections in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients. Each chapter focuses on a clinical syndrome or pathogen with new or emergi…
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Morris, Michele I.
Kotton, Camille Nelson
Wolfe, Camille
Responsibility
[edited by] Michele I. Morris, Camille Nelson Kotton, Camille Wolfe
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783030017514
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Infections - microbiology
Infection Control - methods
Organ Transplantation - adverse effects
Tissue Transplantation - adverse effects
Transplants - microbiology
Specialty
Infectious Disease Medicine
Transplantation
Notes
"Living reference work."
Abstract
This updateable reference work is designed to meet the needs of practitioners engaged in transplant infectious disease practice who need immediate access to current and reputable resources. It provides an overview of emerging infectious disease challenges with clinically relevant information regarding the epidemiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of infections in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients. Each chapter focuses on a clinical syndrome or pathogen with new or emerging implications for transplant patients. Sections include coverage on viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal infections, special diagnostic considerations, epidemiology, and other vital challenges physicians must face as new infections emerge. Written by international experts in emerging and transplant infections, Emerging Transplant Infections is the ultimate resource for any clinicians treating transplant patients in the era of rapidly evolving infections, including infectious disease specialists, transplant physicians, tropical medicine specialists, hematologists, oncologists, emergency physicians, hospitalists, primary care specialists, and all others.
Contents
Acanthamoeba, Naegleria, and Balamuthia in Transplant Patients: An Emerging Threat --Aspergillus in Solid Organ and Stem Cell Transplant Patients: Emerging Options for Diagnosis and Management -- BK Polyomavirus After Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: One Virus, Three Diseases -- Burkholderia in Transplant: Important to Speciate and Important to Treat -- Coccidioidomycosis in Transplantation -- Diarrhea in Transplant: Diagnosis and Management -- Emerging Epidemics in Transplant: Histoplasmosis, Blastomycosis, and Paracoccidioidomycosis -- Emerging Tropical Viral Infections: Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika -- Evolving Epidemiology of Transplant Infections: Impact of Population Shifts and Climate Change -- Hepatitis B and Hepatitis D Infections in the Transplant Setting -- Hepatitis E Infections in Transplants -- HHV-6, HHV-7, and HHV-8: Forgotten Viruses in Transplantation -- Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control in the Transplant Center -- Influenza Infections in Solid Organ and Stem Cell Transplant Recipients -- Leishmaniasis in Transplant Candidates and Recipients: Diagnosis and Management -- Malaria in Transplant Candidates and Recipients: Diagnosis and Management -- Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma Infections in Transplantation: A Big Impact Despite the Lack of a Cell Wall -- Nocardia Infections in Transplantation: Diagnosis, Management, and Impact on Outcomes -- Non-Aspergillus Fungal Infections in Transplant Patients -- Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Transplant: Stopping the Short-Term Spread, Solving the Longer-Term Problems -- Vaccination Strategies in Solid Organ and Stem Cell Transplant -- Yellow Fever: Prevention in Transplant Candidates and Emerging Treatment Data for Liver Transplant.
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Endoscope cleaning & high-level disinfection : learning guide

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Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. (5th ed.) --Chicago, IL: SGNA , [2013?].
Call Number
WI 26 E56 2013
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WI 26 E56 2013
Corporate Author
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
Edition
5th ed.
Alternate Title
Endoscope cleaning and high-level disinfection : self-study module
Reprocessing of flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes
Place of Publication
Chicago, IL
Publisher
SGNA
Date of Publication
[2013?]
Physical Description
44 pages + 1 DVD + 1 folded chart
Subjects (MeSH)
Disinfection - standards
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal - standards
Infection Control - standards
Notes
DVD title: Reprocessing of flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes (rev. 2013).
Contents
Multisociety guideline on reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes -- Standard of infection control in reprocessing of flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes -- Guideline for the use of high level disinfectants and sterilants for reprocessing of flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes -- Statement on reprocessing of endoscopic accessories and valves -- Statement on reprocessing of water bottles used during endoscopy -- Reuse of single-use critical medical devices.
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Fundamentals of infection prevention and control : theory and practice

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Debbie Weston. (2nd ed.) --Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell , c2013.
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Author
Weston, Debbie
Responsibility
Debbie Weston
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (385 p.)
ISBN
9781118307717 (PDF ebook)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cross Infection - prevention & control
Hospitals
Infection Control - methods
Contents
The burden of healthcare associated infections, old and new disease threats, and the prevention and control of infection in different health settings -- The role of the infection prevention and control team -- Audit and surveillance -- The investigation of clusters, periods of increased incidence and outbreaks -- Microbial classification and structure -- The collection and transportation of specimens -- The microbiology laboratory -- Understanding the immune system and the nature and pathogenesis of infection -- Sepsis -- Antibiotics and the problem of resistance -- Isolation and cohort nursing -- Hand hygiene -- Personal protective equipment (PPE) -- The safe use and disposal of sharps -- Cleaning -- The management of invasive devices, including the prevention of blood-stream infections -- The prevention and management of catheter-associated urinary tract infections -- The prevention and management of surgical site infections -- The prevention and management of hospital and community -acquired pneumonia -- Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) -- Tuberculosis -- Clostridium difficile -- Norovirus -- Blood borne viruses.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1036
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Hand hygiene is the best way to stop the spread of germs in health care settings, the community, and at home. The pamphlet describes the importance of hand washing, proper hand washing methods with soap and water, and the use of an alcohol-based hand rub along with a diagram of specific Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) instructions. The French version of this pamphlet 1781, "L’hygiène des mains pour les patients, les résidents et les clients", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hand Hygiene - methods
Disinfection
Infection Control
Communicable Disease Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Care and hygiene
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Skin--Disinfection
Infectious diseases
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Hand hygiene is the best way to stop the spread of germs in health care settings, the community, and at home. The pamphlet describes the importance of hand washing, proper hand washing methods with soap and water, and the use of an alcohol-based hand rub along with a diagram of specific Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) instructions. The French version of this pamphlet 1781, "L’hygiène des mains pour les patients, les résidents et les clients", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Hand hygiene for patients, residents & clients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1036
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Hand washing [videorecording]

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[by] Alan K. Reeter ; editor, Richard Jensen. --[s.l.]: Medfilms, Inc , 1987.
Call Number
WC 142 R44 1987 VIDEO
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WC 142 R44 1987 VIDEO
Corporate Author
Medfilms Inc
Responsibility
[by] Alan K. Reeter ; editor, Richard Jensen
Place of Publication
[s.l.]
Publisher
Medfilms, Inc
Date of Publication
1987
Physical Description
1 VHS videocassette (10 min.) : col.
Subjects (MeSH)
Handwashing
Cross Infection
Infection Control
Notes
This tape describes the importance of washing your hands properly to aid infection control.
Animated by David Fischer.
Narrator: Michael Letson.
Format
Video
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Highly Infectious Diseases in Critical Care : A Comprehensive Clinical Guide

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Jorge Hidalgo, Laila Woc-Colburn, editos. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of highly infectious diseases (HIDs) in the ICU. The text is designed to help critical care specialists and other healthcare practitioners prepare and plan for potential outbreaks of emerging or resurgent HIDs, lead a team in the ICU, perform emergency triage, and provide care for patients with a HID. The book also reviews some of the most prevalent highly infectious diseases, including influenza, SARS, plague, anthrax, and malaria. Written by experts…
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Hidalgo, Jorge
Woc-Colburn, Laila
Responsibility
Jorge Hidalgo, Laila Woc-Colburn, editos
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 276 p.) : 43 illus., 32 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030338039
9783030338022 (Print ed.)
9783030338046 (Print ed.)
9783030338053 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases - prevention & control
Communicable Diseases - transmission
Critical Care - methods
Infection Control - methods
Intensive Care Units - standards
Specialty
Communicable Disease Control
Critical Care
Infectious Disease Medicine
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive overview of highly infectious diseases (HIDs) in the ICU. The text is designed to help critical care specialists and other healthcare practitioners prepare and plan for potential outbreaks of emerging or resurgent HIDs, lead a team in the ICU, perform emergency triage, and provide care for patients with a HID. The book also reviews some of the most prevalent highly infectious diseases, including influenza, SARS, plague, anthrax, and malaria. Written by experts in the field, Highly Infectious Diseases in Critical Care: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide is a valuable resource for critical care and infectious disease specialists who treat patients afflicted with a highly infectious disease in the ICU.
Contents
How Infectious Diseases Have Influenced our Culture -- Evolution and Globalization of Antimicrobial Resistance -- Emergency Triage of Highly Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism -- Diagnostics: The Role of the Laboratory -- Influenza, Measles, SARS, MERS, and Smallpox -- Zoonotic Infections and Biowarfare Agents in Critical Care: Anthrax, Plague, and Tularemia -- Hemorrhagic Fevers -- Multidrug Resistance Bacterial Infection -- Central Nervous System Infection -- Intracranial Pressure Monitoring and Management in Bacterial Meningitis -- Rabies -- Tetanus -- Malaria -- Tuberculosis Multidrug Resistance (MDR-TB) -- Preparing the ICU for a Highly Infectious Disease -- Pandemic Declaration and Preparation.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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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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Other Authors
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.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Infection Control in the Dental Office : A Global Perspective

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Louis G. DePaola, Leslie E. Grant, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book reviews the principles of infection control and the guidelines and standards of care in multiple countries, discussing them within the context of the practice of dentistry. The aim is to enable dental practitioners to ensure that the appropriate measures are adopted for each patient contact, thereby minimizing the risk of transmission of infection – a goal that is becoming ever more important given the threats posed by new or re-emerging infectious diseases and drug-resistant infectio…
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Other Authors
DePaola, Louis G.
Grant, Leslie E.
Responsibility
Louis G. DePaola, Leslie E. Grant, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 216 p.) : 82 illus., 79 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030300852
9783030300845 (Print ed.)
9783030300869 (Print ed.)
9783030300876 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cross Infection - prevention & control
Infection Control, Dental - methods
Specialty
Dentistry
Communicable Disease Control
Abstract
This book reviews the principles of infection control and the guidelines and standards of care in multiple countries, discussing them within the context of the practice of dentistry. The aim is to enable dental practitioners to ensure that the appropriate measures are adopted for each patient contact, thereby minimizing the risk of transmission of infection – a goal that is becoming ever more important given the threats posed by new or re-emerging infectious diseases and drug-resistant infections. Readers will find information and guidance on all aspects of infection control within the dental office: hand and respiratory hygiene, use of personal protective equipment, safe handling of sharps and safe injection practices, management of occupational exposures, maintenance of dental unit water quality, surface disinfection, and the cleaning and sterilization of dental instruments. Infection Control in the Dental Office will be an invaluable asset for all dental practitioners, including dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Overview of Infectious Diseases of Concern to Dental Practitioners: Bloodborne Pathogens -- 3. Overview of Infectious Diseases of Concern to Dental Practitioners Other Viral Infections -- 4. Overview of Infectious Diseases of Concern to Dental Practitioners: Bacterial Infections -- 5. Infection Control Standards of Care -- 6. Standard Precautions -- 7. Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette -- 8. Safe Handling of Sharps and Safe Injection Practices -- 9. Management of Occupational Exposures -- 10. Management of Occupational Exposures -- 11. Dental Unit Waterlines -- 12. Surface Disinfection -- 13. Cleaning and Sterilization of Dental Instruments -- 14. Dental Care During Catastrophic Events -- 15. Summary.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Infection control in the physician's office

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College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. --Toronto, ON: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario , 1995.
Call Number
WX 167 I653 1995
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WX 167 I653 1995
Corporate Author
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Date of Publication
1995
Physical Description
51 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Infection Control
Sterilization
Disinfection
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Infection Management in Hematology

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat46370
Oliver A. Cornely, Martin Hoenigl, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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Location
Online
This book provides a thorough update on the management of infections in patients with hematologic malignancies, focusing particularly on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Detailed attention is devoted to the central roles that vaccination and anti-infective prophylaxis have gained in improving overall survival in this patient group, in accordance with the principle that prevention is better than cure. Careful consideration is also paid to risk stratification, which is crucial in ensuring th…
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Other Authors
Cornely, Oliver A.
Hoenigl, Martin
Responsibility
Oliver A. Cornely, Martin Hoenigl, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 257 p.) : 20 illus., 11 illus. in color
Series Title
Hematologic Malignancies
ISBN
9783030573171
9783030573164 (Print ed.)
9783030573188 (Print ed.)
9783030573195 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2197-9766
Subjects (MeSH)
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Communicable Diseases - prevention & control
Hematologic Neoplasms - complications
Infection Control - methods
Specialty
Hematology
Infectious Disease Medicine
Abstract
This book provides a thorough update on the management of infections in patients with hematologic malignancies, focusing particularly on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Detailed attention is devoted to the central roles that vaccination and anti-infective prophylaxis have gained in improving overall survival in this patient group, in accordance with the principle that prevention is better than cure. Careful consideration is also paid to risk stratification, which is crucial in ensuring that anti-infective prophylaxis is targeted to those at the highest risk. While preventive strategies reduce the prevalence of infections, optimized management strategies are vital to decrease infection-related morbidity and mortality in those who nevertheless develop infections. Here, readers will find in-depth, up-to-date knowledge on the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections, according to the affected organ and the causative pathogen. Finally, treatment in intensive care units is reviewed. The book will be of high value for hematologists, oncologists, and infection specialists.
Contents
1. Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Invasive Fungal Infections -- 2. Antibacterial and Antiparasitic Prophylaxis -- 3. Antifungal Prophylaxis -- 4. Antiviral Prophylaxis -- 5. Immune Response to Vaccines -- 6. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases -- 7. Vaccination Schedules -- 8. Parasitic Infections -- 9. Antimicrobial Stewardship -- 10. Intensive Care -- 11. Gram-Positive Infections -- 12. Gram-Negative Infections -- 13. Herpes Viruses -- 14. Polyomavirus, Adenovirus, and Viral Respiratory Diseases -- 15. Yeast Infections -- 16. Mould Infections.
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NEW Springer 2021
Format
e-Book
Location
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Infection prevention and control

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1441
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The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) team is a group of health care providers within Nova Scotia Health. We focus on preventing the spread of infection on Nova Scotia Health facilities. All facilities work with 1 or more Infection Control Practitioners (ICP). Their role is to help other health care providers prevent and control infections by: providing education to all health care providers and volunteers, promoting good hand hygiene and other infection prevention and control practices,…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious diseases
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cross infection--Prevention
Abstract
The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) team is a group of health care providers within Nova Scotia Health. We focus on preventing the spread of infection on Nova Scotia Health facilities. All facilities work with 1 or more Infection Control Practitioners (ICP). Their role is to help other health care providers prevent and control infections by: providing education to all health care providers and volunteers, promoting good hand hygiene and other infection prevention and control practices, keeping track of infections, managing outbreaks, and providing guidance to health care teams on pandemic restrictions and procedures. Infection prevention and control is an important part of patient safety. About 1 in 9 patients will get an infection while in the hospital. Common infections that patients in the hospital may develop include: C. diff (linked to antibiotic use), pneumonia (lung infection), bladder infections, and wound infections. This pamphlet explains what you should expect your health care team to do to help prevent infection and what you and your visitors can do to help prevent infection. The French version of this pamphlet 1216, "Prévention et contrôle des infections", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1441
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