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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
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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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Source control : a guide to the management of surgical infections

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Schein, Moshe. --New York, NY: Springer , 2003.
Call Number
WO 185 S724 2003
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Dickson Building
Call Number
WO 185 S724 2003
Author
Schein, Moshe
Other Authors
Marshall, John C
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2003
Physical Description
468 p.
ISBN
3540429735
Subjects (MeSH)
Surgical Wound Infection - prevention & control
Infection Control - organization & administration
Surgical Procedures, Operative - adverse effects
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Surveillance programs in healthcare facilities

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Arias, Kathleen Meehan. --Washington, DC: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology , 2003.
Call Number
WX 167 A696s 2003
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WX 167 A696s 2003
Author
Arias, Kathleen Meehan
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Date of Publication
2003
Physical Description
1 v. (various pagings) + 1 CD-ROM
Series Title
APIC infection control toolkit series
Subjects (MeSH)
Infection Control - methods - Handbooks
Infection Control - organization & administration
Sentinel Surveillance - Handbooks
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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