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This manual is written for hospitals where infection control is in its infancy, and provides clear, practical guidelines on setting up an effective Infection Control Programme. Based on current practices in countries with well-developed programmes, it offers minimal requirements and standards to produce sound policies, emphasizing good practice within the limits of small budgets.
The book begins by discussing the cost and method of setting up an Infection Control Committee, and the way in which policies are implemented. It covers disinfection, sterilization, waste disposal, and acceptable recycling of equipment. It advises on the design and running of wards and other hospital units, and discusses practical methods of staff education.
The author has wide experience of education in hospitals of underdeveloped countries. Her unique book provides essential advice on establishing good infection practices, and demonstrates how patient care may be optimized with limited resources.