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Manual of Infection Prevention and Control


  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198815938
  • Year: 2019
  • Pages: 544

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In recent years, we have begun to recognise the rising threat of Multidrug Resistant Organisms (MDORs), and the profound impact that healthcare associated infections (HCAIs), such as MRSA, can have on both patient safety and quality of care. HCAIs prolong patients’ hospital stays, and increase morbidity as well as mortality rates, yet diagnosing and treating these infections is a costly process that can place intense pressure on already limited healthcare resources.

The updated and significantly expanded new edition of Manual of Infection Prevention and Control is a practical handbook that provides a comprehensive overview of HCAI control and prevention in all healthcare facilities. Clear diagrams and quick-access tables give step-by-step instructions to guide the reader through real-life prevention strategies such as hand wash, disinfection, and sterilisation. A truly current and global source, this book also includes information regarding infection outbreak management, and detailed sections on specific pathogens such as swine flu, C Difficile, ESBL, MRSA, E.coli 0157, XDR-TB, and Ebola.

Manual of Infection Prevention and Control is a fully illustrated, evidence based guide for doctors, nurses, and public health physicians working to prevent the spreading of infectious diseases – most particularly HCAIs. It is also a valuable reference for environmental health officers, health educators, practice managers in GP surgeries, and health service managers.

  • Provides practical step by step advice on how to prevent HAIs when inserting IV and CVC line, urinary catheter, cleaning, clearing of blood and body fluid spillage.
  • Algorithms and flow charts help the reader follow the advice given in the text.
  • Quick and easy to access information on incubation periods and duration of isolation precautions for patients.
  • Information on what to do if the health care workers become infected.

New to this Edition:

  • Fully updated chapters based on new reserach.
  • A new chapter on the prevention and control of infection in the community and long term health facilities.
  • This edition includes step-by-step guidance to make it a truly practical manual.