Health Protection: Principles and practice by Samuel Ghebrehewet

Health Protection: Principles and practice

EditorSamuel Ghebrehewet, Alex G. Stewart, David Baxter

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Health Protection: Principles and practice is a practical guide for practitioners working at all levels in public health and health protection, including those with a non-specialist background. It is the first textbook in health protection to address all three domains within the field(communicable disease control; emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR); and environmental public health) in a comprehensive and integrated manner. Written by leading practitioners in the field, the book is rooted in a practice-led, all-hazards approach, which allows for easyreal-world application of the topics discussed.The chapters are arranged in six sections, which begin with an in-depth introduction to the principles of health protection and go on to illuminate the three key elements of the field by providing: case studies and scenarios to describe common and important issues in the practice of healthprotection; health protection tools, which span epidemiology and statistics, infection control, immunisation, disease surveillance, and audit and service improvement; and evidence about new and emerging health protection issues.It includes more than 100 health protection checklists (SIMCARDs), covering infections from anthrax to yellow fever, non-infectious diseases emergencies and environmental hazards. Written from first-hand experience of managing communicable diseases these provide practical, stand-alone quickreference guides for in-practice use.Both the topical content of Health Protection: Principles and practice, and the clearly described health protection principles the book provides, makes it a highly relevant resource for wider public health and health protection professionals in this continually evolving field.

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Dr. Ghebrehewet is Director of Health Protection in Cheshire and Merseyside, UK. He graduated from medical school in Ethiopia, where he worked as a GP and Regional Director of Public Health Programmes. Dr. Ghebrehewet has extensive experience in communicable disease control and health protection, with specialist interests in immunisati...
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Title:Health Protection: Principles and practiceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:September 24, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrelimsSection 1: The basics1. Sam Ghebrehewet, Alex G. Stewart, and Ian Rufus: What is health protection?2. Sam Ghebrehewet and Alex G. Stewart: Who is involved in health protection?3. Sam Ghebrehewet, Alex G. Stewart, and Ian Rufus: Key principles of health protection4. Paul Shears and Dave Harvey: The basics of microbiologySection 2: Infectious disease control case studies and scenarios5. Ken Lamden, Sam Rowell, and Andrew Fox: E. Coli O1576. Rita Huyton, Sam Ghebrehewet, and David Baxter: Hepatitis B7. Dave Harvey and Andrea Ledgerton: Hospital multi-resistant infections8. Joanna Cartwright, Anjila Shah, and Sam Ghebrehewet: Influenza9. Nick Phin, Falguni Naik, Elaine Stanford , and Sam Ghebrehewet: Legionnaire s disease10. David Baxter, Gill Marsh, and Sam Ghebrehewet: Measles11. Sam Ghebrehewet, David Conrad, and Gill Marsh: Meningitis and meningococcal disease12. Musarrat Afza, Marko Petrovic, and Sam Ghebrehewet: Tuberculosis (TB)Section 3: Emergency dreparedness, resilience and response (EPRR), and business continuity case studies and scenarios13. Alex G. Stewart, Sam Ghebrehewet, and David Baxter: Business continuity: Hospital ward closures due to norovirus14. Laura Mitchem, Henrietta Harrison, and Alex G. Stewart: Fire and fear: Immediate and long term health aspects15. Angie Bone, Alan Wilton, and Alex G. Stewart: Flooding and health: Immediate and long term implicationsSection 4: Environmental Public Health practice case studies and scenarios16. John Reid, Giovanni Leonardi, and Alex G. Stewart: Air pollution and respiratory diseases17. Alex G. Stewart, Sam Ghebrehewet, and Richard Jarvis: Cancer and chronic disease clusterSection 5: Health protection tools18. Paul Shears, Andrea Ledgerton, and Rita Huyton: Hospital and community infection control19. David Baxter, Sam Ghebrehewet, and Gill Marsh: Vaccination and immunisation20. Sam Ghebrehewet and Alex G. Stewart: Incident and outbreaks management21. Roberto Vivancos, Giovanni Leonardi, and Alex Elliott: Health protection surveillance22. Paul Cleary, Sam Ghebrehewet, and David Baxter: Essential statistics and epidemiology23. Sam Ghebrehewet, Paul Cleary, Merav Kliner, and Ewan Wilkinson: Conducting epidemiological and analytical studies24. Merav Kliner, Ewan Wilkinson, and Sam Ghebrehewet: Using evidence to guide practice in health protection25. Amal Rushdy and Sam Ghebrehewet: Quality assurance and auditSection 6: New and emerging health protection issues26. Alex G. Stewart, Sam Ghebrehewet, and Peter MacPherson: New and emerging infectious diseases27. Alex Dobney and Greg Hodgson: New and emerging environmental hazards / situations28. Virginia Murray, Amina Aitsi-Selmi, and Alex G. Stewart: Global disasters and risk reduction strategies29. Richard Jarvis, Angie Bone, and Alex G. Stewart: SustainabilityAppendices:Appendix 1: SIMCARDs for dealing with common infectious diseasesAppendix 2: Abridged SIMCARDs for dealing with infectious diseasesAppendix 3: Brief SIMCARDs for dealing with infectious diseasesAppendix 4: SIMCARDs for dealing with emergency situations/hazardsAppendix 5: SIMCARDs for dealing with environmental hazards/situationsAppendix 6: Health Protection legislation (England) guidance 2010: Notifiable diseasesAppendix 7: The reporting of causative agents from local laboratory to local health protection team (PHE)Appendix 8: Vaccine recommendations following case(s) of probable or confirmed invasive meningococcal diseaseAppendix 9: Template agenda for health protection incident and outbreak meetingsAppendix 10: The health background to statutory pollutant controls within the UK and EuropeGlossaryIndex