Manual of Infection Prevention and Control by Nizam DamaniManual of Infection Prevention and Control by Nizam Damani

Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

byNizam Damani

Paperback | January 25, 2012

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It has been estimated that in developed countries up to 10% of hospitalized patients develop infections every year. Not only is there a substantial cost to healthcare systems, but some healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) can be fatal. Since the majority of HCAIs are preventable, reducingHCIAs is now considered to be an integral part of patient safety and quality of care provided by all healthcare institutions worldwide. Unlike other books on infection control, the main strength of this book is to provide clear, up-to-date and practical guidance in infection control in an easy to read format which can act as a quick source of reference on all aspects of HCAIs for healthcare workers who are either directly orindirectly involved in prevention and control of HCAIs. Although the book's main audience is infection control practitioners such as doctors, nurses, public health physicians, it is also a valuable reference for environmental health officers, health educators, practice managers in GP surgeries, andhealth service managers.
Nizam Damani is Clinical Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Craigavon Area Hospital, Portadown, Co. Armagh, and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Department of Medical Microbiology, Queens University, Belfast, UK.
Title:Manual of Infection Prevention and ControlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:January 25, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019969835X

ISBN - 13:9780199698356


Table of Contents

Professor Didier Pittet: ForewordPrefaceAbbreviationsGlossary of Infection Control Terms1. Basic Concepts2. Administrative Arrangement3. Surveillance4. Outbreak Management5. Epidemiology and Biostatistics6. Disinfection And Sterilisation7. Isolation Precautions8. Hand Hygiene9. Personal Protective Equipment10. Control Of Multi-Resistant Microorganisms11. Special Pathogens12. Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections13. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections14. Ventilator -Associated Pneumonias15. Surgical Site Infections16. Staff Health17. Primary And Community Health Care Facilities18. Support Services19. Health Estates20. Information ResourceIndex