• Medical

Rapid Infection Control Nursing

Author: Shona Ross,Sarah Furrows
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118442032
Category: Medical
Page: 192
View: 4579
The Rapids are a series of reference and revision pocket books that cover key facts in a simple and memorable way. Each book contains the common conditions that students and newly qualified nurses encounter on the wards, in the community, and on placements. Only the basic core relevant facts are provided to ensure that these books are perfect and concise rapid refreshers. Rapid Infection Control Nursing is an essential read for all frontline nursing staff working in hospitals or community settings. Designed for quick reference, it explores the essential principles of infection control before moving on to an A-Z of the most commonly found infections. Each entry covers how the infection is spread, duration of the infectious period, key infection-control precautions, staff considerations, visitor information, and patient transfer advice. Covering all the key topics in infection prevention and control, this concise and easy-to-read title is the perfect quick-reference book for the wards. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

    • Medical

Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control

Theory and Practice
Author: Debbie Weston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118307704
Category: Medical
Page: 400
View: 2125
Reviews of first edition: “This book tells every healthcare professional all they need to know about infection control… A user-friendly, valuable source of knowledge on a subject that can be confusing and complicated.” Nursing Standard “A valuable contribution within any health or social environment." Journal of Community Nursing Infection prevention and control is an essential component of nursing care, and a crucially important subject area for both nursing students and qualified nurses. Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control gives readers a firm grasp of the principles of infection control, how they relate to clinical practice and the key issues surrounding the subject. It provides a comprehensive guide to the prevention, management and control of healthcare associated infections, and the basic elements of microbiology, immunology and epidemiology that underpin them. Thoroughly revised in line with current policy, this new edition contains brand-new chapters on a range of topics including the role of the Infection Prevention and Control Team, audit and surveillance, and the management of outbreaks. Also incorporating a range of case studies and examples as well as additional online content, it is essential reading for all nursing students as well as qualified nursing and healthcare professionals. Explores both principles and practice of a crucial subject area Accessible and user-friendly, with a range of features to help study including key definitions, links back to clinical practice, and chapter learning outcomes and summaries Accompanied by an online resource centre featuring MCQs, weblinks, case scenarios and downloadable fact sheets Features an increased clinical focus, with more application to practice This title is also available: as a Wiley E-Text, powered by VitalSource: an interactive digital version of the book featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note-taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms instantly on CourseSmart at www.coursesmart.co.uk/9781118306659. CourseSmart offers extra functionality, as well as an immediate way to review the text. For more details, visit www.coursesmart.com/instructors or www.coursesmart.com/students

    • Medical

Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Students

Author: Deborah Ward
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473967732
Category: Medical
Page: 200
View: 4182
Preventing and controlling infection has long been an on going challenge for all healthcare workers at every level. High profile examples like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa or the prevalence of ‘super bugs’ like MRSA demonstrate that this challenge is not going to go away. As a nurse you have a responsibility to protect your patients from harm and preventing and controlling infection is a crucial component of this. By introducing the unpinning microbiology to explain how infection occurs and spreads and the practical steps and precautions that you need to follow, this book will equip you with the knowledge and information necessary to play your part in preventing and controlling infection. Key features: · Written specifically for pre-registration nursing students providing the core, evidence-based knowledge that you need to know · Breaks the science down using easy-to-follow language, practical examples and case studies · Applies microbiology to practice introducing practical steps, precautions and strategies that will benefit you as soon as you get onto your placements · Includes multiple-choice questions to test your understanding and activities to help you engage with wider issues around infection prevention and control. About the author Deborah Ward is a lecturer at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Manchester University.

    • Medical

Mosby's PDQ for Infection Control

Practical, Detailed, Quick
Author: May Mei-Sheng Riley
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780323064033
Category: Medical
Page: 140
View: 3225
Integrating the latest evidence-based epidemiology and CDC guidelines, this pocket-sized reference provides key knowledge in a handy, easy-to-use format! Bulleted lists, tables, and charts make this reference perfect for use on the go. Content covers infection control from every angle of the nursing floor - including precautions for caring for patients with infections, principles of infection control, and placement of patients with infections. Get fast access to illustrations, charts, and tables with the quick-reference format and 8 easy-to-find tabbed sections. Keep yourself and your patients safe from infection with information on how to implement the CDC and WHO's guidelines for hand hygiene and environmental infection control. Find important information quickly with charts of the most common infectious agents/diseases and clinical conditions that call for isolation precautions. Stay informed with the latest developments in the field with summaries of the CDC's new guidelines and reviews of literature on infection control science. Contain infections with updated coverage of the principles of pathogen transmission, barrier precautions, isolation practices, and respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette. Locate content quickly with a rapid-reference table of contents for each section with handy cross-references. Lay the book flat and leave your hands free to work with convenient spiral binding.

    • Medical

Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance

Author: Debbie Weston,Alison Burgess,Sue Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118973550
Category: Medical
Page: 144
View: 910
Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, as well as qualified nurses and medical students. Infection prevention and control is one of the key five ‘essential skills clusters’ that is incorporated into all pre-registration nursing programmes. This highly visual and dynamic book is a thorough resource for nurses wanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of this important part of nursing. Written by experienced infection prevention and control specialist nurses, it provides a concise and simple approach to a vast and complex subject, and equips the reader with key information in relation to various aspects of infection prevention and control practice. Provides a snap-shot of the application of infection prevention and control in practice and the key infections affecting patients in both acute and primary care A uniquely visual and accessible overview of a topic of relevance to all nursing staff Includes key points for clinical practice, patient management, and signposting of key national guidance documents and websites Available in a wide-range of digital formats - perfect for 'on the go' study and revision

    • Health & Fitness

Basic Infection Control for Healthcare Providers

Author: Michael Kennamer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 141801978X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
View: 7989
Basic Infection Control for Health Care Providers, Second Edition, is a clear and concise guide to preventing occupational exposure hazards and communicable and infectious diseases. This book includes coverage on how to safely protect oneself from infectious agents and what do in case of infectious exposure. Discussions of the disease process and legal issues surrounding exposure and infectious diseases provide context for the material. The blend of fundamental infection control content and reference resources makes this tool perfect for use in an instructional setting or as a reference for practicing health care providers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Medical

Infection Prevention and Control

Applied Microbiology for Healthcare
Author: Dinah Gould,Christine Brooker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137045922
Category: Medical
Page: 368
View: 5233
This is the updated version of the hugely popular Applied Microbiology for Nurses, providing essential information about how infection occurs, methods to prevent it and the precautions required to contain it. The new edition is fully revised to include primary infection control issues alongside important concepts of applied microbiology.

    • Medical

The Patient Survival Guide

8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections
Author: Maryanne McGuckin, Dr., Sc., Ed.
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617051187
Category: Medical
Page: 159
View: 8390
Gold Winner 2012 Foreword Reviews Book of The Year, Health Category The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1.7 million people developed healthcare acquired infections in 2010. Since most people spend only a small part of their lives in healthcare facilities, this guidebook also tells readers how to avoid picking up serious infections in day care centers, schools, business offices, and other common locations. Unlike other books, which focus on how to change the hospital systems, The Patient Survival Guide focuses on empowering you with the knowledge and techniques to ensure a safer healthcare experience. The Patient Survival Guide: Inspires you to be a your own advocate Describes in vivid detail how your preparation and informed vigilance can significantly reduce the chances of harm and death to your loved one in a hospital Provides specific, practical, and outside-the-box strategies for anticipating and preventing errors, with chapters devoted to each of the most common mistakes and mishaps Provides checklists for patients to use upon admission to healthcare facilities

    • Medical

Rapid Adult Nursing

Author: Andr?e le May
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119117119
Category: Medical
Page: 136
View: 9092
Rapid Adult Nursing is an essential read for all adult nursing students, as well as a refresher for qualified adult nurses, and a ‘dip into text’ for other healthcare professionals. Designed for quick reference, it maps on to the essential clinical skills and knowledge required for pre-registration adult nurses, and captures the essentials of adult nursing care in an easy to read, and highly accessible format. Covering all the key topics in adult nursing, this concise and easy-to-read title is the perfect quick-reference book for student adult nurses.

    • Medical

Rapid Mental Health Nursing

Author: Grahame Smith,Rebecca Rylance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119045002
Category: Medical
Page: 208
View: 4125
A concise, pocket-sized, A-Z rapid reference handbook on all the essential areas of mental health nursing, aimed at nursing students and newly qualified practitioners. Covers a broad range of mental health disorders, approaches interventions and conditions Easy to locate practical information quickly in a pocket sized, rapid reference format The topics and structure are mapped on to the NMC’s (2010) Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education and their required essential skills and knowledge.

    • Medical

Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook

Author: Jeremy Hawker,Norman Begg,Iain Blair,Ralf Reintjes,Julius Weinberg,Karl Ekdahl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444346946
Category: Medical
Page: 456
View: 7236
Health protection professionals need rapid access to authoritative and easy-to-use information to ensure their actions are based on international best practice. This is precisely what the Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook does. This concise and practical handbook is an essential guide for all those who have responsibility for the identification and control of infectious disease. In the past five years, there have been many major changes in health protection practice, and significant scientific progress in the field, all of which are reflected in this new edition of the popular Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook. All chapters have been updated in line with recent changes in epidemiology, new guidelines for control and administrative changes. Basic principles of communicable disease control and health protection, major syndromes, control of individual infections, main services and activities, organizational arrangements for all EU countries and sources of further information are covered. A new chapter on pandemic planning has been included, and the influenza chapter has been expanded to cover seasonal, avian and pandemic flu. Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook is an indispensible companion for all those who are engaged in health protection, including public health physicians, epidemiologists, infection control nurses, microbiologists and trainees in the field.

    • Medical

Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice

Author: Emily Rhinehart,Mary M. Friedman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763740160
Category: Medical
Page: 245
View: 1515
An official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), the highly successful Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice helps home care providers assess the infection control needs of their organization, and develop home care infection and surveillance programs. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest CDC Guidelines on infection control in home care, including Hand Hygiene, Prevention of IV-related Infections, and the 2004 Isolation Guideline.

    • Medical

A Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital

Author: Richard Putnam Wenzel,Timothy F. Brewer,Jean-Paul Butzler
Publisher: PMPH-USA
ISBN: 9781550092301
Category: Medical
Page: 184
View: 2988
Infections, especially those occuring postoperatively, remain a major problem in hospitals. This international team of infection control experts has developed a handy pocket-sized manual that provides updates guidelines and protocols for preventing infections, and managing them if they occur. The information covers all types of infection and is presented in a rapid-access format. All members of infection control teams will benefit from the material presented.

    • Technology & Engineering

Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare

Author: Jimmy Walker
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0857096699
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 704
View: 2838
Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare brings an understanding of decontamination practices and the development of technologies for cleaning and control of infection to a wide audience interested in public health, including healthcare specialists, scientists, students or patients. Part one highlights the importance and history of decontamination in hospitals and healthcare before exploring the role of standards in decontamination, infection control in Europe, and future trends in the area. Part two focuses on decontamination practices in hospitals and healthcare. It considers the role of the nurse in decontamination, the issues of microbial biofilm in waterlines, control of waterborne microorganisms, and the use of gaseous decontamination technologies. Further chapters explore decontamination of prions, the use of protective clothing, no-touch automated room disinfection systems, and controlling the presence of microorganisms in hospitals. Part three discusses practices for decontamination and sterilization of surgical instruments and endoscopes. These chapters examine a range of guidance documents, including the choice framework for local policy and procedures for decontamination of surgical instruments, as well as novel technologies for cleaning and detection of contamination. Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare provides a reference source on decontamination for public health professionals and students concerned with healthcare. It is particularly useful for scientists in microbiology and disinfection/decontamination laboratories, healthcare workers who use disinfectants, students in microbiology, clinicians, members of the Institute of Decontamination Sciences/Central Sterilising Club, and those employed in the Central Sterile Services departments of healthcare facilities. Discusses decontamination processes in Europe Provides an in-depth understanding into decontamination in healthcare settings, specifically hospitals and dental practices Examines the decontamination of surgical equipment and endoscopes

    • Medical

Infection Prevention Policy and Procedure Manual for Hospitals

Author: HCPro,Peggy Prinz Luebbert,University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Michigan Candace Friedman,Marge McFarlane
Publisher: Hcpro, a Division of Blr
ISBN: 9781601467331
Category: Medical
Page: 323
View: 9465
Infection Prevention Policy and Procedure Manual for Hospitals Customize and implement ready-made infection control policies and procedures With more than 300 pages, this manual provides worksheets, job descriptions, policies, forms, and other helpful tools for new and veteran infection preventionists in all areas of the hospital.From HAI surveillance plans and bloodborne pathogens policies to hand hygiene procedures and pandemic guidelines, this all-inclusive toolkit supplies you with fully customizable files you can modify to fit your needs.Benefits: Reduce time spent searching online for infection control policies and procedures that prepare you for CMS, Joint Commission, CDC, OSHA, and APIC scrutiny Get policies and procedures on every topic covered in a hospital infection control plan Gain instant electronic access to all forms in the book using the "My downloads" section of your HCPro account. Receive an easy-to-flip-through binder that allows you to add your own files Take a look at the table of contents Section 1: Infection Prevention and Control Program Overview Sample Outline for an Infection Prevention and Control Plan Infection Prevention Plan (Sample 1) Infection Prevention, Surveillance and Control Program Plan (Sample 2) Infection Control Committee Infection Control Coordinator Job Description Section 2: Surveillance and Reporting Sample IC Committee Goals and Strategies HAI Outbreak Policy Infection Control Patient Care and Isolation Tracer Infection Control Plan Risk Assessment Sentinel Events Policy Reporting Communicable Diseases Section 3: Employee Education and Health New Employee OSHA Orientation Checklist CDC Suggested Work Restrictions for Personnel Competency Validation Guideline for Negative Pressure Rooms Prevention of HIV/HBV/HCV Transmission Prevention of MRSA Transmission Section 4: Isolation Isolation Techniques and Requirements Airborne Precautions/Respiratory Isolation Policy Protective Precautions Droplet Precautions Section 5: Sterilization and Disinfection Cleaning and Disinfection Guidelines Sterilization Guidelines and General Information Sterilization Monitoring Steam Sterilization Packaging for Reprocessable Items to be Sterilized Recall of Sterilized Items Section 6: Patient Care Standard Precautions & Protocol Standard Precautions Contact Precautions Glove Use Guidelines Hand Hygiene Policy Hand Hygiene Compliance Worksheet Hand Hygiene Monitoring Tool Visitation Policies Animals Visitation Policy Hospital Precautions for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia Prevention Ventilator-Associate Pneumonia Bundle Monitoring Tool Invasive Pressure Monitoring Sample Letter to MRSA patient Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Policy Invasive Surgical Procedures Performed at the Bedside Intravenous Peripheral Catheters Policy Urinary Catheter Care Policy Central Line Policy Section 7: Bloodborne Pathogens Bloodborne Pathogens Policy Exposure-prone Activities List Bloodborne Pathogens Post-Exposure Checklist Section 8: Tuberculosis Tuberculosis Infection Prevention Plan Section 9: Environment of Care Infection Control Monitoring Tool for EoC Construction and Renovation Policy Waterborne Disease Policy Environmental Sanitation Policy Sterile Processing Department Traffic Control Policy Section 10: Influenza Outbreak and Biodisaster Infection Control Measures for Pandemic Influenza/Avian Influenza Biodisaster PolicyNote: Policies come from multiple expert sources, including the University of Michigan Health System, which has spent 15 years on the honor roll of "America's Best Hospitals" compiled by "U.S. News & World Report."

    • Medical

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Category: Medical
Page: 700
View: 9505
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

Love What Matters

Real People. Real Stories. Real Heart.
Author: LoveWhatMatters
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501169149
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 272
View: 3022
In the bestselling tradition of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Humans of New York comes a collection of authentic, emotional, and inspiring stories about life’s most important moments, as curated by the editors at Love What Matters. “90% of the reads bring me to tears. I just can't believe the love this world truly has when all we see is hate. This is so uplifting.” —Shelsea Where do you go when you want to feel inspired? When you want to forget about the divisiveness and the anger? For over five million people, that place is Love What Matters, a digital platform dedicated to finding and sharing the daily moments of kindness, compassion, and love that so often go overlooked. This curated collection of powerful stories features first person accounts and photographs that perfectly capture each moment: A husband learning he’s about to be a dad. A new mom embracing her body. A cashier inadvertently teaching a young girl a lesson about patience. A bagel from a stranger that saved a homeless man’s life. From long overdue adoptions to military heroes returning home; from a fireman’s touching 9/11 tribute to what an old dinner plate found at a bake sale can teach us all about life—these are the moments that matter. They are genuine. Authentic. Raw. And they are perfect in their imperfection—just like all of us. You will no doubt experience goosebumps and tears, but this mosaic of life’s moments will leave you with something even more profound: a reminder that, in the end, love always wins. “This really is the best page on Facebook. It renews your love of humanity. There are still good people. We need more reports of acts of kindness.” —Johnny

    • Medical

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Pocket Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Marianne Chulay,Suzanne Burns,American Association of Critical-Care Nurses AACN
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071702733
Category: Medical
Page: 195
View: 4144
Essential Data Critical Care Nurses Must Know Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, this go-anywhere handbook features tables and figures that encapsulate all the information required to give safe and effective care to critically ill patients. Contents include: Critical Care Drug Tables • Normal Values for Laboratory Tests and Physiologic Parameters • Lists of Assessment Components • Cardiac Rhythms: ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guides, Including Sample Rhythm Strips • 12-Lead ECG Changes in Acute Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct • Troubleshooting Guide for Hemodynamic Monitoring Equipment • Indications for Mechanical Ventilation • Weaning Assessment Tool • ACLS Algorithms.

    • Computers

Clean Hands Save Lives

Author: Thierry Crouzet
Publisher: Thaulk
ISBN: 2919358359
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
View: 8394
You may not know it, but an innovation has made our world a better place. The use of alcohol-based handrubs protects us from infectious diseases and saves millions of lives each year through safer health care. Here is the story of this revolutionary formulation, made available without patent and offered as a gift to humanity by Professor Didier Pittet and his team at Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG). From bush doctors to giant pharmaceutical corporations, everyone can now produce effective handrubs, cheaply and easily. Didier Pittet’s medical odyssey has taken him to the four corners of the Earth. It also reveals a new path open to human society, one that pro- mises a radical shift from a predatory economic system to an economy of peace. Thierry Crouzet — blogger, essay writer, and novelist — is fascinated by contemporary issues located at the nexus of technology, politics, and lite- rature. A former journalist, his published works in French include Le Peuple des connecteurs [The Connected People], a reflection on our networked society; J’ai débranché [How I Unplugged], a tale of digital burnout; and La Quatrième Théorie [The Fourth Theory], a political techno-thriller.

    • Medical

Fungal Infection

Diagnosis and Management
Author: Malcolm D. Richardson,David W. Warnock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405170565
Category: Medical
Page: 445
View: 1528
Fungal Infection: Diagnosis and Management, 4th Edition is a concise and up-to-date guide to the clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis and management of superficial, subcutaneous and systemic fungal infections. This highly acclaimed book has been extensively revised and updated throughout to ensure all drug and dosage recommendations are accurate and in agreement with current guidelines. A new chapter on infections caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii has been added. The book has been designed to enable rapid information retrieval and to help clinicians make informed decisions about diagnosis and patient management. Each chapter concludes with a list of recent key publications which have been carefully selected to facilitate efficient access to further information on specific aspects of fungal infections. Clinical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, as well as dermatologists, hematologists and oncologists, can depend on this contemporary text for authoritative information and the background necessary to understand fungal infections.