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Infection Conrol in the Community
by May, Lawrence


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This is a primary reference source to ensure that, where applicable, the evidence base is being applied to infection control practice and procedures. The content is applicable to a variety of settings in primary care: people's own homes, nursing and residential homes, prisons, tattooing and piercing establishments, schools, nurseries, dental and GP surgeries. This book also brings together issues ranging from the needs of the individual living in their own home, to the needs of an entire population faced with myriad threats to their health from infections, as well as issues such as epidemiology, audit and research. Although aimed primarily at nurses, midwives and health visitors, those working in professions allied to medicine will find this book valuable for infection control aspects of their particular specialism, such as podiatry within health centres, physiotherapy issues and equipment, and dental treatment.


 
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Specs: 373 pages | 2.02 Lbs
ISBN: 0443064067
ISBN-13: 9780443064067
Edition: 1
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone | Publish Date 02/03 | Copyright 2003
Format: British

Table Of Contents:

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Abbreviations
1.    Introduction
           Jean Lawrence, Dee May
2.    Basic microbiology
           Lynn Parker
3.    Public Health function
           Janet Howard
4.    Epidemiology and surveillance
           Janet Howard
5.    Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization
           John Babb, Sharon Lowe
6.    Home nursing
           Jean Lawrence
7.    Nurseries and schools
           Sue Ross
8.    Residential and nursing homes
           Maggie Whitlock, Jean Lawrence
9.    General practice
           Debra Khan
10.    Health centres
           Debra Khan
11.    Dental practices
           Alison Fuller
12.    Pregnancy and childbirth
           Carole Fry
13.    Ectoparasitic infections
           Gladys Xavier
14.    Wound care
           Elizabeth Scanlon
15.    Immunosuppressive diseases
           Gillian Manojlovic
16.    Gastrointestinal disease
           Janet Howard
17.    Prisoners, travellers, the homeless and refugees
           Sharon Lowe
18.    Travel health and immunization
           Gladys Xavier
19.    Documentation and infection control
           Alison Fuller
20.    Antibiotic resistance
           Alyson Smith
21.    Tattooing and body piercing
           Kim Gunn
Appendices
App. A.    Internet resources on evidence-based healthcare
           Michelle Briggs
App. B.    Infectious disease notifications: action to be taken
App. C.    Infectious Disease Control - the legislation
Glossary
Index
 
 

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