Hospital-acquired Infections

Hospital-acquired Infections

eBook - 2009
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The bulk of the book is comprised of The Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007. The Guideline begins by reviewing the scientific data regarding transmission of infectious agents in healthcare settings, then gives information on basic principles of hand hygiene, barrier precautions, safe work practices, and isolation practices. There is also information on healthcare system components that influence transmission risks, surveillance of healthcare associated infections, and the role of the clinical microbiology lab in supporting infection control. New to this edition of the Guideline are detailed recommendations for prevention of transmission of MDROs. The rest of the book presents three chapters of overviews and recommendations from the US Government Accountability Office, on prioritizing prevention practices, state and hospital reporting programs, and infections associated with medical devices. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Nova Science, ©2009
ISBN: 9781614700548
Characteristics: 1 online resource (381 pages)
Additional Contributors: Wilcox, Julia B.


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