Safe and Clean Care

Infection Prevention and Control for Health and Social Care Students

Author: Tina Tilmouth

Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners

ISBN: 1906052336

Category: Medical

Page: 267

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Safe and Clean Care is the responsibility of all those working in Health and Social Care and this book will provide much-needed guidance on responsibility, accountability and good practice with respect to infection prevention and control. Whether you are training to work in hospitals, in the community or undertaking client-based care in care homes and other locations, standard infection prevention and control procedures underpin safe practice and this book covers everything you need to know in order to reduce infection risks for you and your clients/patients. This textbook will teach you basic microbiology to help you develop knowledge and understanding of the types of infection you are likely to encounter in the workplace. It will show how infection is spread, contained and how we can control infection through effective personal hygiene, cleaning and waste management. The chapters reference the Skills for Care Knowledge Set on Infection Prevention and Control and the Skills for Health Infection Prevention and Control Competencies. The content is also mapped against other government and Department of Health guidelines and policy, the NMC Essential Skills Clusters and advice published by the RCN and other health and social care organisations. Safe and Clean Care is an informative and interactive textbook for students and a valuable reference guide for all those working in health and social care. This book will inspire you to perform safely and to the highest care standards.
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Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Students

Author: Deborah Ward

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967740

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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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.
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The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Author: Lisa Dougherty,Sara Lister

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118745922

Category: Medical

Page: 1032

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Written with the qualified nurse in mind, the 9th edition of The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures provides up–to–date, detailed, evidence–based guidelines for over 200 procedures related to every aspect of a person's care including key information on equipment, the procedure and post-procedure guidance, along with full colour illustrations and photos. Contains the procedures and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care Includes thoroughly reviewed and updated evidence underpinning all procedures Organised and structured to represent the needs of a patient along their care pathway Integrates risk-management into relevant chapters to ensure it is central to care Also available as an online edition (www.rmmonline.co.uk)
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Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control

A Healthcare Handbook

Author: Steven L. Percival,David Williams,Tracey Cooper,Jacqueline Randle

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123977517

Category: Science

Page: 394

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Biofilms in Infection and Disease Control: A Healthcare Handbook outlines the scientific evidence and rationale for the prevention of infection, the role biofilms play in infection control, and the issues concerning their resistance to antimicrobials. This book provides practical guidance for healthcare and infection control professionals, as well as students, for preventing and controlling infection. Biofilms are the most common mode of bacterial growth in nature. Highly resistant to antibiotics and antimicrobials, biofilms are the source of more than 65 percent of health care associated infections (HCAI), which, according to the WHO, affect 1.4 million people annually. Biofilms are involved in 80 percent of all microbial infections in the body, including those associated with medical devices such as catheters, endotracheal tubes, joint prostheses, and heart valves. Biofilms are also the principle causes of infections of the middle-ear, dental caries, gingivitis, prostatitis and cystic fibrosis. Importantly, biofilms also significantly delay wound healing and reduce antimicrobial efficiency in at-risk or infected skin wounds. Provides specific procedures for controlling and preventing infection Includes case studies of HCAI, and identifies appropriate treatments Presents national government standards for infection prevention and control Includes extensive references and links to websites for further information
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Fundamental Aspects of Infection Prevention and Control

Author: Vinice Thomas

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424456

Category: Medical

Page: 245

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This practical, handy text aims to provide essential information on the fundamentals of infection control and its management in a health care setting. This important subject area means that this text should be essential reading for all students, nurses and health care practitioners to ensure they understand the general principles of infection control and best practice guidelines for clinical care of patients. Content is designed to be clear, concise and highly practical. Case studies will be included to aid understanding. Each chapter includes a summary or bullet of key points. This book also outlines the role of the medical consultant, consultant nurse / specialist infection control nurse, hospital matron, ward link nurse, ward sister, staff nurse, trust management etcetera to give a strategic overview of the management and organisation needed in terms of roles, responsibilities etc in relation to infection control.
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WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care

First Global Patient Safety Challenge : Clean Care is Safer Care

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241597906

Category: Education

Page: 262

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The WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care provide health-care workers (HCWs), hospital administrators and health authorities with a thorough review of evidence on hand hygiene in health care and specific recommendations to improve practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and HCWs. The present Guidelines are intended to be implemented in any situation in which health care is delivered either to a patient or to a specific group in a population. Therefore, this concept applies to all settings where health care is permanently or occasionally performed, such as home care by birth attendants. Definitions of health-care settings are proposed in Appendix 1. These Guidelines and the associated WHO Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy and an Implementation Toolkit (http://www.who.int/gpsc/en/) are designed to offer health-care facilities in Member States a conceptual framework and practical tools for the application of recommendations in practice at the bedside. While ensuring consistency with the Guidelines recommendations, individual adaptation according to local regulations, settings, needs, and resources is desirable. This extensive review includes in one document sufficient technical information to support training materials and help plan implementation strategies. The document comprises six parts.
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Infection Prevention and Control

Theory and Practice for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Debbie Weston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470723708

Category: Medical

Page: 348

View: 7607

This book provides the reader with all of the background information necessary to enhance their understanding of the rationale behind the basic principles of infection control and how to apply them in every day situations; how specific bacteria interact with the host and cause infection; the background to each of the bacteria/infections described within the text, and, evidence based recommendations on the infection control management of these.
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Infection Control in Clinical Practice

Author: Jennie Wilson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027618

Category: Medical

Page: 339

View: 8911

Contains material on emerging pathogens, antimicrobial agents and resistance, and infection control guidance. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of infection control and prevention, and the basic elements of microbiology and epidemiology that underpin them.
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Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control

Theory and Practice

Author: Debbie Weston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118307704

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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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
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Infection Control

A Psychosocial Approach to Changing Practice

Author: Paul Elliott

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857756126

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Aimed at health and social care professionals at all levels, including practitioners, supervisors and managers, this book helps health workers translate knowledge of safe practice in hygiene and infection control into consistent practice.
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Tuberculosis and Air Travel

Guidelines for Prevention and Control

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547502

Category: Medical

Page: 48

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The emergence of MDdR-TB and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDdR-TB) has raised special concerns in relation to the international spread of particularly dangerous strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Since the 2006 edition was published, several incidents have occurred involving air travel and potential transmission of TB. The revision of the International Health Regulations (IHR), which entered into force in June 2007, provides for the introduction of new measures that might potentially apply to international events involving TB. The IHR provide a legal framework for a more effective and coordinated international response to public health emergencies and risks, including those caused by outbreaks of communicable diseases. Several IHR provisions are relevant to the detection and control of TB during air travel, strengthening the role of WHO and of national public health authorities in this domain. Following these important recent developments, WHO has prepared this third edition to address current public health risks that may arise from the potential transmission of TB during air travel, and new approaches to international collaboration. This edition builds upon the 2006 edition and adds to it in providing: (i) greater clarity in the definition of infectious index cases; (ii) procedures for the follow-up of contacts of infectious cases; and (iii) a more detailed definition of the roles and responsibilities of the agencies involved. The recommendations recognize that the response needs to be proportional to the risk, so that public confidence is preserved and unnecessary restrictions are avoided. The guidelines were developed with the collaboration of public health authorities and international experts in the prevention and control of TB, travel medicine and air travel. Implementing the recommendations will help to reduce the international spread of TB and decrease the risk of infection among individual travellers. Although the role of air travel-related transmission of TB is minimal compared with the overall transmission of TB worldwide, these guidelines may nevertheless be useful for national authorities, especially in countries with a low TB burden, and for the airline industry, to facilitate procedures involving multiple actors.
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The Student's Guide to Becoming a Midwife

Author: Ian Peate,Cathy Hamilton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118410939

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives. Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including: Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.
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Health-care-associated Infections

Hhs Action Needed to Obtain Nationally Representative Data on Risks in Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Author: United States Government Accountability Office

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976407611

Category:

Page: 30

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Health-care-associated infections : HHS action needed to obtain nationally representative data on risks in ambulatory surgical centers : report to congressional requesters.
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Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Author: Nizam Damani

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019969835X

Category: Medical

Page: 374

View: 901

This book provides clear, up-to-date and practical guidance on infection control in an easy to read format which can act as a quick source of reference on all aspects of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) for healthcare workers who are either directly or indirectly involved in prevention and control of HCAIs.
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Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare

Author: Jimmy Walker

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0857096699

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

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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
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Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

Guidelines for Investigation and Control

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

View: 4670

"These guidelines have been written for public health practitioners, food and health inspectors, district and national medical officers, laboratory personnel and others who may undertake or participate in the investigation and control of foodborne disease outbreaks."--P. 4 of cover.
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Infection Prevention and Control

Perceptions and Perspectives

Author: Elliott,Julie Storr,Annette Jeanes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781846199899

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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This book presents a variety of perceptions of and perspectives on infection prevention and control. In doing this, the chapters will reflect upon challenging and controversial new ways of looking at infection prevention and control aimed at generating both discussion and debate as well as practical solutions. With this in mind, the book will aim not only to challenge the existing status quo but also push the frontiers of knowledge, thinking and practice where infection prevention and control is concerned. This is vital when considered in the light of cross infection rates, the number of healthcare providers who are being identified by the Care Quality Commission as falling below acceptable standards of infection prevention and control and the almost compulsive persistent non-adherent behaviours of those involved in the provision of medicine, health, social care and other disciplines related to caring with regards to the undertaking of safe and appropriate standards of infection prevention and control. There is no doubt that this book will be challenging with regards to the readers' perceptions and perspectives of infection prevention and control. Where this topic is concerned however, such a challenging approach is vital if the health, safety and well being of individuals is to be positively promoted among all those involved in the health and wellbeing of others.
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Leading Change

Author: John P. Kotter

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422186431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 1172

Offers advice on how to lead an organization into change, including establishing a sense of urgency, developing a vision and strategy, and generating short-term wins.
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