Safe and Clean Care

Infection Prevention and Control for Health and Social Care Students

Author: Tina Tilmouth,Simon Tilmouth

Publisher: Reflect PressLtd

ISBN: 9781906052089

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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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 Careis 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,Alex West-Oram

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118746678

Category: Medical

Page: 848

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'A Fantastic Book. Every Nurse should own one.' 'Amazing must have BIBLE for every student nurse and nurse :).' 'The best investment I've ever made and will be useful for many, many years.' 'This book is perfect to learn about a variety of clinical procedures to help you improve your practice, making it safe and ensuring it is evidence based.' Amazon readers The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has been the number one choice for nurses since it first published, over 30 years ago. One of the world's most popular books on clinical skills and procedures, it provides detailed procedure guidelines based on the latest research findings and expert clinical advice, enabling nurses and students to deliver clinically effective patient-focused care. The ninth edition of this essential, definitive guide, written especially for pre-registration nursing students, now includes a range of new learning features throughout each chapter that have been designed to support student nurses to support learning in clinical practice. Providing essential information on over 200 procedures, this manual contains all the skills and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care. Learning features in the book include: 'Learning outcomes'- a summary of the topics covered in a chapter. 'Check your knowledge'- lets you check how much you know about the topic already. 'Learning in practice'- asks you to consider issues within your practice environment. 'Case studies'- provide learning around a particular patient case. 'Scenarios'- challenge you to think how you would act in a given situation. 'Key point boxes' - highlight the essential points to remember. 'Learning exercises'- test yourself after each chapter.
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Infection Prevention and Control

Theory and Clinical Practice for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Debbie Weston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470723708

Category: Medical

Page: 348

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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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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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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 theyneed to know about infection control… A user-friendly,valuable source of knowledge on a subject that can be confusing andcomplicated.” Nursing Standard “A valuable contribution within any health or socialenvironment." Journal of Community Nursing Infection prevention and control is an essential component ofnursing care, and a crucially important subject area for bothnursing students and qualified nurses. Fundamentals of InfectionPrevention and Control gives readers a firm grasp of theprinciples of infection control, how they relate to clinicalpractice and the key issues surrounding the subject. It provides acomprehensive guide to the prevention, management and control ofhealthcare associated infections, and the basic elements ofmicrobiology, immunology and epidemiology that underpin them. Thoroughly revised in line with current policy, this new editioncontains brand-new chapters on a range of topics including the roleof the Infection Prevention and Control Team, audit andsurveillance, and the management of outbreaks. Alsoincorporating a range of case studies and examples as well asadditional online content, it is essential reading for all nursingstudents as well as qualified nursing and healthcareprofessionals. Explores both principles and practice of a crucial subjectarea Accessible and user-friendly, with a range of features to helpstudy 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 topractice This title is also available: as a Wiley E-Text, powered by VitalSource: an interactivedigital 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 andglossary terms instantly on CourseSmart at ahref="http://www.coursesmart.co.uk/9781118306659"www.coursesmart.co.uk/9781118306659/a.CourseSmart offers extra functionality, as well as an immediate way to review the text. Formore details, visit ahref="http://www.coursesmart.com/instructors"www.coursesmart.com/instructors/a orahref="http://www.coursesmart.com/students"www.coursesmart.com/students/a
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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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Placement Learning in Community Nursing - E-book

A guide for students in practice

Author: Jane Harris,Sheila Nimmo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070205173X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Titles in this series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing Each book also covers: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes
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Primary Care for the Physical Therapist - E-Book

Examination and Triage

Author: William G. Boissonnault

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437715435

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Specifically designed to address the expanding role of physical therapists in primary care, the second edition of Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage provides the information you need to become an effective primary care provider. Acquire the communication and differential diagnosis skills, technical expertise, and clinical decision-making ability to meet the challenges of a changing profession with this unparalleled resource. Emphasizes communication skills vital for establishing rapport and gathering data. Patient interview guides identify what data to collect and how to use it. Overview of the physical examination lays the foundation for different diagnosis and recognition of conditions. A section on Special Populations equips the PT to handle common problems encountered in primary care. Unique approach details pharmacology and diagnostic procedures from a PT perspective for clinically relevant guidance. New information enhances your understanding of the foundations of practice and how to screen and examine the healthy population. Content is reorganized and updated to reflect the current state of PT practice. Companion Evolve resources website enables you to independently review techniques from the text. Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For chapter details conditions that have major significance in incidence, mortality, and morbidity all in one place. Separate chapters on upper and lower quarter screening and a new chapter on symptom investigation by symptom help you screen medical conditions more effectively.
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Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 6 - E-Book

Author: John R. August

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437701884

Category: Medical

Page: 920

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Completely revised and updated with 80 all-new chapters covering the most important information on current diagnostic, treatment, and preventive challenges facing feline practitioners today, Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine is an invaluable addition to every small animal clinician’s library. Full-color illustrations and expert contributions help you master and apply the latest advances in feline nutrition, emerging diseases, pet overpopulation, advanced imaging, and more with a comprehensive, clinically relevant approach. More than 100 worldwide leaders in small animal practice provide expert insight across the full spectrum of feline internal medicine. Extensive references make it easy to find additional information about specific topics most important to your practice. Current, evidence-based coverage reflects the latest findings and reports on pressing topics such as: Upper Respiratory Tract Aspergillosis Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Diagnostic Imaging of the Ear Cardiac Blood Tests Urological Interventional Techniques A new section on feline nutrition highlights the impact of nutritional considerations on feline health. A dynamic full-color design, incorporating hundreds of NEW illustrations and tables, clarifies concepts and helps you interpret clinical data.
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