Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control Theory and Practice

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-09-23
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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

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Author Biography

Debbie Weston is Deputy Lead Nurse and Operational Lead for Infection Prevention and
Control at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Kent, UK.

Table of Contents

Part 1 – Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control

Chapter 1: Infection Prevention and Control: Past, Present and Future.

Chapter 2: The Infection Prevention and Control Team

Chapter 3: Audit and Surveillance

Chapter 4: Infection Control Management

Chapter 5. The Management of Outbreaks

Chapter 6: Infection Prevention and Control and the Law

Chapter 7: Patient and Public Perception

Chapter 8: Infection Control in the Community

Chapter 9: Bacterial and Viral Classification, Structure and Function 

Chapter 10: The Collection and Transportation of Specimens

Chapter 11: The Microbiology Laboratory

Chapter 12: Understanding the Immune System and the Nature and Pathogenesis of Infection

Chapter13:  Antimicrobial Resistance


Part 2 – The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

Chapter 14: Hand Hygiene

Chapter 15: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Chapter 16: The Safe Handling and Disposal of Sharps

Chapter 17: Waste

Chapter 18: Laundry

Chapter 19: Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilisation

Chapter 20: Decontamination

Chapter 21: Isolation of Patients


Part 3 – Clinical Practice

Chapter 22: The Management of Invasive Devices, including the prevention of Blood-stream Infections

Chapter 23: The Prevention and Management of Urinary Tract Infections

Chapter 24: The Prevention and Management of Surgical Wound Infections

Chapter 25: The Prevention and Management of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia


Part 4 – Specific organisms.

Chapter 26: Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA)

Chapter 27: Tuberculosis

Chapter 28: Clostridium difficile

Chapter 29: Norovirus

Chapter 30: Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease

Chapter 31: Meningococcal Disease

Chapter 32: Influenza

Chapter 33: Blood Borne Viruses

 Chapter 34: CJD

Chapter 35: Legionella

Chapter 36: Antibiotic Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

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