Practical Handbook for Healthcare Epidemiologists PDF CD-ROM

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2004-10-12
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated
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If you work in today's healthcare epidemiology programsyou will needthe latest edition ofPractical Handbook for Healthcare Epidemiologists, Second Edition PDF CD-ROM. Situations that are encountered daily can be challenging, and now the answers needed are available in one solid resource.Practical Handbook for Healthcare Epidemiologists, Second Edition PDF CD-ROMis the complete text, including all images and photographs on CD-ROM. Inside over 350 pages you will find the practical information regarding many aspects of establishing and managing a healthcare epidemiology program.The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has recruited over 50 recognized leaders in the field to share their expertise. They discuss overarching goals, as well as successful strategies for handling specific situations and problems. There is also extensive information on infection control in the outpatient setting and measures to take after exposure to infectious agents.This is the most complete hands-on source about healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention and control.Epidemiologists and infection control professionals will be able to successfully develop and improve their knowledge base and practice with the latest information and trends for today's programs. Students, residents, fellows, and faculty will benefit as they learn in a productive manner what to expect in their future roles. A straightforward and practical guide,Practical Handbook for Healthcare Epidemiologists, Second Editionwill be critical to establishing and operating a successful healthcare epidemiology and infection control program. Topics Inside: How to negotiate with administration How to survive JCAHO and OSHA inspections How to implement exposure workups Ethical decisions and application to infection control The building blocks of surveillance-identification to communication What if a program has limited resources? Extending infection control programs into long term care & outpatient facilitiesNew to this edition: Patient safety Bioterrorism preparedness Antimicrobial resistance Hand hygieneFeatures on the PDF CD-ROM: Includes the full-text! Includes all images! User-friendly PDF Format!System RequirementsWindows Intel Pentium processor Microsoft Windows 95 OSR 2.0, Windows 98 SE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 5, Windows 2000, or Windows XP 64MB of RAM 24MB of available hard-disk space Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or above (included)Macintosh PowerPC processor MAC OS 8.6*, 9.0.4, or 9.1 64MB of RAM 24MB of available hard-disk space Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or above (included)

Author Biography

Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist and Codirector of Antimicrobial Management at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lautenbach is a Fellow in the Institute on Aging and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, both at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lautenbach received his MD and MPH degrees from Columbia University in New York. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received a Master�s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and epidemiology. Dr. Lautenbach's clinical and research interests focus on the epidemiology and prevention of nosocomial infections, as well as the emergence of healthcare-acquired antimicrobial resistance.
Keith Woeltje, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the BJC Health System Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Consortium. Dr. Woeltje earned his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He did his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, then completed his Infectious Diseases fellowship at Washington University. He then served a year as Medicine Chief Resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Woeltje was a hospital epidemiologist at the Medical College of Georgia prior to his current position. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Dr. Woeltje's interests are in epidemiology and prevention of nosocomial infections and in medical informatics.

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Contributing Authors
Getting Started
Practical Hospital Epidemiology: An Introduction
Educational Needs and Opportunities for the Hospital Epidemiologist
How to Get Paid for Healthcare Epidemiology: A Practical Guide
Ethical Aspects of Infection Control
Surveillance and Analysis
Epidemiologic Methods in Infection Control
Basics of Surveillance: An Overview
Preventing Nosocomial Pneumonia
Basics of Surgical Site Infection Surveillance
Surveillance for Infections Associated With Vascular Catheters Werner
Outbreak Investigations Consuelo
Exposure Workups
Support Functions
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Support for Healthcare Epidemiology
Molecular Typing Systems
Computers for Healthcare Epidemiology
Antimicrobial Resistance
Control of Gram-Positive Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens
Antibiotic-Resistant Gram-Negative Infections
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Special Topics
Improving Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings
The Role of Infection Control in Bioterrorism
Employee Health/Occupational Medicine
Tuberculosis Infection Control in Healthcare Settings
Infection Control in Long-Term Care Facilities
Infection Control in the Outpatient Setting
Infection Control and Patient Safety
Administrative Issues
The Infection Control Committee Virginia
Developing Infection Control Policies and Guidelines Young
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Regulatory Role
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