Full Author: Elias Abrutyn, MD, Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, Donald A. Goldmann, MD, Hospital Epidemiologist, Medical Director of Quality Improvement, Director, Microbiology Laboratory, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA & William E. Schckler, MD, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI.
Description: This up-to-date and authoritative reference provides an encyclopedic collection of hospital and institutional infection control and epidemiology guidelines. Remarkably comprehensive, it assembles into a single volume virtually every published infection control guideline from the CDC and other federal agencies, professional societies, expert groups, and more. Authorities in infection control offer succinct interpretations and critiques of each guideline, giving readers valuable insight into what works, what doesn't, and why. The book is conveniently organized so that specific content can be quickly and easily accessed when needed.
Features: FEATURES: * Provides clear descriptions of gaps in current guidelines, as well as areas of controversy. * Gives information and recommendations for areas currently not addressed by available guidelines. * Includes major, influential guidelines from other countries. * Offers guidance on establishing infection control and quality assurance programs and performing in-service education
Contents: CONTENTS: Section I: Introduction. Infection Control Guidelines. Choosing and Implementing Guidelines. Section II: Key Components of Infection Control Programs. Organization of Infection Control Programs. Definitions of Nosocomial Infections. Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections. Antibiotic Control Systems. Staff Training and Education in Infection Control. Occupational/Employee Health Programs. Review of Handwashing Guidelines. Reporting Responsibilities. Section III: Infection Control Guidelines by Facility Size or Location of Service. Special Considerations in Small Hospitals. Extended Care Facilities and Nursing Homes. Infection Control Guidelines for Home Health Care. Ambulatory Care Facilities. Home Health Care. Clinical Laboratories. Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Units, and Medical Imaging. Dialysis Units. Section IV: Infection Control Guidelines by Site of Infection. Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections. Preventing Nosocomial Pneumonia: Guidelines for Health Care Workers. Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections: Evaluation of CDC Guidelines. Tuberculosis. Surgical Wound Infection. Guidelines for Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Prevention of Bronchoscopy-Induced Infections. Infection Control Issues for Nongastrointestinal, Nonpulmonary Endoscopic Equipment. Intensive Care Units: Neonatal and Pediatric. Nosocomial Infection Avoidance: Labor and Delivery Protocols. Infection Control: Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Ophthalmology. Infection Control: Pediatrics. Pharmacy Services. Infection Control Guidelines in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Guidelines for Infection Control in Respiratory Care. Surgical and Anatomic Pathology, Including Autopsy Suites. Infection Control Guidelines for the Operating Suite. Transfusion Services. Section V: Infection Control Guidelines for Selected Clinical Problems. Clostridium Difficile and Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea. Infection Control Issues Related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Infection Control in Cancer Patients and Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients. Infection Control in Solid Organ Transplantation. Legionellosis. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections. Resistant Gram-Negative Infections, Including Cystic Fibrosis. Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Other Respiratory Diseases. Rotavirus Infections. Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococal Infections. Control of Varicella-Zoster Infections in Hospitals. Viral Hepatitis. Section VI: Facility-Based Infection Control Guidelines. Environmental Services: Maintenance and Housekeeping. Regulated Medical Waste. Central Supply. Water Management. Section VII: Information Resources. Names and Addresses of Organizations Mentioned in this Book. Internet Resources for Infection Control. Educational Resources for Infection Control. Appendices.