For over three decades, Bennett & Brachman’s Hospital Infections has been a respected and influential resource in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Now in its Sixth Edition, the book continues to provide readers with the latest information in the field of healthcare epidemiology, infection control, patient safety, and the prevention and control of HAIs. Many of the current contributors are or were employed by or trained at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and have a thorough knowledge of healthcare epidemiology.
Topics covered include HAI epidemiology; surveillance; control programs; antimicrobial stewardship;antimicrobial resistance; mechanisms of resistance; sterilization and disinfection; food-borne diseases; the role of the laboratory, intensive care unit, operating room, dialysis, and nursery settings; and specific hospital-acquired infections.
- Three main sections address General Considerations of Hospital Infections; Functional Areas of both endemic and epidemic hospital infections
- Coverage of automated room terminal disinfection (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation or hydrogen peroxide gas or vapor)
- New chapters on surgical site infection, dialysis, prevention of HAIs in intensive care units, mechanisms of resistance, the role of the environment in pathogen transmission, the role of the laboratory in infection prevention, prevalence vs. incidence HAI surveillance, infection prevention and control in countries with limited resources, the latest isolation procedures and sterilization and disinfection.
- New details define the role of environment in pathogen transmission
- Evidence-based data on the control of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococci, carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, and pandemic influenza viruses
- Full-color format to improve visual reference and retention of material.
Table of Contents
Section I General Considerations of Hospital Infections 1 Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated Infections Belinda Ostrowsky 2 The Healthcare Epidemiologist Virginia R. Roth and Bryan P. Simmons 3 Hand Hygiene Didier Pittet, Benedetta Allegranzi, and Andrew Stewardson 4Occupational Health Services David T. Kuhar, Elise M. Beltrami, and Elizabeth A. Bolyard 5The Development of Infection Surveillance and Prevention Programs Hilary M. Babcock and Keith F. Woeltje 6 Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections Mary Andrus and Teresa Horan 7 The Role of Prevalence Surveys for Detection of Healthcare-Associated Infections Bruno P. Coignard 8 Investigating Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated Infections William R. Jarvis 9 Epidemiologic Methods for Investigating Infections in the Healthcare Setting Jennifer H. Han and Ebbing Lautenbach 10 Use of Computerized Systems in Healthcare Epidemiology Keith F. Woeltje 11The Role of the Laboratory in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections Michael A. Pfaller and Daniel J. Diekema 12The Practice of Epidemiology in Community Hospitals August Valenti 13The Role of Professional, Governmental, and Regulatory Organizations in Infection Prevention and Control Barbara M. Soule, Karen Hoffmann, and Tammy S. Lundstrom 14Antimicrobial Stewardship: Programmatic Efforts to Optimize Antimicrobial Use Robert Owens 15 Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: Epidemiology and Control Michael Y. Lin, Robert A. Weinstein, and Mary K. Hayden 16 Molecular Biology of Resistance Gopi Patel and Robert A. Bonomo 17Economic Evaluation of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Infection-Control and Antimicrobial-Stewardship Interventions Eli N. Perencevich and Sara E. Cosgrove 18Epidemiology and Control of Healthcare-Acquired Infections in Limited Resource Settings Victor D. Rosenthal Section II Functional Areas of Concern 19The Inanimate Environment John Boyce 20Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities William A. Rutala and David J. Weber 21 Foodborne Disease Prevention in Healthcare Facilities Syed A. Sattar and Susan Springthorpe 22Clinical Laboratory---Acquired Infections Michael L. Wilson and L. Barth Reller 23 Dialysis-Associated Complications and Their Control Matthew Arduino and Priti Patel 24The Intensive Care Unit, Part A. HAI Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Surveillance, Engineering andAdministrative Infection Control Practices, and Impact Didier Pittet, Caroline Landelle, and Stephan J. Harbarth 25The Intensive Care Unit, Part B. Antiobiotic Resistance and Prevention of CVC-BSIs, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, and C. difficile Nasia Safdar and Dennis G. Maki 26The Newborn Nursery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Thomas J. Sandora and Nalini Singh 27Perioperative Suite Joan Blanchard and Sharon Giarrizzo-Wilson 28Ambulatory Care Settings Candace Friedman and Kathy H. Petersen 29Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities Nimalie D. Stone and Chesley L. Richards, Jr. Section III Endemic and Epidemic Hospital Infections 30Incidence and Nature of Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated Infections Lennox K. Archibald and William R. Jarvis 31Urinary Tract Infections Carol E. Chenoweth 32Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Donald E. Craven, Philip E. Grgurich, Kathleen Steger Craven, and Henri Balaguera 33Nosocomial Tuberculosis Dick Menzies and Faiz Ahmad Khan 34Infectious Gastroenteritis L. Clifford McDonald and Benjamin A. Lopman 35Central Nervous System Infections Jeffrey Tessier 36Surgical Site Infections Teena Chopra, Deverick J. Anderson, and Keith S. Kaye 37Infections of Burn Wounds David Mozingo and Basil A. Pruitt, Jr. 38Infections Due to Infusion Therapy Dennis G. Maki and Leonard A. Mermel 39Infections of Implantable Cardiac and Vascular Devices Raymond Y. Chinn 40Infections in Skeletal Prostheses and Allografts Ilker U\u00e7kay, Leonardo Pagani, Axel Gamulin, and Daniel Lew 41The Importance of Infection Control in Controlling Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens Cassandra D. Salgado and Barry M. Farr 42Healthcare-Associated Respiratory Viral Infections Wing Hong Seto and Janice Lo 43Preventing Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens in the Healthcare Setting David K. Henderson 44Healthcare-Associated Fungal Infections Rachel M. Smith, Scott K. Fridkin, and Benjamin J. Park 45Healthcare-Associated Infections in Transplant Recipients Mini Kambouj and Kent Sepkowitz 46Miscellaneous Procedure-Related Infections Sharon Welbel and Robert H. Weinstein 47Public Reporting of Healthcare