Hospital Infection Prevention

Principles & Practices

Editors: Wattal, Chand, Khardori, Nancy (Eds.)

  • Surveillance policy
  • Disinfectant & Sterilization policy
  • Isolation policy
  • Policy for investigation of an outbreak of infection
  • Antibiotic policy (including chemoprophylaxis)
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About this book

The art of medicine becomes science when supported by evidence. The recommended practices of infection prevention are based on scientific and epidemiologic evidence. However, most health care professionals see them as mandates and fail to incorporate them into their routine patient care activities. The core goal of this publication is to link the practices to the principles they are based on. The expectation is that understanding of the principles will change the practices from mandates to "should do" in the minds of health care professionals. This will lead to improvement in health care by preventing unintended harm to patients, co-workers and the communities at large.

At the same time, the text provides a comprehensive, thorough and up to date information on all aspects of infection prevention in a reader-friendly manner and therefore, will serve as a valuable reference.

About the authors

Dr. Chand Wattal, MD, Clinical Microbiology is the Chairman of department of Clinical Microbiology & Immunology at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. Dr. Nancy Khardori, MD, is a professor at the department of Internal Medicine: Division of Infectious Disease and department of Microbiology & Molecular Cell Biology in Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA. They have previously co-published a book on “Emergencies in Infection Diseases from head to toe”. 

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From the reviews:

“This is a reference on the basic concepts of hospital infection control, from a primer on infectious disease to the role of the laboratory to housekeeping to individual hand hygiene. … This is appropriate for all levels of clinicians and ancillary technologists, from students to seasoned practitioners, who can use it as a refresher. … This is a book for every medical, nursing, and allied health school library.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2014)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Mighty World of Microbes: An Overview

    Lakkis, Iass (et al.)

    Pages 3-29

  • Vaccinations and Infection Prevention

    Kak, Vivek

    Pages 33-42

  • Current Practices for Infection Prevention in the Hospital Settings

    Haynes, Alice (et al.)

    Pages 45-51

  • Hospital Infection Prevention Program

    Ray, Pallab (et al.)

    Pages 55-64

  • The Role of Microbiology Laboratory in Infection Prevention

    Fortier, Erin (et al.)

    Pages 67-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hospital Infection Prevention
Book Subtitle
Principles & Practices
Editors
  • Chand Wattal
  • Nancy Khardori
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Ahuja Book Company, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1608-7
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1608-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1607-0
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2909-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 177
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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