Clostridium Difficile Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities

A Clinician's Guide

Editors: Chopra, Teena (Ed.)

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  • Includes cutting edge research that is not widely distributed globally
  • Covers infection prevention in acute and long-term care settings
  • Written by experts in infections among aging patients
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About this book

This book aims to fill knowledge gap among healthcare workers about Clostridium difficile (also known as C.difficile and CDI) among aging patients, especially those in long-term care facilities (LTCFs).  Written by experts in infectious diseases and geriatric medicine, this book provides comprehensive information on all aspects of CDI pertaining to LTCF settings, including epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, management and the unique challenges faced by LTCFs with regards to the CDI problem.

The book begins by introducing the topic as it relates to aging patients before delving into the various aspects of CDI management.  Topics include infection control and prevention, treatment of CDI, and the establishment of antibiotic stewardship programs to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and reduce CDI rates. The book also features a chapter on probiotics for the prevention of CDI and new strategies to monitor environmental cleaning practices of CDI patient rooms that do not appear in any other resource.

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities is an excellent resource for geriatricians, infectious diseases specialists, long-term care administrators, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, and all clinicians working with infections in long-term care settings.

 

About the authors

Teena Chopra, MD, MPH
Corporate Medical Director of Infection Prevention
Detroit Medical Center
Wayne State University
UHC-2B
4201 St Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 69,99 €
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Softcover 89,66 €
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  • à paraître: 16 décembre 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29771-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clostridium Difficile Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities
Book Subtitle
A Clinician's Guide
Editors
  • Teena Chopra
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29772-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29772-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-29771-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 80
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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