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Prevention and Control of Infections in Hospitals

Practice and Theory

Authors: Andersen, Bjørg Marit

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  • Defines responsibility of infection control (hospital director, department leaders, doctors, nurses)
  • Equips reader with practical measures (routines etc.) to prevent infections at  hospitals
  • Gives updated evidence-based knowledge along with references and literature lists
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This volume offers extensive information on preventive and infection surveillance procedures, routines and policies adapted to the optimal infection control level needed to tackle today’s microbes in hospital practice. It especially focuses on preventive measures for serious hospital infections. Each chapter includes a practical section that addresses the main aspects of procedures and treatment, and a theoretical section that contains updated documentation that can be used for further study, or to help select infection control measures.

Infection control concerns all healthcare professional working directly or indirectly with patients; in diagnosis, treatment, isolation measures, operations, equipment, drugs, cleaning, textiles, transport, porter service, food and water, building and maintenance, etc.

Hygiene and environmental control is central to infection prevention for patients, visitors and staff alike. Good hygienic practices, individual infection control, well implemented and frequent environmental cleaning, and a high professional standard of hygiene in the treatment and care of patients, are essential to patient safety and a safe working environment. Addressing this essential topic, this book is intended for doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, students in health-related subjects, hospital managers and health bureaucrats, as well as patients and their families.

 


About the authors

Bjørg Marit Andersen is Doctor in Medicine, Specialist in Medical Microbiology, Professor in Infection Control and Hygiene, and former head of Department of Hospital Infections, Oslo University Hospital - Ullevål,  with regional infection control responsibilities for Health Region East, and later the South-Eastern part of Norway. She is a lecturer in infection control, hygiene and medical microbiology for healthcare personnel at several universities and high schools in Norway. She has also been a lecturer in infectious diseases at Ullevål University Hospital, head of microbiological department at the University Hospital of North Norway in Tromsø and special adviser in communicable disease control for Army Medical.

Bjørg Marit Andersen was a guest researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CDC, in Atlanta, USA, and has also studied infection control at hospitals in the US by the Minnesota Department of Health. For several years she has been a member of SHEA Guidelines Committee working with supervisors regarding infection control.

She has more than 350 publications within the field of medical microbiology/infectious diseases/hospital infection control, including more than 100 original works. In addition, she wrote several review articles, abstracts, books, and Handbooks in: Medical microbiology (last one in 2014), Infection control in LTCF (last one in 2013), and Infection Control in Hospitals (Norwegian edition in 2016).

Bjørg Marit Andersen received the Norwegian Medical Society’ quality price in 2001. 


Table of contents (92 chapters)

Table of contents (92 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prevention and Control of Infections in Hospitals
Book Subtitle
Practice and Theory
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99921-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99921-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-99920-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 1127
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original Norwegian edition published by Elefantus Forlag, Moss, 2016
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