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Foundations of Infection Control and Prevention

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  • Author: Christine Mcguire-Wolfe
  • ISBN: 9781284053135
  • Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: February 20, 2017
  • Format: Paperback – 282 pages
  • Language: English


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Foundations of Infection Control and Prevention offers a foundation in the critical concepts in infection control. Perfect for those with no prior exposure to medical terminology, this hands-on, practical text offers case examples of specific pathogens and avoids complex technical jargon, without being too simplistic.

You’ll learn the basics of infection control, along with real-life scenarios of infection control problems and prevention techniques. Each chapter includes an introduction to a specific pathogen so that the reader gains the basic knowledge of the diseases of most importance in the developed world.

Designed for use in undergraduate programs, Foundations of Infection Control and Prevention is also an excellent resource for those studying for the certification in infection prevention and control (CIC®) examination administered by Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Table of Contents
  1. Dedication
  2. Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE ROLE OF INFECTION PREVENTIONISTS AND BASIC PRINICIPLES
  3. Chapter 2 HAND HYGIENE
  4. Chapter 3 MODES of TRANSMISSION, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, and ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS
  5. Chapter 4 CLEANING, DISINFECTION, AND STERILIZATION
  6. Chapter 5 HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS
  7. Chapter 6 VACCINES and VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES
  8. Chapter 7 FOODBORNE ILLNESS AND FOOD SAFETY
  9. Chapter 8 EMPLOYEE HEALTH
  10. Chapter 9 BIOTERRORISM
  11. Appendix A ANTIMICROBIAL SPECTRUM AND CHARACTERISTICS OF HAND-HYGIENE ANTISEPTIC AGENTS
  12. Appendix B TYPE AND DURATION OF PRECAUTIONS RECOMMENDED FOR SELECTED INFECTION AND CONDITIONS
  13. Appendix C SUMMARY OF ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF CHEMICAL AGNEST USED AS CHEMICAL STERILANTS OR AS HIGH-LEVEL DISINFECTANTS
  14. Appendix D SELECTED BIOLOGICAL AGENTS POTENTIALLY INVOLVED IN BIOTERRORISM
  15. Glossary
  16. Index
Author Biography

Christine Mcguire-Wolfe, PhD, CPH, CIC, EMT-P – Health Care Infection Control Consultant

Christine McGuire-Wolfe, PhD, CIC, CPH, EMT-P, serves as the infection control officer for Pasco County Fire Rescue. Also, she is an adjunct faculty member in the Infection Control Program at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health.

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