This book would also serve as an excellent quick reference to any healthcare practitioner exploring issues related to everyday practice in infection control and prevention. (Journal of Perioperative Practice, 1 June 2014)
Praise for the 1st edition:
"This book would make a valuable contribution within any health or social environment." (Journal of Community Nursing, Aug/Sep 2008)
"This book tells every healthcare professional all they need to know about infection control A user–friendly, valuable source of knowledge on a subject that can be confusing and complicated. (Nursing Standard, June 2011)
5∗ Amazon review: Vital to the healthcare profession of today. With the current high profile of infection prevention and control, at last, an up to date resource that makes the subject very interesting and readable.
The author includes the history and science, along with the latest Government guidelines on the prevention and control of infection. It not only gives the reader an understanding of the background of the subject, but also enables them to put theory into practice. In my opinion this is the most important book any healthcare professional or healthcare student can own.
From the Back Cover
Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control
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Theory and Practice Second Edition
Infection prevention and control is an essential component of nursing care, and a crucially
important subject area for both nursing students and qualified nurses. Fundamentals of Infection
Prevention and Control gives readers a firm grasp of the principles of infection control, how they
relate to clinical practice and the key issues surrounding the subject. It provides a comprehensive
guide to the prevention, management and control of healthcare associated infections, and the
basic elements of microbiology, immunology and epidemiology that underpin them.
Thoroughly revised in line with current policy, this new edition contains brand–new chapters on a
range of topics including the role of the Infection Prevention and Control Team, audit and
surveillance, and the management of outbreaks. Also incorporating a range of case studies and
examples as well as additional online content, it is essential reading for all nursing students as
well as qualified nursing and healthcare professionals.
Explores both principles and practice of a crucial subject area
Accessible and user–friendly, with a range of features to help study including key
definitions, links back to clinical practice, and chapter learning outcomes and summaries
Features an increased clinical focus, with more application to practice
Accompanied by an online resource centre with fantastic extras for both
lecturers and students.
multiple choice questions
case scenarios for downloading
fact sheets for downloading
When you purchase the book you also receive access to the Wiley E–Text: Powered by
VitalSource. This is an interactive digital version of the book, featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note–taking facilities, bookmarking, cross–referencing, in–text searching, and linking to references and abbreviations. Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control is also available on CourseSmart, offering extra functionality as well as an immediate way to access the book. For more details, see www.coursesmart.com/9781118306659.