This book contains all the information the healthcare worker needs to understand and implement good infection control practices that will safeguard both the patient and healthcare worker. Infection control is the responsibility of each and every healthcare worker because it affects everyone involved in the healthcare process. Incorrect or inadequate procedures endanger both the patient and caregiver. The text begins by explaining basic infection control measures, and then describes how these should be applied in specific circumstances. Explanations of measures and procedures are presented in an easy-to-follow style, designed for easy access and quick reference. The book contains sections on disease specific infection prevention and control measures, hospital acquired infections, infection control practice, policies and procedures, and infection control in the home-based care setting. Special features include: details of the measures to apply for each condition, to enable the healthcare worker to find a quick answer for every infection control problem; tried-and-tested policies and procedures, to assist infection control specialists in setting-up or formalising their institution's procedures; illustrations of the most important infection control practices; and, tips on how to improvise in the home-based care setting to keep the family safe and free from infection. This is the book every healthcare worker should keep close at hand - a copy should be available in every ward in every hospital.Über den Autor:
Laura Ester Ziady is a registered nurse and is currently head of the infection control department at a private clinic in Bloemfontein. Nico Small is the clinical manager for the wound care division of a major pharmaceutical company.
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