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Hospital Airborne Infection Control

Hospital Airborne Infection Control Author Wladyslaw Kowalski
ISBN-10 9781439822005
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 370
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Although nosocomial, or hospital-acquired, infections have been well cataloged and are fairly well understood, traditional solutions have failed to completely eliminate the problem. Even the most modern hospitals find themselves stymied by the persistence of these pathogens in hospital wards and operating rooms. The degree to which most of these infections are airborne is not known, but a growing body of evidence indicates that airborne transmission plays a role in many hospital-acquired infections. Addressing one of the most important topics in health care, Hospital Airborne Infection Control is the first book to deal with the control of airborne nosocomial infections in detail. It identifies all pathogens known or suspected to be airborne, along with their sources in hospital environments. It also summarizes all epidemiological evidence for airborne transmission. The text addresses respiratory, surgical site, burn wound, immunocompromised, pediatric, nursing home, and non-respiratory infections. In each category, an extensive number of examples show that inhalation is not the only airborne route by which infections may be transmitted. Noting that airborne transmission and surface contamination are virtually inseparable, the author emphasizes that both air and surface disinfection, including hand hygiene, are important factors in controlling the transmission of airborne disease. He also proposes a variety of new solutions and technologies, including ultraviolet, ionization, ozone, plasma, and vegetative air cleaning systems. A compendium of scientific and medical information, this book helps hospitals control nosocomial infections and outbreaks spread by the airborne route as well as by direct contact and contact with fomites or contaminated equipment.

Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control

Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Author C. Glen Mayhall
ISBN-10 9781451163643
Release 2012-02-20
Pages 1600
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Thoroughly revised and updated for its Fourth Edition, this highly acclaimed volume is the most comprehensive reference on hospital epidemiology and infection control. Written by over 150 leading experts, this new edition examines every type of hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infection and addresses every issue relating to surveillance, prevention, and control of these infections in patients and in healthcare workers. This new edition features new or significantly increased coverage of emerging infectious diseases, avian influenza, governmental regulation of infection control and payment practices related to hospital-acquired infections, molecular epidemiology, the increasing prevalence of community-acquired MRSA in healthcare facilities, system-wide infection control provisions for healthcare systems, hospital infection control issues following natural disasters, and antimicrobial stewardship in reducing the development of antimicrobial-resistant organisms.

International Conference on Advancements of Medicine and Health Care through Technology 23 26 September 2009 Cluj Napoca Romania

International Conference on Advancements of Medicine and Health Care through Technology  23   26 September 2009 Cluj Napoca  Romania Author Simona Vlad
ISBN-10 9783642042928
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 427
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Projections for advances in medical and biological technology will transform medical care and treatment. This in great part is due to the result of the interaction and collaboration between medical sciences and engineering. These advances will result in substantial progress in health care and in the quality of life of the population. Frequently however, the implications of technologies in terms of increasing recurrent costs, additional required support services, change in medical practice and training needs are underestimated. As a result, the widespread irrational use of te- nologies leads to a wastage of scarce resources and weakens health systems performance. To avoid such problems, a syst- atic and effective Health Technology System must be developed and introduced, requiring the support and commitment of decision makers of all levels of the health system. The MediTech2009 conference aims to provide a special opportunity for the Romanian professionals involved in basic - search, R&D, industry and medical applications to exchange their know-how and build up collaboration in one of the most human field of science and techniques. The conference is intended to be an international forum for researchers and practit- ners interested in the advance in, and applications of biomedical engineering to exchange the latest research results and ideas in the areas covered by the topics (and not only!). We believe the reader will find the proceedings an impressive document of progress to date in this rapidly changing field.

Natural Ventilation for Infection Control in Health care Settings

Natural Ventilation for Infection Control in Health care Settings Author James Atkinson
ISBN-10 9789241547857
Release 2009
Pages 106
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This guideline defines ventilation and then natural ventilation. It explores the design requirements for natural ventilation in the context of infection control, describing the basic principles of design, construction, operation and maintenance for an effective natural ventilation system to control infection in health-care settings.

Hospital Acquired Infection 3Ed

Hospital Acquired Infection  3Ed Author Lynda Taylor
ISBN-10 0750621052
Release 1999-02-05
Pages 224
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This third edition of 'Hospital Acquired Infection' continues to provide an essential guide for all those responsible for infection control. The authors explain the transmission of infection and the microbiological background of control procedures. The reader will be able to competently manage day to day infection control problems and assist in the preparation of local policies. The authors are very experienced and present their knowledge to the reader in a succinct and readable style.

Infection Control Manual for Hospitals

Infection Control Manual for Hospitals Author Gail Bennett
ISBN-10 9781578397549
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 356
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In the face of tougher federal regulations, ever-changing JCAHO standards, bioterrorist threats, evolving pandemics, large-scale disasters, emerging infectious diseases, and multidrug-resistant organisms, your hospital's IC efforts are more critical then ever before. Meet these complex new challenges head on with the newly revised and updated edition of Infection Control Manual for Hospitals.

Radiology of Infectious Diseases

Radiology of Infectious Diseases Author Hongjun Li
ISBN-10 9789401798761
Release 2015-08-21
Pages 408
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of diagnostic imaging in infectious diseases. It starts with a general review of infection diseases, including their classification, characteristics and epidemiology. In separate chapters, the authors then introduce the radionuclide imaging of 50 kinds of infectious diseases. Volume 1 covers 21 viral infections. Volume 2 has 29 chapters discussing 24 bacterial infections and 5 parasitic infections. Each disease is clearly illustrated using cases combined with high-quality computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The book provides a valuable reference source for radiologists and doctors working in the area of infectious diseases.

Aerosol Science

Aerosol Science Author Ian Colbeck
ISBN-10 9781118675359
Release 2014-01-30
Pages 496
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Aerosols influence many areas of our daily life. They are at the core of environmental problems such as global warming, photochemical smog and poor air quality. They can also have diverse effects on human health, where exposure occurs in both outdoor and indoor environments. However, aerosols can have beneficial effects too; the delivery of drugs to the lungs, the delivery of fuels for combustion and the production of nanomaterials all rely on aerosols. Advances in particle measurement technologies have made it possible to take advantage of rapid changes in both particle size and concentration. Likewise, aerosols can now be produced in a controlled fashion. Reviewing many technological applications together with the current scientific status of aerosol modelling and measurements, this book includes: • Satellite aerosol remote sensing • The effects of aerosols on climate change • Air pollution and health • Pharmaceutical aerosols and pulmonary drug delivery • Bioaerosols and hospital infections • Particle emissions from vehicles • The safety of emerging nanomaterials • Radioactive aerosols: tracers of atmospheric processes With the importance of this topic brought to the public’s attention after the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, this book provides a timely, concise and accessible overview of the many facets of aerosol science.

Aerobiological Engineering Handbook

Aerobiological Engineering Handbook Author Wladyslaw Kowalski
ISBN-10 9780071588829
Release 2005-12-13
Pages 900
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Solve any building air quality problem A complete reference for the design of air filtration systems and HVAC systems used in homes, schools, hospitals, laboratories, or animal facilities, this book offers complete descriptions of each of the major technologies currently used for air disinfection. Each subject, chemical or microbial, is treated in sufficient detail to allow the design of these components to solve specific building air quality problems. Design solutions for control of gases and odors Recommended technologies and methods to combat biological terrorist weapons in HVAC systems Diagnosis of air quality problems Complete airborne pathogen database for the identification of infection risk

Infection Control During Construction Manual

Infection Control During Construction Manual Author Wayne Hansen
ISBN-10 1578393795
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 320
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Infection Control During Construction Manual has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Infection Control During Construction Manual also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Infection Control During Construction Manual book for free.

Infection Control in Home Care

Infection Control in Home Care Author Emily Rhinehart
ISBN-10 0834211432
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 240
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Provides information to home care and hospice organizations for the prevention, control, and surveillance of infection. Thirteen chapters cover topics including infection control as a health care discipline; the infectious disease process; patient care practices; infection control in home infusion t

A Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital

A Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital Author Richard Putnam Wenzel
ISBN-10 1550092308
Release 2002-01
Pages 184
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Infections, especially those occuring postoperatively, remain a major problem in hospitals. This international team of infection control experts has developed a handy pocket-sized manual that provides updates guidelines and protocols for preventing infections, and managing them if they occur. The information covers all types of infection and is presented in a rapid-access format. All members of infection control teams will benefit from the material presented.

An Illustrated Guide to Infection Control

An Illustrated Guide to Infection Control Author Kathleen Motacki, MSN, RN, BC
ISBN-10 0826105610
Release 2011-01-28
Pages 320
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"This guide is useful for nursing students as well as those in practice."--Doody's Medical Reviews This all-encompassing volume assists nursing students and beginning-level RNs in developing a practical understanding of infection control issues as they relate to many different areas of health care. The Illustrated Guide to Infection Control covers every infection control topic, from basic hand washing, immunizations, infection control in critical care, infection control in labor and delivery, and medical waste disposal, to methods of surveillance, and everything in between-all in one volume. Written by experts in the respective fields, each chapter offers important insights on protecting patients, families, visitors, volunteers, and health care providers from infection. Illustrations are provided to help demonstrate the topics presented, and chapters contain questions and answers with rationales for students to reflect upon. Key features: Eliminates the need for multiple infection control resources by covering all essential topics in one volume Encompasses all of the important infection control topics, from basic issues such as hand washing, to specialty area-specific measures such as prevention measures for critical care nursing Covers multiple clinical areas of expertise, including acute care, dialysis, TB control, physician's offices, and more Includes pre-test and post-test questions for each chapter, with answers provided at the end of the book

Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital Acquired Infections Author Purva Mathur
ISBN-10 8184731973
Release 2010-07-20
Pages 551
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This book is part of the LWW India publishing program. This program is developed for the Indian market working with Indian authors who are the foremost experts in their respective fields. Our Indian authors do research and teach at the most respected Indian medical schools and academic hospitals. The spread of infections associated with hospitals and clinics has increased dramatically in recent years and their prevention constitutes a major challenge for healthcare personnel. This book highlights the growing threat from hospital acquired infections and thoroughly explains the relevant measures for their prevention. Measures for control are also succinctly presented. The book also focuses on local epidemiology relating to the spread of these infections in India and highlights appropriate measures for their prevention. The text is presented in a clear and crisp style and important features and procedures are adequately highlighted in relevant boxes, tables and flowcharts. Physicians, surgeons and microbiologists would find this book to be extremely useful. Laboratory personnel and nursing staff would also benefit considerably from this book.

Air Contamination Control in Hospitals

Air Contamination Control in Hospitals Author J. Luciano
ISBN-10 9781461341338
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 479
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This is a well conceived and executed volume detailing in close to encyclopedic proportions the question of control of air borne contamination in hospital environments. Many different ap plication areas are described and well documented. Alternative solutions are presented in historical perspective with the neces sary scientific background to provide the uninitiated an oppor tunity to learn not only how to solve a particular problem but more critically why one solution is preferable to another. Every clinician concerned for his patients' welfare must consider the quality of the environment within the hospital--for only there is it potentially controllable Airborne dissemination of nosocomial infections are considered generally rare today. This may be the result of improved intrahospital environmental control or better infection control techniques. If one considers airborne contaminatiqn, real or potential, as undesirable within certain areas of a hospital then proper environmental control must be included in the framework of the physical and functional struc ture. Often it is difficult to specify which controls are needed for a specific application. Frequently this is a problem of in adequate knowledge of the application area and not the availability of technology. Too often, in the rush to provide a solution the newest and most sophisticated equipment is chosen, installed, and found to be more than is required for the task. To avoid these types of errors it is necessary to provide a series of alternative solutions for each problem.

Deadliest Enemy

Deadliest Enemy Author Michael T. Osterholm
ISBN-10 9780316343688
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 352
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We are facing an overwhelming army of deadly, invisible enemies. We need a plan -- before it's too late. Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and illnesses, which have devastating effects but are limited to individuals and their families, infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a grinding halt. In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. And as outbreaks of Ebola, MERS, yellow fever, and Zika have demonstrated, we are woefully underprepared to deal with the fallout. So what can -- and must -- we do in order to protect ourselves from mankind's deadliest enemy? Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, policy research, and hard-earned epidemiological lessons, Deadliest Enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease. The authors show how we could wake up to a reality in which many antibiotics no longer cure, bioterror is a certainty, and the threat of a disastrous influenza pandemic looms ever larger. Only by understanding the challenges we face can we prevent the unthinkable from becoming the inevitable. Deadliest Enemy is high scientific drama, a chronicle of medical mystery and discovery, a reality check, and a practical plan of action.

Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice

Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice Author Emily Rhinehart
ISBN-10 0763740160
Release 2005-05
Pages 245
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An official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), the highly successful Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice helps home care providers assess the infection control needs of their organization, and develop home care infection and surveillance programs. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest CDC Guidelines on infection control in home care, including Hand Hygiene, Prevention of IV-related Infections, and the 2004 Isolation Guideline.