The field of healthcare epidemiology and infection control has seen tremendous advances in the last decade. Bennett & Brachman's Hospital Infections, 6e, now in vibrant full color, provides the most up-to-date information on all aspects of this vital topic. Written by the world’s foremost leaders in the field of nosocomial infections, this is your go-to text for preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) in all inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings.
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Section I General Considerations of Hospital Infections 1 Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated Infections 2 The Healthcare Epidemiologist 3 Hand Hygiene 4 Occupational Health Services 5 The Development of Infection Surveillance and Prevention Programs 6 Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections 7 The Role of Prevalence Surveys for Detection of Healthcare-Associated Infections 8 Investigating Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated Infections 9 Epidemiologic Methods for Investigating Infections in the Healthcare Setting 10 Use of Computerized Systems in Healthcare Epidemiology 11 The Role of the Laboratory in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections 12 The Practice of Epidemiology in Community Hospitals 13 The Role of Professional, Governmental, and Regulatory Organizations in Infection Prevention and Control 14 Antimicrobial Stewardship: Programmatic Efforts to Optimize Antimicrobial Use 15 Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: Epidemiology and Control 16 Molecular Biology of Resistance 17 Economic Evaluation of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Infection-Control and Antimicrobial-Stewardship Interventions 18 Epidemiology and Control of Healthcare-Acquired Infections in Limited Resource Settings
Section II Functional Areas of Concern 19 The Inanimate Environment 20 Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities 21 Foodborne Disease Prevention in Healthcare Facilities 22 Clinical Laboratory---Acquired Infections 23 Dialysis-Associated Complications and Their Control 24 The Intensive Care Unit, Part A. HAI Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Surveillance, Engineering and Administrative Infection Control Practices, and Impact 25 The Intensive Care Unit, Part B. Antiobiotic Resistance and Prevention of CVC-BSIs, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, and C. difficile 26 The Newborn Nursery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 27 Perioperative Suite 28 Ambulatory Care Settings 29 Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities
Section III Endemic and Epidemic Hospital Infections 30 Incidence and Nature of Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated Infections 31 Urinary Tract Infections 32 Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia 33 Nosocomial Tuberculosis 34 Infectious Gastroenteritis 35 Central Nervous System Infections 36 Surgical Site Infections 37 Infections of Burn Wounds 38 Infections Due to Infusion Therapy 39 Infections of Implantable Cardiac and Vascular Devices 40 Infections in Skeletal Prostheses and Allografts 41 The Importance of Infection Control in Controlling Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens 42 Healthcare-Associated Respiratory Viral Infections 43 Preventing Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens 44 Healthcare-Associated Fungal Infections 45 Healthcare-Associated Infections in Transplant Recipients 46 Miscellaneous Procedure-Related Infections 47 Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates 48 Patient Safety