Infection Control and Safety : 9780133045666

Infection Control and Safety

Zelman, Mark & Milne-Zelman, Carrie
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780133045666
ISBN 10
 
0133045668
Published
 
07/03/2013
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
160
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$67.99
 
 
 
Description

For infection control and safety courses in programs training medical assistants, surgical assistants, dental hygienists, radiologic technologists and technicians, and other healthcare professionals. This text will also support courses in medical office assisting, and clinical and/or laboratory safety, and is an ideal professional reference and continuing education resource.

 

This engaging and accessible text introduces the modern principles and practice of infection control and safety for clinics, ambulatory settings, and laboratories. Beyond infection control, INFECTION CONTROL AND SAFETY takes a comprehensive view of safety hazards facing healthcare professionals, also offering current, credible, and relevant information about best practices in chemical and radiation safety. Topics include: agencies and standards pertaining to infection control and safety; infectious diseases and healthcare-associated infections; blood-borne pathogens; prevention; post-exposure prophylaxis, and much more. Appendices address reportable diseases, healthcare-associated infections, and reproductive health hazards. Case studies in each chapter challenge the reader to apply the material to realistic scenarios. Chapters are also supplemented with Words of Warning! and Work Safe! boxed features highlighting special infection control topics. This text is supported by exceptionally high-quality instructor slides, IM, and test banks.

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Principles and Practice of Safety

2. Resources:  Laws and Agencies

3. Infectious Diseases and Healthcare-Associated Infections

4. Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infections

5. Blood-borne Pathogens

6. Chemical Safety: Best Practices

7. Radiation Safety: Best Practices

Appendix A. Glossary

Appendix B. Reportable Nationally Notifiable Infectious Conditions

Appendix C. Healthcare-Associated Infections

Appendix D. Reproductive Health and Safety

Features & benefits

For infection control and safety courses in programs training medical assistants, surgical assistants, dental hygienists, radiologic technologists and technicians, and other healthcare professionals. This text will also support courses in medical office assisting, and clinical and/or laboratory safety, and is an ideal professional reference and continuing education resource.

 

This engaging and accessible text introduces the modern principles and practice of infection control and safety for clinics, ambulatory settings, and laboratories. Beyond infection control, INFECTION CONTROL AND SAFETY takes a comprehensive view of safety hazards facing healthcare professionals, also offering current, credible, and relevant information about best practices in chemical and radiation safety. Topics include: agencies and standards pertaining to infection control and safety; infectious diseases and healthcare-associated infections; blood-borne pathogens; prevention; post-exposure prophylaxis, and much more. Appendices address reportable diseases, healthcare-associated infections, and reproductive health hazards. Case studies in each chapter challenge the reader to apply the material to realistic scenarios. Chapters are also supplemented with Words of Warning! and Work Safe! boxed features highlighting special infection control topics. This text is supported by exceptionally high-quality instructor slides, IM, and test banks.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Easy to understand, learn from, and use as a working reference. Contains many photos, illustrated procedures, and easy-to-use tables and charts.

 

Draws attention to common safety and infection control problems. Words of Warning! boxed features identify serious problems students might not otherwise anticipate.

 

Shows students how key concepts link to real workplace events. Presents two case studies in every chapter, applying key ideas to actual healthcare scenarios.

 

Highlights safe work practices in every chapter. Work Safe! features offer crucial tips and techniques for maintaining safety.

 

Provides review and reinforcement. Includes well-designed questions at the end of every chapter.

 

Supported by outstanding instructor resources. Complemented by exceptionally high-quality instructor slides, IM, and test bank.