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.
An 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.
"This guide is useful for nursing students as well as those in practice. Although written for students and new practitioners, it can serve as a reference for practicing nurses."
-- Josie Bowman, RN, MSN, DSN (East Carolina University ) Doody's Review
Student and new practicing nurses are the intended audience. The shared perception of the authors is that nursing textbooks cover infection control, but this book "incorporates all levels of nursing in one book and includes basic infection control principles along with specialty area-specific infection control measures."