Written by the world’s foremost leaders in the field of nosocomial infections, Bennett & Brachman’s Hospital Infections, 7th Edition, is a must-have text for preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) in all inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings. This comprehensive volume provides up-to-date, authoritative coverage on all aspects of this vital topic, with editor Dr. William R. Jarvis leading a team of notable contributors from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as additional authors who provide an international perspective on HAIs. The newly revised and expanded seventh edition continues to be an invaluable resource for anyone working in infection prevention and control, quality assurance, or risk management in healthcare settings.
"The mountain of knowledge in the field of healthcare epidemiology and infection control continues to undergo rapid change and expansion. This book is therefore a necessary update after seven years. Although the depth of coverage of specific HAI topics may vary, this remains a useful book, replete with both fundamental and practical aspects of HAI prevention. It nicely complements other available works on HAI prevention."
-- Farrin Manian, MD, MPH (St. John's Mercy Medical Center) Doody's Review previous edition
"In many respects, the field of healthcare epidemiology and infection control has changed dramatically during the past decade; this title is, therefore, a necessary revision of the 1998 edition."
"Readers who want a text that covers some of the recent developments in the field of HAIs will not be disappointed by this one."
-- Farrin Manian, MD, MPH (St. John's Mercy Medical Center) Doody's Review - previous edition
The target audience appears to be infection control professionals, hospital epidemiologists, and any healthcare workers whose responsibilities include prevention of HAIs. The editor is an internationally recognized expert in the field.