Infection Control for Advance Practice Professionals

Infection Control for Advance Practice Professionals

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Infection Control for Advance Practice Professionals

This professional reference combines research on the best practices for infection control in clinical settings with essential information for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants. The book is organized by healthcare settings, and the coverage ranges from small practice offices to large hospitals and medical institutions. Each chapter is prefaced by a case study which is then incorporated into the theoretical material of the chapter as a continuing illustration. This format provides a reader-friendly instructional resource for advanced practice certifications and staff development.

Table of Contents:

1. Principles of Infection Control - J. Hebden
1.1. Case Presentation
1.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills
1.3. Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Safety
1.4. The Measurement of Performance
1.5. Team-led Performance Initiatives
1.6. Monitoring and Feedback
1.7. Creating an Action Plan for Performance Improvement
1.8. Making a Business Case for HAI Prevention
1.9. Interpretation/Application of Infection Control Data
1.10. Patient Safety and Health System Issues
1.11. Summary Points
1.12. References

2. Safe Infection Control in the Workplace - C. Patton and D. M. Korniewicz
2.1. Case Presentation
2.2. Essential Content for Safe Infection Control in the Workplace
2.3. Employer Standards for Bloodborne Pathogen Precautions
2.4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
2.5. Sharps Injuries
2.6. Designing Programs of Healthcare Worker Safety
2.7. Surveillance and Behavioral-based Performance of Healthcare Workers
2.8. Creating a Culture of Safe Infection Control Practices
2.9. References

3. Patient Safety and the Chain of Infection - J. Hebden
3.1. Case Presentation
3.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills
3.3. Interpretation/Application of Infection Control Data
3.4. Patient Safety and Health System: Infection Control Practices
3.5. Summary Points
3.6. References

4. Essentials of Epidemiologic Measures and Data Interpretation - M. El-Masri and D. Tawadrous
4.1. Case Presentation
4.2. Measures of Disease Frequency
4.3. Measures of Disease-exposure Association
4.4. Statistical Probability (P. Value)
4.5. Clinical Versus Statistical Significance
4.6. Summary Points
4.7. References

5. Infection Control in Acute Care Settings - J. Hinton Siegel
5.1. Case Presentation
5.2. Essential Content for Infection Control
5.3. Hand Hygiene
5.4. Engineering Controls
5.5. New Monitoring Techniques
5.6. Use of Isolation to Prevent the Spread of Infections
5.7. Review of Healthcare Environments
5.8. Advanced Practice Professionals' Roles in Public Health
5.9. References

6. Infection Control in Critical Care Settings - M.Wyckoff
6.1. Case Presentation
6.2. Essential Content for Infection Control
6.3. Hospital Acquired Infections in Critical
6.4. Attributable Cost of Hospital Acquired Infections
6.5. How to Effectively Process Change
6.6. Conclusion and Summary Points
6.7. References

7. Infection Control in the Emergency Department Settings - M. Wright
7.1. Case Presentation
7.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills
7.3. Precautions
7.4. Unknown Illness
7.5. Biochemical Agents
7.6. Trauma
7.7. Travel
7.8. Equipment Sharing
7.9. Patient Mobility
7.10. Overcrowding
7.11. Empirical Antibiotic Therapy
7.12. Novel Approaches
7.13. Summary Points
7.14. References

8. Infection Control in Primary Care Settings - C. Patton and D. M. Korniewicz
8.1. Case Presentation
8.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills
8.3. Creating the Culture of Infection Control in Primary Care Settings
8.4. Strategies for Best Practices for Infection Control in Primary Care Settings
8.5. Summary Points
8.6. References

9. Infection Control Principles for Long-term Care Environments
J. Seltzer and D. M. Korniewicz
9.1. Case Presentation
9.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills
9.3. General Environmental Issues (Wheelchairs, Hand Rails, Walkers, Cleaning Rooms)
9.4. Regulatory Measures
9.5. Summary Points
9.6. References

10. Infection Control in the Home - J. Adams
10.1. Case Presentation
10.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills
10.3. Health Care Providers
10.4. Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
10.5. Interpretation/Application of Infection Control Data
10.6. Discussion about Patient Safety and Health System Issues Related to ICP
10.7. Summary Points
10.8. References

11. Infection Control Practice in Mental Health Settings - J. Weidel
11.1. Case Presentation
11.2. Environment of Care of the Psychiatric/Mental Health Facility
11.3. Limited Access to Supplies
11.4. Linen and Clothing
11.5. Provider-Patient Interaction
11.6. Food Safety
11.7. Patient Handling of Food
11.8. Sanitation and Housekeeping
11.9. Risk Factors Associated with Infection Among Psychiatric Patients
11.10. Isolation
11.11. Transmission Based Precautions
11.12. Restraints and Infection Control
11.13. Conclusion
11.14. Summary Points
11.15. References

12. Infection Control in Ambulatory Surgical Centers - J. Seltzer
12.1. Case Presentation
12.2. Essential Content for Infection Control in Ambulatory Surgical Settings
12.3. Regulatory Influences
12.4. Infection Control Monitoring
12.5. Active Participation
12.6. Long-term Infection Control Principles in Ambulatory Surgical Settings
12.7. Summary Points
12.8. References

13. Infection Control in the Community - J. Adams
13.1. Case Presentation
13.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills
13.3. Food Borne Infections
13.4. Prevention of Infectious Diseases
13.5. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
13.6. Clostridium Difficile (C-diff.)
13.7. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 211
13.8. Interpretation/Application of Infection Control Data
13.9. Discussion about Patient Safety &Health System Issues Related To ICP
13.10. Summary Points
13.11. References

14. Infection Control for Emergency Mobile Health Units - M. Wright
14.1. Case Presentation
14.2. Essential Content for Infection Control Skills
14.3. Vector Borne Illnesses
14.4. Overcrowding
14.5. Personnel Safety
14.6. Medically Trained Volunteers
14.7. Untrained Volunteers
14.8. Interpretation/Application of Infection Control Data
14.9. Patient Safety and Health System Issues
14.10. Summary Points
14.11. References

15. Future Issues in Monitoring for Safe Infection Control Practices - D. M. Korniewicz
15.1. Case Presentation
15.2. Essential Content Infection Control of the Future
15.3. Future Engineering Controls
15.4. Safety Through Knowledge
15.5. Future Patient Participation, Public Awareness and Patient Advocacy
15.6. Summary Points
15.7. References

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Editor: Denise M. Korniewicz

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