Princeton University Library Catalog

Outbreak investigation, prevention, and control in health care settings : critical issues for patient safety / Kathleen Meehan Arias.

Author:
Arias, Kathleen Meehan [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Pub., c2010.
Εdition:
2nd ed.
Description:
xxiii, 435 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.
Summary note:
"Healthcare facilities play an integral role in interrupting the transmission of infectious agents and recognizing, preventing, and controlling outbreaks caused by infectious and noninfectious agents." "guidance for the future or practicing health care professional who must be prepared to recognize and investigate outbreaks and identify effective interventions that can be used to prevent and interrupt those already under way." "With real-world examples of actual outbreaks, this is an ideal resource for infection prevention and control professionals, hospital epidemiologists, clinical laboratory scientists and healthcare quality management personnel. The Second Edition is a thorough revision that offers the most up-to-date information, examples, tables, statistics, and readings available."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes:
Rev. ed. of: Quick reference to outbreak investigation and control in health care facilities / Kathleen Meehan Arias. 2000.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Ch. 1. An Introduction to Epidemiology -- Ch. 2. Surveillance Programs, Public Health, and Emergency Preparedness -- Ch. 3. Outbreaks Reported in Acute Care Settings -- Ch. 4. Outbreaks Reported in Long-Term Care Settings -- Ch. 5. Outbreaks Reported in Ambulatory Care Settings -- Ch. 6. Pseudo-Outbreaks Reported in Healthcare Settings -- Ch. 7. Organisms and Diseases Associated With Outbreaks in a Variety of Healthcare Settings -- Ch. 8. Investigation, Prevention, and Control of Outbreaks in the Healthcare Setting -- Ch. 9. Information Technology and Outbreak Investigation -- Ch. 10. Statistical Methods Used in Outbreak Investigation -- Ch. 11. The Role of the Laboratory in Outbreak Detection, Prevention, and Investigation -- Ch. 12. Collecting, Organizing, and Displaying Epidemiologic Data.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Handbooks.
ISBN:
  • 9780763757793 (pbk.)
  • 0763757799 (pbk.)
LCCN:
2008029520
OCLC:
233261236
RCP:
C - S