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
Εdition
2nd ed.
Published/​Created
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Pub., c2010.
Description
xxiii, 435 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Form/​Genre
Handbook
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.
ISBN
  • 9780763757793 (pbk.)
  • 0763757799 (pbk.)
LCCN
2008029520
OCLC
233261236
RCP
C - S

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