An Illustrated Guide to Infection Control

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An Illustrated Guide to Infection Control

SKU# 9780826105608

Author: Kathleen Motacki MSN, RN, BC, Toros Kapoian MD, FACP


  • Neeta Bahal O'Mara PharmD, BCPS

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This guide is useful for nursing students as well as those in practice."--Doody's Medical Reviews

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.

The 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.

Key features:

  • Eliminates the need for multiple infection control resources by covering all essential topics in one volume
  • Encompasses all of the important infection control topics, from basic issues such as hand washing, to specialty area-specific measures such as prevention measures for critical care nursing
  • Covers multiple clinical areas of expertise, including acute care, dialysis, TB control, physician's offices, and more
  • Includes pre-test and post-test questions for each chapter, with answers provided at the end of the book

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 28, 2011
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826105608
  • EISBN 9780826105615

Table of Contents 

List of Contributors
List of Reviewers
Foreword Preface

Chapter 1: Basic Infection Control

Chapter 2: Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

Chapter 3: Immunizations

Chapter 4: Infection Control in the Community Health Care Setting

Chapter 5: Outpatient Health Care Provider Offices

Chapter 6: Safe Patient Handling and Movement

Chapter 7: Health Care-Associated Infections

Chapter 8: Infection Control in Critical Care

Chapter 9: Infection Control in Labor and Delivery

Chapter 10: Infection Control in Dialysis

Chapter 11: Medical Waste Disposal

Chapter 12: Spills

Chapter 13: Methods of Surveillance

Chapter 14: Influenza

Chapter 15: Tuberculosis

Chapter 16: Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Chapter 17: Bioterrorism

Answer Key
Appendix: Resources