Bennett & Brachman's Hospital Infections, 6th Edition

  • William R. Jarvis
  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1469830485
  • ISBN-13: 9781469830483
  • DDC: 614.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 776 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The field of healthcare epidemiology and infection control has seen tremendous advances in the last decade. Bennett & Brachman's Hospital Infections, 6e, now in vibrant full color, provides the most up-to-date information on all aspects of this vital topic. Written by the world's foremost leaders in the field of nosocomial infections, this is your go-to text for preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) in all inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.





1: General Considerations of Hospital Infections.

2: Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated Infections.

3: The Healthcare Epidemiologist.

4: Hand Hygiene.

5: Occupational Health Services.

6: The Development of Infection Surveillance and Prevention Programs.

7: Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections.

8: The Use of Prevalence Surveys for Healthcare-Associated Infection Surveillance.

9: Investigating Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated Infections.

10: Epidemiologic Methods for Investigating Infections in the Healthcare Setting.

11: Use of Computerized Systems in Healthcare Epidemiology.

12: The Role of the Laboratory in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections.

13: The Practice of Epidemiology in Community Hospitals.

14: The Role of Professional, Governmental, and Regulatory Organizations in Infection Prevention and Control.

15: Antimicrobial Stewardship: Programmatic Efforts to Optimize Antimicrobial Use.

16: Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: Epidemiology and Control.

17: Molecular Biology of Resistance: A Brief History of Resistance Mechanisms and the Discovery of Gene Transfer.

18: Economic Evaluation of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Infection-Control and Antimicrobial-Stewardship Interventions.

19: Epidemiology and Control of Healthcare-Acquired Infections in Limited-Resource Settings.

20: Functional Areas of Concern.

21: The Inanimate Environment.

22: Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities.

23: Foodborne Disease Prevention in Healthcare Facilities.

24: Clinical Laboratory—Acquired Infections.

25: Dialysis-Associated Complications and Their Control.

26: The Intensive Care Unit, Part A: HAI Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Surveillance, Engineering and Administrative Infection Control Practices, and Impact.

27: The Intensive Care Unit, Part B: Antibiotic Resistance and Prevention of CVC-BSIs, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, and C. Difficile.

28: The Newborn Nursery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

29: The Perioperative Suite.

30: Ambulatory Care Settings.

31: Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities.

32: Endemic and Epidemic Hospital Infections.

33: Incidence and Nature of Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated Infections.

34: Urinary Tract Infections.

35: Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.

36: Nosocomial Tuberculosis.

37: Infectious Gastroenteritis.

38: Central Nervous System Infections.

39: Surgical Site Infections.

40: Infections of Burn Wounds.

41: Infections due to Infusion Therapy.

42: Infections of Implantable Cardiac and Vascular Devices.

43: Infections in Skeletal Prosthesis and Allografts.

44: The Importance of Infection Control in Controlling Antimicrobial-Resistant Organisms.

45: Healthcare-Associated Respiratory Viral Infections.

46: Preventing Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens in the Healthcare Setting.

47: Healthcare-Associated Fungal Infections.

48: Healthcare-Associated Infections in Transplant Recipients.

49: Miscellaneous Procedure-Related Infections.

50: Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates.

51: Patient Safety.