Infection Control in the Child Care Center and Preschool (8th Revised edition)

Infection Control in the Child Care Center and Preschool (8th Revised edition)

By: Leigh B. Grossman (author)Paperback

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This book provides child care and pre-school providers, paediatricians, family practitioners, and public health officials with an up-to-date, easy to read reference on infections and infection control for children in day care and pre-school. The book covers both common and unusual infections and illnesses prevalent in this population, and offers practical guidance on issues of contagion, treatment, and transmission in this setting. Chapters also address special considerations for children who are at high risk of acquiring infection, or at risk of spreading infection in the day-care arena. The authors are infectious disease specialists who have spent their careers working in the areas they have written about, and they offer specific recommendations on how to deal with endemic problems of infection and transmission. The 8th edition is completely updated and includes new vaccines, new therapies, and a totally new chapter on Molluscum Contagiosum. This indispensable handbook continues to be the go-to source for best practices for treating and preventing the spread of infection in children in day care and pre-school. Features: User-friendly handbook offering practical guidance and expert advice Specific focus on epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of infections seen in the day care centre and pre-school setting Highly respected author team of senior infectious disease authorities in their fields

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Leigh Grossman, MD. Professor of Paediatrics and Chief, Division of Paediatric Infectious Disease, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA


Section I. Transmission: 1. How Germs Are Spread, Section II. Policies: 2. Guidelines for Attendees and Personnel, 3. Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Antibiotics, 4. Control of Isolated and Epidemic Infection, Appendix 4.1. Sample Information That May Be Sent Home to Parents or Guardians, Section III. Care of High-Risk Children: 5. Young Infants, 6. Children with Immunodeficiencies, 7. Children with Chronic Lung Disease, 8. Children with Cardiac Disease, 9. The Child with Disabilities, 10. Children with Chronic Skin Disease (Eczema), 11. Children from Developing Nations, Section IV. Specific Infections: 12. Adenovirus, 13. Amebiasis, 14, Ancylostoma duodenale (Hookworm), 15,Ascaris lumbricoides (Roundworm), 16.Campylobacter, 17.Candida (Thrush, Diaper Dermatitis), 18. Chlamydia, 19. Coronaviruses (Common Cold), 20. Coxsackievirus Al6 (Hand, Foot, and Mouth Syndrome), 21. Cryptosporidia, 22. Cytomegalovirus, 23. Diphtheria, 24. Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm), 25. Enteroviruses, 26. Escherichia coli (Diarrhea), 27. Giardia lamblia, 28. Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae), 29. Haemophilus influenzae (Meningitis, Cellulitis, Epiglottitis, Pneumonia, Arthritis), 30. Hepatitis A, 31. Hepatitis B, 32. Hepatitis C, 33. Herpes Simplex Virus (Gingivostomatitis), 34. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, 35. Infectious Mononucleosis, 36. Influenza (Flu), 37. Meningococcus (Bacteremia, Meningitis, Arthritis), 38. Molluscum Contagiosum, 39. Mumps, 40. Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Pneumonia), 41. Necator americanus (Hookworm), 42. Papillomaviruses (Warts), 43. Parainfluenza Virus, 44. Parvovirus B19 (Fifth Disease, Erythema Infectiosum), 45. Pediculosis (Lice), 46. Pertussis (Whooping Cough), 47. Pneumococcus (Otitis Media, Sinusitis, Bacteremia, Pneumonia, Meningitis), 48. Respiratory Syncytial Virus, 49. Rhinoviruses (Common Cold), 50. Roseola (Exanthema Subitum), 51. Rotavirus, 52. Rubella (German Measles), 53. Rubeola (Measles), 54. Salmonella, 55. Scabies, 56. Shigella, 57. Staphylococcus (Impetigo, Boils, Abscess, Cellulitis, Lymphadenitis, Osteomyelitis, Endocarditis), 58. Streptococcus (Cellulitis, Impetigo, Pharyngitis), 59. Syphilis (Treponema pallidum), 60. Tinea Capitis, Corporis, Cruris, and Pedis (Ringworm, Athlete's Foot, Jock Itch), 61. Toxocara, 62. Trichuris trichiura (Whipworm), 63. Tuberculosis, 64. Varicella-Zoster Virus (Chickenpox, Shingles), 65. Yersinia

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/04/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781936287642
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781936287642
  • weight: 458
  • ISBN10: 1936287641
  • edition: 8th Revised edition

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