This book presents a variety of perceptions of and perspectives on infection prevention and control. In doing this, the chapters will reflect upon challenging and controversial new ways of looking at infection prevention and control aimed at generating both discussion and debate as well as practical solutions.
With this in mind, the book will aim not only to challenge the existing status quo but also push the frontiers of knowledge, thinking and practice where infection prevention and control is concerned. This is vital when considered in the light of cross infection rates, the number of healthcare providers who are being identified by the Care Quality Commission as falling below acceptable standards of infection prevention and control and the almost compulsive persistent non-adherent behaviours of those involved in the provision of medicine, health, social care and other disciplines related to caring with regards to the undertaking of safe and appropriate standards of infection prevention and control.
There is no doubt that this book will be challenging with regards to the readers' perceptions and perspectives of infection prevention and control. Where this topic is concerned however, such a challenging approach is vital if the health, safety and well being of individuals is to be positively promoted among all those involved in the health and wellbeing of others.
Perceptions and Perspectives: An Overview The Nightingale's Lament The Journey of Empowerment Perspectives from the Patient Organisations Just Infection Prevention and Control Is Outcome Surveillance Really Necessary? Quality, Efficiency and Productivity (QEP) in Infection Control The Role of Healthcare Culture in Patient Safety or, Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast Pre-hospital Infection Prevention and Control - Could We Do Better? Antibiotics - A Help or Hindrance Stereotyping - Putting Things in Little Boxes Motivation and Infection Control Using Marketing in Infection Control Infection Prevention and Control: Can a Narrative Approach Offer New Insights into Individuals Practice? Enhancing Our Ability to Influence Behaviour: What Role for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy in Infection Prevention and Control? The Student's Perspective Infection Prevention and Control Education and Training within the United Kingdom: The Development of an Electronic Learning Experience