Lippincott's Guide to Infectious Diseases
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Compliant with CDC and WHO guidelines, this new A-to-Z reference provides an overview of 160 infectious diseases, from the common cold and otitis media to MRSA and other newer threats, including Bartonella quintana. Presented in a highly visual format, each disease is showcased in a two-page spread, formatted with consistent headings to make locating critical information easy. Headings include:* Causes * Complications * Assessment Findings* Diagnostic Tests* Treatment* Nursing Considerations * Patient Teaching The Safety, Alert,and Prevention icons draw attention to critical information, and special headings identify diseases with transmission-based precautions, which are discussed further under Nursing Considerations. * Alert Icon: points out critical information related to signs & symptoms and treatment* Prevention Icon: focuses on ways to prevent the occurrence of the disease including vaccines and supportive measures* Safety Icon: provides safety tips on protection and ways to prevent the spread of disease to decrease the fear factor* Includes evidence-based practices to prevent health-care-associated infectionsThe book also includes special sections that discuss the appropriate use of antibiotic therapy in an era of increasing antibiotic resistance, review the newer antibiotic agents, and provide up-to-date information on immunizations, CDC guidelines for isolation precautions, and tips on how to provide safe patient care.
Part I: Understanding and preventing infectious diseasesNormal microbial flora; What is infection? Defense mechanisms; Infection in health care facilities; Infection control and treatment; Bacterial resistancePart II: Managing infectious diseases(A-to-Z listing of diseases)AppendicesGuide to anti-infective drugsCDC Isolation precautionsSelected referencesIndex
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