Lippincott's Guide to Infectious Diseases

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Lippincott's Guide to Infectious Diseases

Producer Lippincott

Category:
Infectious Disease, Medical, Nursing, Reference
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  • Paperback
  • 9781605479750
  • January 2011
  • 384 pages
  • List Price: £38.50
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DESCRIPTION

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 infections

The 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.

CONTENTS

Part I: Understanding and preventing infectious diseases
Normal microbial flora; What is infection? Defense mechanisms; Infection in health care facilities; Infection control and treatment; Bacterial resistance

Part II: Managing infectious diseases
(A-to-Z listing of diseases)

Appendices
Guide to anti-infective drugs
CDC Isolation precautions
Selected references

Index

SPECIFICATIONS

ISBN
9781605479750
Publication Month
January 2011


Product Format
Paperback
Height x Width
5817 x 3861 mm
Weight
236776 grams
Number of Pages
384 pages
Language
English


Bisacs
MEDICAL / Nursing / Medical & Surgical


Imprint
LWW
Publisher
LWW