Nursing patients with infectious diseases

Edited by George Castledine and Ann Close

in Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199231355
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597987 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

 							Nursing patients with infectious diseases

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Nursing assessment of patients with infectious diseases - Nursing problems - Specific tests and investigations - Blood-borne and droplet infections - Faeco-oral infections - Infections with resistant organisms - Infestations - Serious rare infections - Prevention of infection - Hand decontamination - Aseptic technique - Reducing environmental transmission of infection - Cleanliness and infection control - Isolation/barrier nursing - Decontamination - Involving patients and public in infection control and prevention - Patient education for infection control and prevention - Antimicrobial resistance - Nursing interventions - Patient education - Discharge and continuing care - Common drugs used for infectious diseases

Chapter.  9129 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nursing Skills

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