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Practical Approaches to Infection Control in Residential Aged Care - 2nd Edition

The overwhelming success of the first edition of Infection Control has led to this new revised edition. Presented in a no-nonsense, straightforward style, this easy-to-read text is a concise manual to infection control and prevention. Despite significant advances in prevention and therapy, infectious disease is an ever-present threat. And the changing nature of infectious disease means that nurses, health-care staff, and ancillary staff must continually update their knowledge and skills with regard to the sources, transmission, prevention, and treatment of infections. 

Practical Approaches to Infection Control in Residential Aged Care provides this essential knowledge in an easily accessible format. The text features a clear division into logical sections, generous use of bullet points for ease of understanding, frequently asked questions and answers, a comprehensive glossary, a readily accessible index, lists of useful contacts, and notifiable infectious diseases and references. It is thus a thorough and functional guide to this vital subject.

Contents include

  • Newly revised edition
  • Frequently asked questions and answers, including “test yourself” format
  • Written in a realistic, straightforward style
  • Numerous explanatory tables, diagrams and figures
  • Comprehensive glossary
  • Provides solid guidelines for all residential care staff about how to do their job safely

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Author / Editor Biographies

Kevin J. Kendall is an experienced practitioner in infection prevention and control. Having originally trained as a general nurse and midwife, Kevin's involvement in infection prevention and control has spanned more than 17 years, and his expertise in this field has been sought by hospitals, community health centres, medical practices, extended-care facilities, and child-care centres. He has worked with many health professionals and aged-care staff on program assessment, development and review; environmental safety matters; compliance with standards; and education and training programs. Kevin ...


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