• Lists and explains the factors predisposing residents to infection
  • Discussion of general and specific precautions to protect residents including IV Therapy, Enteral Feeding and urinary catheterisation.

This chapter begins by presenting general preventative strategies and concludes with information about specific infectious agents commonly encountered in aged care facilities.

Contents include

  • Factors predisposing residents to infection
    • General susceptibility
    • Local susceptibility
    • Environmental factors
  • General precautions and specific precautions to protect residents
    • Urinary catheterisation
    • Enteral feeding
    • Intravenous (IV) therapy
    • Tuberculosis
    • Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE)
    • Scabies infestation
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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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