Healthcare-Associated Infections in Australia, 1st Edition

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Edited by Ramon Z. Shaban, BSc(Med), BN, GradCertInfCon, PGDipPH&TM, MEd, MCommHealthPrac(Hons1), PhD, RN, FCENA, FACN, FACIPC, CICP-E, Brett G. Mitchell, BN, DipTropN, CertHealthM, GradCertTeachSuper, MAdvPrac, PhD, RN, CICP-E, FACN, FACIPC, Deborough Macbeth, BN, MAAppEthics, PhD, RN, CICP-E, PSM and Philip Russo, BN, MClinEpid, PhD, RN, CICP-E, MACN, FACICPC
Infection prevention and control (IPC) is everybody’s responsibility. Healthcare-associated Infections in Australia is the first Australian text to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases and healthcareassociated infections (HAIs) for a ...view more
Infection prevention and control (IPC) is everybody’s responsibility. Healthcare-associated Infections in Australia is the first Australian text to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases and healthcareassociated infections (HAIs) for all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Drawing on the expertise of a wide author team, and based on current research, this important and comprehensive text provides a clear pathway for the reader to increase their knowledge and understanding of IPC. The text is designed for both students and practising clinicians, and is presented in two sections – Principles and Practice – for ease of use.

With IPC principles and guidelines now embedded into all health-related curricula, and mandated by standards and guidelines across all areas of healthcare, this is a book no health professional should miss.
ISBN :
9780729543644
Publication Date :
01-05-2024

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Infection prevention and control (IPC) is everybody’s responsibility. Healthcare-associated Infections in Australia is the first Australian text to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases and healthcareassociated infections (HAIs) for all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Drawing on the expertise of a wide author team, and based on current research, this important and comprehensive text provides a clear pathway for the reader to increase their knowledge and understanding of IPC. The text is designed for both students and practising clinicians, and is presented in two sections – Principles and Practice – for ease of use.

With IPC principles and guidelines now embedded into all health-related curricula, and mandated by standards and guidelines across all areas of healthcare, this is a book no health professional should miss.

Key Features
• Includes practice tips, case studies and video-based learning materials providing real-life examples across more than 20 health professions
• Suitable for increasing IPC knowledge across all members of the multidisciplinary team. Content is pitched at different levels, with examples ranging from novice to expert
• Aligned to the Australian National Infection Control Guidelines 2019 and the NSQHS Standard Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections, as well as the nine hospital-acquired complication (HAC) HAIs addressed in specific chapters
• Endorsed by the Australian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) and the Australian
Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID)
• Supported by a companion text, Epidemiology of Healthcare-associated Infections in Australia, providing data on the epidemiology of healthcare-associated surveillance in Australia

Instructor and Student resources on Evolve:
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Case Studies
  • Abbreviations and Glossary
  • Useful Websites / Resources
  • Video-based learning materials

Author Information
Edited by Ramon Z. Shaban, BSc(Med), BN, GradCertInfCon, PGDipPH&TM, MEd, MCommHealthPrac(Hons1), PhD, RN, FCENA, FACN, FACIPC, CICP-E, Clinical Chair of Communicable Diseases Control and Infection Prevention, Sydney Infectious Diseases Institute and Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia; Brett G. Mitchell, BN, DipTropN, CertHealthM, GradCertTeachSuper, MAdvPrac, PhD, RN, CICP-E, FACN, FACIPC, Professor of Nursing and Health Services Research, School of Nursing and Health, Avondale University, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia; Deborough Macbeth, BN, MAAppEthics, PhD, RN, CICP-E, PSM, Assistant Director of Nursing (Infection Control), Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Southport, Queensland, Australia and Philip Russo, BN, MClinEpid, PhD, RN, CICP-E, MACN, FACICPC, Professor of Nursing and Director of Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia