Practical Healthcare Epidemiology 4th edition
Practical Healthcare Epidemiology takes a hands-on approach to infection prevention for physicians, healthcare epidemiologists, infection preventionists, microbiologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Increased regulatory requirements and patient knowledge and involvement has elevated patient safety, healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic stewardship and quality-of-care to healthcare wide issues. This fully updated new edition brings together the expertise of leaders in healthcare epidemiology to provide best practice expert guidance on infection prevention for adult and pediatric patients in all types of healthcare facilities, from community hospitals and academic institutions, to long-term care and resource limited settings. Written in clear, straightforward terms to address prevention planning and immediate responses to specific situations, this is the go-to resource for any practitioners in medicine or public health involved in infection prevention, regardless of their current expertise in the field.
A much-needed new edition at a time when all healthcare professionals, and healthcare epidemiologists in particular, face tough challenges in infection prevention. Leaders in healthcare epidemiology come together to offer practical, hands-on advice to trainees and professionals in addressing all aspects of infection surveillance and prevention.
About the Author
Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE is the Robert Austrian Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Director of Research for the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention. Dr Lautenbach's research focuses on healthcare-associated infections by antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Cambridge University Press
April 26, 2018
8.8 x 0.9 x 11.1 inches
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