• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Preventing and controlling infection has long been an ongoing challenge for all healthcare workers at every level. High profile examples like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa or the prevalence of ‘super bugs’ like MRSA demonstrate that this challenge is not going to go away. As a nurse you have a responsibility to protect your patients from harm and preventing and controlling prevention is a crucial component of this.

Introduction
Introduction
About this book/Who is this book for?

This book is specifically aimed at nursing students undertaking a pre-registration undergraduate programme within the UK. It provides information about both microbiology and infection prevention and control which students will be able to use to assist them in meeting the Infection Control Essential Skills Cluster, to underpin their clinical practice and to aid their understanding of both the theory and practice relating to infection and its prevention in healthcare. Other healthcare students, such as pre-registration midwifery students, might also find this text useful.

Book Structure

This book comprises nine chapters, each containing activities, scenarios, case studies and example multiple choice questions to encourage you to find additional information, apply the knowledge gained to practice and to test the knowledge that ...

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