Infection Prevention and Control: Applied Microbiology for Healthcare

Author(s): Dinah Gould, BSc, MPhil, PhD, DipN, RGN, RNT


This is the updated version of the hugely popular Applied Microbiology for Nurses, providing essential information about how infection occurs, methods to prevent it and the precautions required to contain it. The new edition is fully revised to include primary infection control issues alongside important concepts of applied microbiology.


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'Although it has been written for nurses and nursing students, this is a useful text for all healthcare workers. This book would be well thumbed in the clinical setting.' - Jane Brown, Nursing Standard

DINAH GOULD is Professor of Applied Health at City University, London. Her programmes of research include infection prevention, especially hand hygiene, patient safety and the prevention of iatrogenesis. She has been teaching nurses and other health professionals since 1982. CHRIS BROOKER is a self-employed nursing author, editor and lecturer. She worked as a ward sister before moving into nurse education in 1976 and has taught nurses in a variety of settings. Since 1988 she has written and edited many books for nurses and other professionals.

PART ONE: MICROBIOLOGY Micro-Organisms and Disease.- Response of the Body to Infection.- The Microbiology Laboratory.- Treating Infectious Disease.- PART TWO: PRINCIPLES OF INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL Infection Control Policies.- Preventing Infection in Hospital.- PART THREE: APPLYING KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE Urinary Infection and Catheterisation.- Wound Infections.- Respiratory Infections.- Infections Associated with Intravascular Devices.- Enteric Infections.- Infection Risks from Blood and Body Fluids.- Sexually Transmitted Infections.- Epidemiology: Changing Trends of Infectious Diseases.- Glossary.

General Fields

  • : 9780230507531
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : August 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dinah Gould, BSc, MPhil, PhD, DipN, RGN, RNT
  • : Paperback
  • : 368