Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control

Written By Steven L. Percival
Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 26 February 2014
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
  • Pages : 367 pages
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Download or read book entitled Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control by author: Steven L. Percival which was release on 26 February 2014 and published by Academic Press with total page 367 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Biofilms in Infection and Disease Control: A Healthcare Handbook outlines the scientific evidence and rationale for the prevention of infection, the role biofilms play in infection control, and the issues concerning their resistance to antimicrobials. This book provides practical guidance for healthcare and infection control professionals, as well as students, for preventing and controlling infection. Biofilms are the most common mode of bacterial growth in nature. Highly resistant to antibiotics and antimicrobials, biofilms are the source of more than 65 percent of health care associated infections (HCAI), which, according to the WHO, affect 1.4 million people annually. Biofilms are involved in 80 percent of all microbial infections in the body, including those associated with medical devices such as catheters, endotracheal tubes, joint prostheses, and heart valves. Biofilms are also the principle causes of infections of the middle-ear, dental caries, gingivitis, prostatitis and cystic fibrosis. Importantly, biofilms also significantly delay wound healing and reduce antimicrobial efficiency in at-risk or infected skin wounds. Provides specific procedures for controlling and preventing infection Includes case studies of HCAI, and identifies appropriate treatments Presents national government standards for infection prevention and control Includes extensive references and links to websites for further information

Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control

Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control
  • Author : Steven L. Percival,David Williams,Jacqueline Randle,Tracey Cooper
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-26
  • Total pages : 367
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : Biofilms in Infection and Disease Control: A Healthcare Handbook outlines the scientific evidence and rationale for the prevention of infection, the role biofilms play in infection control, and the issues concerning their resistance to antimicrobials. This book provides practical guidance for healthcare and infection control professionals, as well as students, ...

Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control

Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control
  • Author : Steven L. Percival,David Williams,Tracey Cooper,Jacqueline Randle
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-30
  • Total pages : 394
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : Biofilms in Infection and Disease Control: A Healthcare Handbook outlines the scientific evidence and rationale for the prevention of infection, the role biofilms play in infection control, and the issues concerning their resistance to antimicrobials. This book provides practical guidance for healthcare and infection control professionals, as well as students, ...

Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Students

Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Students
  • Author : Deborah Ward
  • Publisher : Learning Matters
  • Release Date : 2016-02-08
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : Preventing and controlling infection has long been an on going 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 ...

Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry

Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry
  • Author : Caroline L. Pankhurst,Wilson A. Coulter
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-04-17
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : Classification of anatomical waste and teeth...

Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance

Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance
  • Author : Debbie Weston,Alison Burgess,Sue Roberts
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-09-28
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, as well as qualified nurses and medical students. Infection prevention and control is one of the key five ‘essential skills clusters’ that is incorporated into all pre-registration nursing programmes. ...

Medical Biofilms

Medical Biofilms
  • Author : Jana Jass,Susanne Surman,James Walker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2003-04-02
  • Total pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : Biofilms are formed by microorganisms growing on surfaces and comprise a series of microcolonies interspersed with spaces through which fluids and other microorganisms move. In medicine, the primary problems are biofilms associated with implants: infections are increasingly difficult to treat with traditional antibiotics and removal of the implant often becomes ...

Biofilm Mediated Diseases Causes and Controls

Biofilm Mediated Diseases  Causes and Controls
  • Author : Rina Rani Ray,Moupriya Nag,Dibyajit Lahiri
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2021-05-06
  • Total pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : This book reviews the current concepts in biofilm formation and its implications in human health and disease. The initial chapters introduce the mechanisms of biofilm formation and its composition. Subsequently, the chapters discuss the role of biofilm in acute and chronic infections. It also explores the pivotal role of both ...

Infection Control Update An Issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics

Infection Control Update  An Issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics
  • Author : George Allen
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2010-12-09
  • Total pages : 121
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : This issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by George Allen, features subject topics such as: OR Attire's Potential for Infection Transmission; Strategies for Preventing Sharps Injuries; Managing Patients with MDROs – Implementing Isolation Procedures in the Perioperative Setting; Anesthesia Care Providers – Identifying/Mitigating Potential for Infection Transmission; Urinary Catheter Insertion ...

Hospital Acquired Infections Prevention Control Prevention and Control

Hospital Acquired Infections  Prevention   Control  Prevention and Control
  • Author : Purva Mathur
  • Publisher : Wolters kluwer india Pvt Ltd
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Total pages : 562
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : The spread of infections associated with hospitals and clinics has increased dramatically in recent years and their prevention constitutes a major challenge for healthcare personnel. This book highlights the growing threat from hospital acquired infections and thoroughly explains the relevant measures for their prevention. Measures for control are also succinctly ...

Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Manual of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Author : Nizam Damani
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-14
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : In recent years, we have begun to recognise the rising threat of Multidrug Resistant Organisms (MDORs), and the profound impact that healthcare associated infections (HCAIs), such as MRSA, can have on both patient safety and quality of care. HCAIs prolong patients' hospital stays, and increase morbidity as well as mortality ...

Device Associated Infections An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America E Book

Device Associated Infections  An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America E Book
  • Author : Vivian H Chu
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : In collaboration with Consulting Editor, Dr. Helen Boucher, Dr. Vivian Chu has created an issue that provides current clinical updates on device-associated infections. Authors are represented by experts across the world, who have contributed clinical reviews on the following topics: Intravascular Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections; Vascular Graft Infections; Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic ...

Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry

Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry
  • Author : Caroline L. Pankhurst,Wilson A. Coulter
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : A practical step-by-step guide for all members of the dental team Thoroughly updated, this new edition ensures all members of the dental team are up to speed on the practical aspects of infection prevention and control. It provides step-by-step guidance on the safe running of a dental practice, clear and ...

Biofilms in Human Diseases Treatment and Control

Biofilms in Human Diseases  Treatment and Control
  • Author : Sunil Kumar,Niharika Chandra,Leena Singh,Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi,Ajit Varma
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Total pages : 311
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : This book highlights treatment strategies for bacterial biofilms in connection with a variety of human diseases. In particular, it reviews bacterial biofilm formation and its mechanism. Topics covered include biofilms in human health, the role of biofilms in mediating human diseases, and methods for testing bacterial biofilms. Further sections concentrate ...

Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Part II Epidemiology and Prevention of Infections An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare  Part II  Epidemiology and Prevention of Infections  An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
  • Author : Keith S. Kaye,Sorabh Dhar
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2016-11-07
  • Total pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : Dr. Kaye and Dr. Dhor have assembled top experts to write about clinical management of infections in Part II of their two issues devoted to Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare. Articles in this issue are devoted to: CLABSI; UTI; Tuberculosis; Ventilator-Assisted Pneumonia; Surgical Site Infection; MRSA; VRE; Gram-Negative Bacilli; ...

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention
  • Author : Tamilvanan Shunmugaperumal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-12-28
  • Total pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9780123970435
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Summary : Biofilm Eradication and Preventions presents the basics of biofilm formation on medical devices, diseases related to this formation, and approaches pharmaceutical researchers need to take to limit this problem. Split into three parts, the first deals with the development and characterization of biofilm on the surfaces of implanted or inserted ...