Jun 202019

Compliant with CDC and WHO guidelines, this new A-to-Z reference provides an overview of 160 infectious diseases, from the common cold and otitis media to MRSA and other newer threats, including Bartonella quintana. Presented in a highly visual format, each disease is showcased in a two-page spread, formatted with consistent headings to make locating critical information easy. Headings include:·         Causes·         Complications·         Assessment Findings·         Diagnostic Tests·         Treatment·         Nursing Considerations·         Patient Teaching The Safety, Alert,and Prevention icons draw attention to critical information, and special headings identify diseases with transmission-based precautions, which are discussed further under Nursing Considerations.·         Alert Icon: points out critical information related to signs & symptoms and treatment·         Prevention Icon: focuses on ways to prevent the occurrence of the disease including vaccines and supportive measures·         Safety Icon: provides safety tips on protection and ways to prevent the spread of disease to decrease the fear factor·         Includes evidence-based practices to prevent health-care-associated infectionsThe book also includes special sections that discuss the appropriate use of antibiotic therapy in an era of increasing antibiotic resistance, review the newer antibiotic agents, and provide up-to-date information on immunizations, CDC guidelines for isolation precautions, and tips on how to provide safe patient care.
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