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TitleInfection Control [electronic resource] : Dilemmas and Practical Solutions / edited by Kenneth R. Cundy, Bruce Kleger, Eileen T. Hinks, Linda A. Miller
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1990
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-5724-7
Descript 224 p. online resource

SUMMARY

When we were setting the theme of "infection control dilemmas and practical solutions" for this symposium, we asked ourselves a basic question: What are some of the most vexing problems and situations facing the hospital microbiologistยญ epidemiologist team in today's world of opportunistic and new infectious diseases unheard of as common pathogenic occurrences 10 years ago? One of the areas which we immediately focused upon was the tremendous amount of time, energy, and financial resources that are presently being expended to satisfy the requirements mandated by the recognition of the danger of spread of blood-borne pathogens in the hospital environment. With the advent of Universal Precautions, primarily in response to HIV infection and the AIDS crisis, but certainly augmented by the increased incidence of hepatitis in its various forms, a significant effort has been required to meet the standards recยญ ommended and/or required by OSHA and the CDC. With this in mind we brought together experts in the field of infectious diseases to address the problems engendered by the threat of nosocomial spread of selected pathogens. Further, we devoted several sessions to discussing the investiยญ gation and resolution of institutional outbreaks of disease, particularly with reference to methicillin-resistant Staphyloยญ coccus aureus (MRSA). Special problems of dental offices and clinical teaching as well as extended care facilities were also selected for attention, particularly with relation to bloodยญ borne pathogens


CONTENT

Pediatric Infection Control โ{128}{148} An Historical Perspective -- Laboratory Approach to An Outbreak of Nosocomial Infection: Systems and Techniques for Investigation -- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) โ{128}{148} Is It Controllable? -- Infections Among Residents of Nursing Homes: Lessons from Wisconsin and the Recent Literature -- Sterilization and Disinfection Strategies Used in Hospitals -- How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States? -- CDC, NCCLS, and OSHA Guidelines for Universal Precautions: Who is Right and are the Guidelines Practical? -- Special Problems Related to Dental Offices and Dental School Clinical Facilities -- Occupationally Acquired Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Infection in Health Care Workers: A Review -- Real and Perceived Risks of Infection to Health Care Workers: Will Universal Precautions Work? Panel Discussion -- Infectious Waste Treatment and Disposal Alternatives -- Vaccines: How Effective Are They? -- Legal Aspects of Infection Control


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