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Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital Acquired Infections

Power Strategies for Clinical Practice

  • By: V Muralidhar, S Muralidhar

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ISBN: 9788130902760

Bind: Hardbound

Year: 2006

Pages: 546

Size: 185 x 242 mm

Publisher: Viva Books Originals

Sales Territory: Worldwide


This book provides clinical practitioners evidence-based strategies and practice guidelines for hospital infection control in healthcare settings. It complements clinical management by augmenting understanding of HAI-related practices and processes. These strategies are applicable to all levels of healthcare delivery —primary, secondary, tertiary. This guide will help organizations set standards and become environment-friendly and socially responsible.


Target Audience:

Clinical practitioners, hospital administrators/ managers, microbiologists, epidemiologists, students and medical academics, health workers, etc.



Introduction to HAI— Clinician as a Manager • Road Maps and Directions • Aspects of Planning and Organization • Understanding Quality and Its Measurement —HAI and Continuous Quality Improvements • Implementation • Performance Management, Standards, Compliance • Safety and Risk Management • Epidemiological Concerns in HAI • The Concept of Barriers and Personal Protective Equipment • Environment Management and Engineering Controls • Surveillance and Monitoring • Epidemics and Outbreaks • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) • Disinfection and Sterilization • Hospital Waste Management • Microbial Pathogens • Clinical Practice Guidelines • Prescribing Practices and Antibiotic Policy • Blood Transfusion, Solid Organ Transplantation and Implants • Occupational Hazards and Hierarchy of Controls • Experts Speak • Index


About the Authors:

Dr Muralidhar is a Senior Consultant (Anaesthesiology and Intensive care) at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He was formerly Associate Professor (Anaesthesiology and Intensive care) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He is also an elected member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences and has authored several publications.

Dr Sumathi Muralidhar is a Microbiologist at the Regional STD Teaching, Training & Research Centre, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi. This Centre is one of the five of its kind in the country, recognized by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and caters exclusively to the care of patients with STDs and HIV/AIDS. She is also a part of the teaching faculty of the Department of Microbiology at the attached Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi. In addition, she is an academic counsellor for the Certificate course on Healthcare Waste Management for medical graduates, sponsored by IGNOU and WHO (SEAR).


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