Offering an authoritative overview of all infection management protocols currently utilized by infectious disease specialists, geriatricians, and infection control practitioners, this Second Edition examines current strategies to diagnose, treat, control, and prevent common infectious diseases in long-term care geriatric facilities. Covering a wide range of infectious conditions, this source presents new chapters on conjunctivitis, otitis, sinusitis, HIV, SARS, and the West Nile Virus.
Table of Contents
Demographics and Economics of LTC. Epidemiology and Special Aspects of Infectious Diseases in Aging. Evaluation of Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities Versus Acute Care Hospitals. Role of Functional Assement in Evaluating and Managing Infections in Long-term. Impaired Immunity and Increased Risk of Infections in Older Adults: Impact of Chronic Disease on Immunosenescence. Nutrition and Infection. Ethical Issues of Infectious Disease Interventions. Clinical Manifestations of Infections. Establishing an Infection Control Program in Long-Term Care Facilities. Epidemiologic Investigation of Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Long Term Care Facilities. An Approach to Antimicrobial Therapy. UrinaryTract Infection. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. Pneumonia and Bronchitis. Tuberculosis. Infected Pressure Ulcers. Herpes Zoster, Cellulitis and Scabies. Infectious Diarrhea. Hepatitis in Long-term Care Facilities. Conjunctivitis, Otitis and Sinusitis. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in the Nursing Home. Vaccinations. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Vancomycin (Glycopeptide)- Resistant Enterococci in the Long-term Care Setting. Gram-Negative Bacteria. Fungal Infections. Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Definitions of Common Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities. Fever Guide to Evaluating and Infection in a Long-Term Care Setting. Minimum Criteria for Initiation of Antimicrobials in Long-Term Care Facilities
"This text is impeccably researched and serves as an authoritative reference point on infection control in the elderly populous."
"…I like this book because it brings together a disparate set of topics about infections in older persons in long-term care facilities. Some of these topics enter brave new worlds: how the comorbid illnesses both increase susceptibility to infection and alter its presentation….This book is a new benchmark in the area."
-Doody's Reviews (for previous edition)
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"…a welcome addition to any health sciences or hospital library."
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