Lippincott’s Guide to Infectious Diseases PDF Free Download
The book is divided into two sections. Part I,Understanding and Preventing Infectious Diseases, provides a refresher course for the nurse by covering the fundamentals of disease transmission and prevention. Part II, Managing Infectious Diseases, provides a brief overview of more than 150 infections and infectious diseases ranging from otitis media and the common cold to serious health care–associated infections (HAIs) caused by such current organisms as Acinetobacter, Clostridium difficile, and methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Part II offers a general description of the distinguishing characteristics of each infection or infectious disease, a short description of the responsible organism(s), the complications associated with the infection or disease, diagnostic approaches, treatment, applicable nursing interventions, and information to include in patient and family teaching. This section of the book is a nurse’s dream. Each entry provides useful information to help the nurse plan the patient’s individualized care, adequately assess the patient throughout the delivery of care, provide the necessary services, and evaluate the patient’s progress toward established goals. Everything the nurse needs to provide safe, quality nursing care is covered. Lippincott’s Guide to Infectious Diseases is a treasure for nurses at all levels. It is an excellent reference for specific nursing care for the patient with an infection or infectious disease. It comes at a perfect time: when health care providers, patients, and third-party payers are concerned about the consequences of HAIs, including cost as well as morbidity and mortality.Hospitals are implementing various approaches to reduce the incidence of HAIs to zero. This book will help the nurse play an important role in that effort.