The burden of healthcare-association infection -- Committing to prevent infection -- Types of interventions -- Building the team -- Leadership techniques for prevention initiatives -- Common problems, realistic solutions -- Toward sustainability -- Collaborative approaches to prevention infection -- Taking on C. difficile -- The future of infection prevention.
Nearly 2 million Americans develop a healthcare-associated infection each year, and some 100,000 of them die as a result. Such infections are highly preventable, particularly through the adoption and implementation of evidence-based methods for reducing patient infection at the point of care. In cases where hospitals fall short of their goals for improving infection prevention, their failures are often rooted in a low rate of staff adherence to the new prevention policies. In easy-to-read, user-friendly language, Preventing Hospital Infections leads readers through a step-by-step description o..