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Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Students

Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Students

First Edition

February 2016 | 200 pages | Learning Matters

Preventing and controlling infection has long been an on going challenge for all healthcare workers at every level. High profile examples like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa or the prevalence of ‘super bugs’ like MRSA demonstrate that this challenge is not going to go away. As a nurse you have a responsibility to protect your patients from harm and preventing and controlling infection is a crucial component of this.

By introducing the unpinning microbiology to explain how infection occurs and spreads and the practical steps and precautions that you need to follow, this book will equip you with the knowledge and information necessary to play your part in preventing and controlling infection. 

Key features:

·         Written specifically for pre-registration nursing students providing the core, evidence-based knowledge that you need to know

·         Breaks the science down using easy-to-follow language, practical examples and case studies

·         Applies microbiology to practice introducing practical steps, precautions and strategies that will benefit you as soon as you get onto your placements

·         Includes multiple-choice questions to test your understanding and activities to help you engage with wider issues around infection prevention and control.

About the author

Deborah Ward is a lecturer at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Manchester University.
Introduction to microbiology
Fungi, parasites and prions
Microbiological specimens
Roles and responsibilities in infection prevention and control
Standard infection prevention and control precautions
Other infection prevention and control precautions

I will recommend this book for all the Nursing and Midwifery students undergoing pharmacology module to be aware of the symptoms and apply the management with decision making framework as highlighted in this book.

Mrs Yetunde Akinnuoye
Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
September 8, 2016

Infection prevention and control is such a vital subject for all healthcare staff. This easy to read book puts the subject into context and highlights issues through the case studies making them memorable.

Mrs Kate Harrison
Education Centre 1, Lancashire Teaching Hospital
July 5, 2016

Excellent book for students, clear unambiguous, excellently written

Miss Maria Nolan Fortune
Career Education , Portobello Institute
March 1, 2016

Clearly written text book suitable for students at all levels. The links with current practice standards make this a particulalry useful book for first years.

Mrs alison williamson
learning disabilities, Hertfordshire University
May 27, 2016

Good introductory text for year one needing to be introduced into micro-organisms and and standard precautions

Ms Georgie Cox
School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
April 19, 2016

This book is an excellent resource for nursing students. It clearly explains microbiology and infection prevention and control in an informative manner which is easy to follow. The activities and multiple choice questions throughout the book really encourage critical thinking and the application of theory to practice. I will definitely recommend this book to nursing students

Miss Nicola Fielding
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth
April 28, 2016

Good introduction to IPC practice for undergraduates

Mrs Janet Migliozzi
Health , University of Hertfordshire
May 12, 2016

Recommended for pre and post registration nurses (who undertake lifelong learning in Infection Control and require some revision prior to attendance). Linked to current NMC standards, easy to use and read with additional learning in respect of MCQs, reflective pieces to embed learning.

Mrs Alexandra McNally
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
January 6, 2016

rally good text for learners at all levels. Up to date examples and excellent self test/review activities.

Mrs Sandra Dawn Swinhoe
Education , Newcastle College
December 4, 2015

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