Safe and Clean Care

Infection Prevention and Control for Health and Social Care Students

By (author) Tina Tilmouth With Simon Tilmouth

Publication date:

30 January 2009

Length of book:

144 pages

Publisher

Reflect Press

Dimensions:

242x170mm

ISBN-13: 9781906052089

Safe and Clean Care is the responsibility of all those working in Health and Social Care and this book will provide much-needed guidance on responsibility, accountability and good practice with respect to infection prevention and control. Whether you are training to work in hospitals, in the community or undertaking client-based care in care homes and other locations, standard infection prevention and control procedures underpin safe practice and this book covers everything you need to know in order to reduce infection risks for you and your clients/patients.

This textbook will teach you basic microbiology to help you develop knowledge and understanding of the types of infection you are likely to encounter in the workplace. It will show how infection is spread, contained and how we can control infection through effective personal hygiene, cleaning and waste management. The chapters reference the Skills for Care Knowledge Set on Infection Prevention and Control and the Skills for Health Infection Prevention and Control Competencies. The content is also mapped against other government and Department of Health guidelines and policy, the NMC Essential Skills Clusters and advice published by the RCN and other health and social care organisations.

Safe and Clean Care is an informative and interactive textbook for students and a valuable reference guide for all those working in health and social care. This book will inspire you to perform safely and to the highest care standards.

Key features

Introduction

Chapter 1: What is infection? How is it spread, controlled and prevented?

Chapter 2: Infection in hospitals, care homes and the community

Chapter 3: Preventing and controlling infection: the law, policy and standards

Chapter 4: Cleaning and waste management

Chapter 5: Infection control and personal hygiene: keeping yourself and your service users safe

Chapter 6: Roles, responsibilities and education

References
Glossary
Index