This volume in the Critical Care Focus series addresses the issue of infection control and antibiotic resistance in the Intensive Care Unit and includes discussion of the problem of infection facing intensive care staff, includes measures to control infection, the emergence of resistance to antibiotics and the policies that can be used to reduce this. In addition, the incidence of catheter related infection and its prevention is addressed.
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This fourth edition of an introductory text for all health care staff working with patients with spinal cord injury covers new developments in emergency care, particularly splintage, new surgical advances leading to enhanced independence and mobility, and contains a new chapter on managing spinal cord injuries in developing countries and updated material on the classification and neurological assessment of spinal cord injury. The book gives advice on patient management from the scene of the accident through initial stabilization, into the rehabilitation phase, and eventual return to home and community. Color photos and medical images illustrate surgical procedures and show patients completing everyday tasks with special equipment. Grundy is affiliated with the Spinal Treatment Center at Salisbury Hospital, UK. Swain is clinical director of the emergency department at Palmerston Hospital North, New Zealand. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)From the Publisher:
Written by internationally famous experts
Updated to indicate how the implementation of research findings is relevant to a number of NHS policy initiatives
New foreword by Professor John Pattison
Includes new and revised chapters
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Book Description BMJ Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG072791538X
Book Description BMJ Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX072791538X