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Author McGuckin, Maryanne.

Title The Patient Survival Guide : 8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections.

Imprint New York : Demos Medical Pub., 2012.


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 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (244 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Contents Cover; The Patient Survival Guide; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Teri's Story: Guilt to Empowerment; So Many Sick Patients, So Many Germs; Bug Watching; Channeling Dr. Semmelweis; Power to the Patient; What are the Risks?; You can do it!; Coming Attractions; Sharing the Message; Chapter 1: Enemy Invaders; Your Immune Defense Team; You've been Colonized!; Why Me?; The Doctor will see you Now; Chapter 2: What You Need to Know About Healthcare-Associated Infections; What Happened?; What are Healthcare-Associated Infections?
How can you be sure it's a Healthcare-Associated Infection?Do ask. They'll tell; Does your Doctor have the Answers?; Chapter 3: Attack of the Super Bugs!; What's A Super Bug?; Meet the Super Bugs; Super Bugs Love Hospitals; Are There any Safe Hospitals?; The Bugs Keep Spreading; How to Protect Yourself in the Hospital; When MRSA Strikes; We will Reach Our Goal!; Chapter 4: Let's Talk Dirty: Hand Hygiene and Patient Hygiene; The Dirty Truth; Hand Hygiene Technique with Soap and Water; Missed Spots; Hand Sanitizing; Hand Hygiene Technique with Hand Sanitizer; The Great Unwashed.
Take Five to Stay Alive!Meet the Glove Brigade; Misconceptions About Gloves; Gloves Do Help; Don't Forget Patient Hygiene; Get Bathed; Cleaner Rooms; Think Twice about your Roommate and your Hospital; Chapter 5: Power to the Patient; It could happen to you!; A New Idea; The 3 Cs of Empowerment; Little Improvement; The Top Three Ways; Good Communication; Who Speaks for the Patient?; Your Advocate; Your Living Will; Your Proxy; An Advocate in the House; Don't Forget your History!; Get a Digital Copy of Your Medical History; Use a Website; Informed Consent; Too Much Trust.
Rights and ResponsibilitiesYour Role; This Expert Failed the Test; "Fast Track"; A Surprise; Ask the Questions; Schedule a Visit; A Good Fit ... or Not; Your "Top Six" List; Meet Kerry O'connell, an Informed and Empowered Patient; Call in the Clowns; Infection and More Surgery; What Kerry Learned; Here's One of the Letters Kerry Wrote to Legislators; Bring on Consumer Power!; Chapter 6: Infection Protection When You Need a Urinary Catheter; Interventional Patient Hygiene; Can't Go With the Flow; What's Happening Down There?; When Things Go Wrong; In's and Out's of Catheter Use.
How Catheters Cause Urinary Tract InfectionsHow You Can Help; Did You Get an Infection?; One More Thing; What Would You Do?; Chapter 7: Danger Ahead: Pneumonia and Other Respiratory Infections; Get the Vaccine!; Dangers Ahead: Hospital-Associated Pneumonia; Costs of Care; What If You Need A Machine To Help You Breathe (A Ventilator)?; Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Isn't Inevitable!; What Does Zero Look Like?; Bundle Up For Safety!; Oral Care; Elevation of the Head of the Bed; Handwashing Saves Lives!; Healthcare Worker, Daughter, and Advocate; What Does an Empowered Patient or Loved One Do?
Note Chapter 8: Your Surgery Safety Briefing.
Summary The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1.7 million people developed healthcare acquired infections in 2010. Since most people spend only a small part of their lives in healthcare facilities, this guidebook also tells readers how to avoid picking up serious infections in day care centers, schools, business offices, and other common locations. Unlike other books, which focus on how to change the hospital systems, The Patient Survival Guide focuses on empowering you with the knowledge and techniques to ensure a safer healthcare experience. The Patient Survival Guide: Inspir.
Note Print version record.
Subject Nosocomial infections -- Prevention.
Communicable diseases -- Prevention.
Cross infection -- Prevention.
Bloodborne infections -- Prevention.
Patient education.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Contagious.
MEDICAL -- Infectious Diseases.
Bloodborne infections -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst00834873
Communicable diseases -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst00869910
Cross infection -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst00884115
Nosocomial infections -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst01039527
Patient education. (OCoLC)fst01055007
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Goldfarb, Toni.
Pronovost, Peter.
Other Form: Print version: McGuckin, Maryanne. Patient Survival Guide : 8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections. New York : Demos Medical Publishing, 2012 9781936303311
ISBN 9781617051180 (electronic bk.)
1617051187 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000049557376
DEBBG BV042795750
DEBSZ 431133727

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