Catheter-Related Infections in the Critically Ill
1. Juli 2004 - gebunden - 178 Seiten
Catheter-Related Infections in the Critically Ill provides an overview from an international perspective on intravascular catheters and the risk of infection. This volume highlights:
Impact of Infection
Management and Treatment
Prevention - including Education as the Primary Tool for Prevention
The purpose of this book is to provide the practitioner with the most interesting and useful data in the field of catheter-related infection. It is hoped that the strategies to prevent infection detailed by the authors will be implemented and have a measurable impact in decreasing rates of infection in the intensive care unit setting.
Contributors. Preface; N.P. O'Grady, D. Pittet. 1. The Epidemiology of Catheter-Related Infection in the Critically Ill; N. Safdar, L.A. Mermel, D.G. Maki. 2. Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections; A. Sitges-Serra. 3. Diagnosis; S.O. Heard. 4. Diagnosis of Catheter-Related Infections; G. Nitenberg, F. Blot. 5. The Impact of Catheter-Related Infection in the Critically Ill; C. Brun-Buisson. 6. The Impact of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection; K.E. Byers, B.M. Farr. 7. Management and Treatment; A. Safdar, I.I. Raad. 8. The Management and Treatment of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections; T.J.S. Elliott. 9. Education as the Primary Tool for Prevention; P. Eggimann, D. Pittet. 10. Education as an Intervention for Reducing Vascular Catheter Infections; R.J. Sherertz. 11. ICU Prevention Strategies; J.-F. Timsit. 12. Novel Strategies of Preventing Catheter-Related Infections in the ICU; N.P. O'Grady. Index.
Naomi P. O'Grady, M.D., is Director of the Procedures, Vascular Access and Conscious Sedation Services, Critical Care Medicine Department, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
Didier Pittet, M.D., M.S., is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Director, Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland, and Honorary Professor, Division of Investigative Sciences and School of Medicine, The Hammersmith Hospitals, Imperial College of Medicine, Sciences and Technology, London, UK.