2nd Edition

Infection Management for Geriatrics in Long-Term Care Facilities

ISBN 9780849398933
Published September 14, 2006 by CRC Press
532 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

USD $210.00

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Book Description

Offering an authoritative overview of all infection management protocols currently utilized by infectious disease specialists, geriatricians, and infection control practitioners, this Second Edition examines current strategies to diagnose, treat, control, and prevent common infectious diseases in long-term care geriatric facilities. Covering a wide range of infectious conditions, this source presents new chapters on conjunctivitis, otitis, sinusitis, HIV, SARS, and the West Nile Virus.

Table of Contents

Demographics and Economics of LTC. Epidemiology and Special Aspects of Infectious Diseases in Aging. Evaluation of Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities Versus Acute Care Hospitals. Role of Functional Assement in Evaluating and Managing Infections in Long-term. Impaired Immunity and Increased Risk of Infections in Older Adults: Impact of Chronic Disease on Immunosenescence. Nutrition and Infection. Ethical Issues of Infectious Disease Interventions. Clinical Manifestations of Infections. Establishing an Infection Control Program in Long-Term Care Facilities. Epidemiologic Investigation of Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Long Term Care Facilities. An Approach to Antimicrobial Therapy. UrinaryTract Infection. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. Pneumonia and Bronchitis. Tuberculosis. Infected Pressure Ulcers. Herpes Zoster, Cellulitis and Scabies. Infectious Diarrhea. Hepatitis in Long-term Care Facilities. Conjunctivitis, Otitis and Sinusitis. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in the Nursing Home. Vaccinations. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Vancomycin (Glycopeptide)- Resistant Enterococci in the Long-term Care Setting. Gram-Negative Bacteria. Fungal Infections. Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Definitions of Common Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities. Fever Guide to Evaluating and Infection in a Long-Term Care Setting. Minimum Criteria for Initiation of Antimicrobials in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Thomas T. Yoshikawa is Provost/Chief Operating Officer and Acting President, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Yoshikawa is a member of several professional organizations within the field of internal medicine, infectious diseases, microbiology, geriatrics, and gerontology. He was a member of the first American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Test Committee for (the added qualification in) Geriatric Medicine. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. He has published over 185 scientific articles, 16 books, and 71 book chapters. Dr. Yoshikawa received the B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and theM.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. He completed an internship and an internal medicine residency as well as an infectious disease fellowship at Harbor–University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Torrance, California. Joseph G. Ouslander is Professor of Medicine and Nursing, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. He also serves as the Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Chief Medical Officer of Wesley Woods Center, and Director of the Emory Center for Health in Aging. Dr. Ouslander’s primary areas of research interest are geriatric urinary conditions and long-term care quality. He has published more than 100 original research articles and book chapters, as well as edited special volumes on these topics. He is Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Ouslander serves or has served as a consultant to Novartis, Pfizer, Watson, Indevus, Esprit, and Amgen. Dr. Ouslander received the B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, and the M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, where he completed an internal medicine residency. He also completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, California.


"This text is impeccably researched and serves as an authoritative reference point on infection control in the elderly populous."
-Electric Review

"…I like this book because it brings together a disparate set of topics about infections in older persons in long-term care facilities. Some of these topics enter brave new worlds: how the comorbid illnesses both increase susceptibility to infection and alter its presentation….This book is a new benchmark in the area."
-Doody's Reviews (for previous edition)

"…a well-organized a practical guide….
"…a welcome addition to any health sciences or hospital library."
-E-Streams (for previous edition)