Book 2012

Antibiotic Policies

Controlling Hospital Acquired Infection


ISBN: 978-1-4419-1733-1 (Print) 978-1-4419-1734-8 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-12

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-14

    Healthcare Associated Infections—The Size of the Problem

  3. Chapter

    Pages 15-25

    The Antibiotic Paradox

  4. Chapter

    Pages 27-38

    The Epidemiology of Pan/Extreme Drug Resistance

  5. Chapter

    Pages 39-52

    Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship to Control Resistance—How Should It be Done?

  6. Chapter

    Pages 53-62

    Controlling Clostridium difficile Infection and the Role of Antibiotic Stewardship

  7. Chapter

    Pages 63-79

    The Control of MRSA

  8. Chapter

    Pages 81-89

    The Role of Antibiotic Policies in Controlling VRE

  9. Chapter

    Pages 91-104

    The Control of ESBL-Producing Bacteria

  10. Chapter

    Pages 105-115

    Controlling Hospital-Acquired Infection due to Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

  11. Chapter

    Pages 117-125

    Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter Infections

  12. Chapter

    Pages 127-140

    The Control of Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas: Insights into Epidemiology and Management

  13. Chapter

    Pages 141-162

    Multidrug-Resistant Infections in Low-Resource Health Care Settings

  14. Chapter

    Pages 163-181

    Germ Shed Management in the United States

  15. Chapter

    Pages 183-202

    Required Actions to Control Antimicrobial Resistant Healthcare-Associated Infections

  16. Back Matter

    Pages 209-209