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Basic Microbiology and Infection Control for Midwives

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  • Provides an evidence-based approach to infection prevention and control in midwifery practice
  • Discusses the diagnosis and treatment of the most frequent infections in a hospital setting
  • Written by experts in the field

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This book provides an evidence-based, practical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of the most frequent fungal infections in a general hospital. It offers a comprehensive overview of the basic medical and scientific background of fungal infections and carefully explains and discusses epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical presentation. Readers will acquire a good and clear perception of invasive fungal infections, including diagnosis and treatment.

This user-friendly resource not only serves as a valuable tool in clinical management, but also provides the basis for further research questions and studies in this particular field. It will be a useful companion for midwives as well as for doctors, medical and pharmacy students, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Hygiene and Infection Control, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

    Elisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi

  • Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

    Jacqui S. Reilly

About the editors

Elisabeth Presterl, MD, MBA, DTMH (London), is Professor for Hygiene and Clinical Microbiology and Head of the Department of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology at the Medical University of Vienna with further specializations in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Tropical Medicine. Invasive fungal infections have been a clinical focus and research topic for over 20 years, including clinical studies on new antifungal agents, diagnostics and epidemiology. Professor Presterl has numerous functions in national and international associations, is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals in the field of Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology, and Infection Control and has published widely in these fields.

Magda Diab-El Schahawi, MD, MSc, is Associate Professor for Hygiene and Clinical Microbiology and Deputy Head of the Department of Infetion Control and Hospital Epidemiology at the Medical University of Vienna with further qualifications in General Medicine and Public Health as well as a Master of Science degree from the London School fo Hygiene and Tropical Diseases. Molecular Epidemiology and technical aspcets of infection control have been main interests and research Topics for over 20 years. She has numerous functions in national and international associations, is a reviwer of numerous scientific journals in the field of Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology, and Infection Control and has published widely in these fields.

Jacqui Reilly, PhD has a joint appointment between the NHS and GCU. She is a professor of infection prevention and leads the Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) research group in Glasgow Caledonian University. In the NHS she works for Health Protection Scotland where she is Lead Consultant for HAI, Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and infection prevention and control. She is specialised in infection control before moving to the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health (SCIEH) in 2001 to develop the national programme of HAI surveillance in Scotland. She became a Consultant in 2004 and then Head of Group for HAI in Health Protection Scotland in 2006. More recently (2010) she has become Lead Consultant in what is now known as the Public Health and Intelligence Service of National Services Scotland (NSS).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Basic Microbiology and Infection Control for Midwives

  • Editors: Elisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Jacqui S. Reilly

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02026-2

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-02025-5Published: 12 January 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-02026-2Published: 26 December 2018

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 210

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Nursing, Infectious Diseases, Practice and Hospital Management, Public Health

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