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Infection Prevention

New Perspectives and Controversies

  • Discusses emerging trends and current controversies in infection prevention.

  • Provides edits and updates to the previous edition, as well as the addition of new chapters.

  • Written by experts in the field,

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Table of contents (36 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. HAI Controversies: Contact Precautions

    • Elise Martin, Zachary Rubin, Rekha K. Murthy
    Pages 1-9
  3. Hand Hygiene Monitoring Technologies: Implementation and Outcomes

    • Michelle Doll, Jo Dee Armstrong-Novak
    Pages 11-14
  4. Isolation Precautions for Visitors to Healthcare Settings

    • Amy Cohen, Matthew Simon, David B. Banach
    Pages 21-30
  5. Infection Control in the Outpatient Setting

    • Julie D. Boatman, Michael P. Stevens, John Daniel Markley
    Pages 47-71
  6. New Technologies for Infection Prevention

    • Michelle Doll, Michael P. Stevens, Gonzalo Bearman
    Pages 73-83
  7. Staphylococcal Decolonization in Surgery Patients

    • Andrew D. Ludwig, E. Patchen Dellinger
    Pages 111-121
  8. Healthcare Worker Apparel and Infection Prevention

    • Salma Muhammad Abbas, Gonzalo Bearman
    Pages 135-138
  9. Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli: Infection Prevention Considerations

    • Oryan Henig, Amanda Chikly, Dror Marchaim
    Pages 151-171
  10. C. difficile Microbiome Manipulation

    • Jessica Penney, Jenna Wick, Tinzar Basein, Shira Doron
    Pages 181-191
  11. Air Contamination in the Hospital Environment

    • Luis A. Shimose, Eriko Masuda, Ana Berbel Caban, Maria X. Bueno Rios, L. Silvia Munoz-Price
    Pages 193-205
  12. Vertical Versus Horizontal Infection Control Interventions

    • Salma Muhammad Abbas, Michael P. Stevens
    Pages 207-213
  13. The Role of the Hospital Epidemiologist

    • Kristina A. Bryant
    Pages 215-221

About this book

The first edition of Infection Prevention reviewed evolving areas in infection prevention on topics including contact precautions, technology implementation, specific infections, and care in various settings. It summarized the current data on infection prevention, presents controversies on the various topics, and includes recommendations for patient safety. Addressing hot topics such as MRSA, C. difficile vaccination, mandatory flu vaccines, and CLABSI, this is the only text to include prevention and control overviews across a range of infection issues.

Written by experts in the field, this successor edition will update current chapters on the most cutting-edge models of care on emerging and evolving topics in infectious diseases. It will also include new material and chapters on high-level disinfection, diagnostic test stewardship, unique pathogens units, outpatient antibiotic stewardship, outpatient antibiotic therapy, as well as a chapter on infection prevention metrics: how much can we prevent healthcare associated infections and how hard should we try.

The second edition of Infection Prevention: New Perspectives and Controversies is a valuable resource for infection prevention professionals, healthcare quality and safety professionals, caring for patients in in- and outpatient settings.


  • Controversial topics in infectious diseases
  • Healthcare quality improvement
  • Hospital epidemiology
  • Infection prevention
  • Patient safety

Editors and Affiliations

  • VCUHS Epidemiology and Infection Control, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA

    Gonzalo Bearman

  • Baltimore VA Medical Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

    Daniel J. Morgan

  • Division of Infectious Diseases, Cedars-Sinai, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA

    Rekha K. Murthy

  • Infection Prevention and Control Department, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

    Susy Hota

About the editors

Gonzalo Bearman MD, MPH

Richard P. Wenzel Professor of Medicine

Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Richmond, Virginia, USA

Daniel J Morgan, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist

Epidemiology, Public Health and Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baltimore VA Medical Center

Baltimore, MD, USA

Rekha K. Murthy, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases,


Professor of Clinical Medicine,

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Los Angeles, CA , USA

Susy Hota MD MSc

Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control

University Health Network

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Infection Prevention

  • Book Subtitle: New Perspectives and Controversies

  • Editors: Gonzalo Bearman, Daniel J. Morgan, Rekha K. Murthy, Susy Hota

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98426-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-98427-4

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XX, 401

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Internal Medicine, Practice and Hospital Management, Public Health, General Practice and Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-98427-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)