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Author Mitchell, Amber Hogan, author.

Title Preventing occupational exposures to infectious disease in health care : a practical guide / Amber Hogan Mitchell
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2020


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 171 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Public Health Significance -- Controlling and Preventing Occupational Illness and Infection -- Microbiology Basics -- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulatory Compliance -- Other Regulatory Requirements, National Standards, and Accreditation -- Performing a Hazard Assessment and Building an Exposure Control Plan -- Institutional and Administrative Controls -- Engineering Controls and Safer Medical Devices -- Personal Protective Equipment Placement and Use -- Facing a Modern Pandemic -- Making It All Work -- Appendices
Summary This book is a practical guide for preventing occupational exposures to bloodborne and infectious disease in health care. It is a timely and essential resource given that people working in healthcare settings sustain a higher incidence of occupational illness than any other industry sector, and at the time of publication of this book we are in the midst of a global pandemic of COVID-19. While the guide is focused on health care primarily, it would be useful for preventing exposures to essential workers in many other industries as well. The guide offers easy-to-follow instruction, all in one place, for creating, implementing, and evaluating occupational health and safety programs. Readers have practical information that they can use now to either build a new program or expand an existing one that protects workers from occupationally associated illness and infection. With a focus on the public health significance of building better, safer programs in health care, the book provides not just the evidence-based or data-driven reasoning behind building successful programs, but also includes sample programs, plans, checklists, campaigns, and record-keeping and surveillance tools
Subject Hospitals -- Safety measures
Communicable diseases -- Hospitals.
Health promotion.
Medicine, Industrial.
Health services administration.
Personnel management.
Health Promotion
Occupational Medicine
Patient Care Management
Health Services Administration
Patient Care Management -- methods
Personnel Management
medicines (material)
medicine (discipline)
Occupational medicine.
Medicine: general issues.
Medical administration & management.
Personnel & human resources management.
Public health & preventive medicine.
Medical -- Occupational & Industrial Medicine.
Medical -- General.
Medical -- Administration.
Business & Economics -- Human Resources & Personnel Management.
Medical -- Preventive Medicine.
Hospitals -- Safety measures
Communicable diseases -- Hospitals
Health promotion
Health services administration
Medicine, Industrial
Personnel management
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783030560393