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Infection control and prevention 

Infection control and prevention
Infection control and prevention

Nitish Khana

and Theresa Inkster

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date: 15 August 2020

This chapter considers the prevention and control of infection in the cardiac intensive care unit. Standard infection control precautions are described, with specific details of hand hygiene and transmission-based precautions. The prevention and management of Clostridium difficile, MRSA, and influenza are described. The indications for antimicrobial therapy are described and the classification and clinical uses of classes of antimicrobial agents are outlined

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