This note has been
written with the aim of developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nurses
and midwives regarding infections and infectious diseases and their prevention
and control. The manual comprises seven modules. Each module is in two parts:
theory and practice, with opportunities for self-assessment through learning
activities and a workbook.
explains the following topics: Septic Shock, Hematopoietic or Lymphoreticular
Infections, Gastrointestinal Infections, Respiratory Tract Infections,
Cardiovascular Infections, Genitourinary Tract Infections, Bone and Joint
Infections, Central Nervous System Infections.
The blue book: guidelines for the control of infectious diseases has
been published by the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit Victorian
Department of Health, to assist public health practitioners in the prevention
and control of infectious diseases.
This note explains the following topics: immunity and how vaccines
work, Storage, distribution and disposal of vaccines, immunisation procedures,
immunisation by nurses and other healthcare professionals, infectious diseases,
vaccinations and vaccines.
Author(s): Dr David Salisbury, Dr Mary Ramsay and Dr