Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death globally,
particularly among children and young adults. This volume emphasizes the need to
effectively address emerging antimicrobial resistance, strengthen health
systems, and increase access to care. The attainable goals are to reduce
incidence, develop innovative approaches, and optimize existing tools in
Author(s): King K Holmes, Stefano Bertozzi, Barry R Bloom, and
The intent of the course is
to provide a background into the clinical and pathophysiologic aspects of
infectious disease of organ systems. Topics covered includes: Approach to
Infectious Diseases, Fever, Vaccines and Passive Immunotherapy, Skin and Soft
Tissue Infections, Bacteremia and Infective Endocarditis, Acute and Chronic
Menigitis, Bone and Join, Urinary Tract, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Viral
Meningitis and Encephalitis.
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.
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