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.
This note explains the following
topics: Classifications, Modes of Spread and Infection, and Properties of
Agents, Human Immune Response, Serologic Testing for Infectious Agents,
HIV/AIDS, Modeling Infectious Diseases, Tuberculosis, Respiratory Infections,
Diarrheal Diseases, and Influenza, Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases, Parasitic
Diseases, Viral Hepatitis A, B and C, Arboviral Diseases, Sexually Transmitted
Infections, Infectious Disease Interventions or Vaccines.
is transmitted among humans by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. The
originality of this book is to offer the latest compilation on various
research, new concepts, paradigms and innovative approaches for the control of
anophelines using state-of-the-art methodologies and analysis. The 24
chapters, written by internationally recognized experts from 5 continents,
cover the rich landscape for the understanding of Anopheles mosquitoes and the
development of more effective weapons to control the vector of malaria.
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