The most influential reference in the field for nearly 20 years, Hospital Infections is now in its thoroughly updated Fourth Edition. Written and ... Show synopsis The most influential reference in the field for nearly 20 years, Hospital Infections is now in its thoroughly updated Fourth Edition. Written and edited by internationally recognized authorities -- many affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- the book is the most comprehensive and reliable guide to the recognition, management, prevention, and control of nosocomial infections.The Fourth Edition features more than 30 new contributing authors and includes new chapters on tuberculosis; the practice of epidemiology in community hospitals; the role of professional and regulatory organizations in infection control programs; and infection control in developing countries. All chapters from the previous edition have been updated. Coverage includes timely information on the challenges posed by the emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis and vancomycin-resistant "enterococci." This edition also presents the latest recommendations on universal precautions and isolation systems, as well as on chemoprophylaxis for certain HIV-exposed health care workers.