The Environment of Care and Health Care-Associated Infections: An Engineering Perspective

Product Code: 055578
Author: Farhad Memarzadeh, PhD, PE

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This monograph explores the role of the health care environment in infection prevention and control. The document discusses the effects of temperature and humidity on the transmission of viruses, bacteria, and fungi, and gives details on the advantages and potential shortcomings of strategies to reduce health care-associated infections. It also includes a wealth of background information on the pathogens commonly found in health care facilities today.