Chapter 5. Prevention of Infection During Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

  1. Professor Andrew J. Cant1,
  2. Dr Angela Galloway2 and
  3. Dr Graham Jackson3
  1. W. Larmouth and
  2. A. Galloway

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988763.ch5

Practical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Practical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

How to Cite

Larmouth, W. and Galloway, A. (2007) Prevention of Infection During Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, in Practical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (eds A. J. Cant, A. Galloway and G. Jackson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988763.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Consultant Paediatric Immunologist, Director of Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

  2. 2

    Consultant Microbiologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne

  3. 3

    Consultant Haematologist, Director of Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405134019

Online ISBN: 9780470988763

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Keywords:

  • exogenous organisms;
  • endogenous organisms;
  • inanimate environment;
  • hand hygiene;
  • healthcare personnel

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods to prevent infection

  • Clean environment

  • Clean air

  • The inanimate environment

  • Water

  • Hand hygiene

  • Food and Personal hygiene

  • Visitors

  • The infected patient

  • Staff health

  • Protective clothing

  • Surveillance specimens

  • Prophylaxis for infection

  • Spirituality

  • Alternative treatments and procedures