Infection prevention and control is an essential component of care, and an issue high on the agenda for both nurses and patients. This concise, accessible text provides students and newly qualified staff with an invaluable guide to the essential principles of infection prevention and control, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe and effective care. Infection Prevention and Control addresses key aspects of infection control in everyday practice, together with more specific considerations in particular aspects of care. It explores risk assessment, discusses how to prevent the spread of infection and control of specific and common infections. It looks at how infection can be managed in a wide variety of settings, including paediatric settings, critical care settings, and specialist care settings. to provide safe and effective care.