Infections and infectious diseases. A manual for nurses and midwives in the WHO European Region



There is an urgent need to re-establish basic infection control measures, which have been overlooked or have played a less important role in controlling the spread of infections since the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s. This manual was 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. It is intended to be used as an interactive learning package for nurses and midwives in the WHO European region, specifically in eastern Europe. There are seven modules. Each module has two parts: theory and practice. A workbook is provided separately, with opportunities for self-assessment through learning activities. A completed workbook is also available for each module to give further guidance to readers.