"The Tiny Infectologist"

"The Tiny Infectologist"


A Global Compendium Of Human Infectious Diseases

For humans, it's easy to travel around the globe in less than 36 hours!
Bacteria, viruses and parasites are travelling, too.

Together with colleagues of our medicalQM network from around the world, we created the first global compendium of human infectious diseases.

Publication date: March 3rd 2015 ✈

Foreword

I believe in patient focused quality/safety care. I spent my last 40 years studying, training, practicing and managing quality/ safety medicine. Currently I am the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Company Limited (BDMS) in Bangkok, Thailand. This public healthcare company is a 43 years old largest private hospital group in Thailand in terms of revenues and market capitalization. Currently BDMS owns and operates 37 hospitals and by the end of 2015 we plan to have 50 hospitals with approximately 8,000 private beds serving people in Thailand and upper ASEAN countries. We are operating by six “Hub-and-Spoke” subgroups plus the extensive vertical network companies to provide shared services to ensure efficient and effective operations of the network and strategic alliance members. Because of the size of the group we need to have many dimensions of standardizations including quality/ safety patient care. The Corporate Infection Prevention and Control is one of the most important standardizations we have been implementing in all of our hospitals in the last 3 years.

Personally I have known the authors since 2007 due to cooperation and projects in quality management. It has been my joy and honor to know doctor’s who are strongly passionate in quality and patient safety care. In my view there are quality/safety practitioners who practice quality/safety patient care through knowledge or “HEAD” and there also quality/safety practitioners who practice quality/safety through his/her strong personal commitment or “HEART”. The authors are in the “HEART” group.

In daily clinical life, infection prevention and treatment is of great importance in all healthcare practitioners in all departments. As for Joint Commission International from the USA and other major quality/safety global accreditation bodies, Infection Control is one of the top International Patient Safety Goals, which is considered the most important standards in managing the hospitals for proper caring of the patients. Without the infection prevention and control program, an organization cannot call itself a healthcare provider. When we look into today’s global/mobile society, the term tropical medicine/travel medicine is not suitable anymore since goods and people move freely and globally, so do the globalization of pathogens. For healthcare personnel working in clinical environments worldwide, a global compendium of infectious diseases and appropriate treatment is still missing. Reading this book you will find out that it is something the book aims to supply. This book also offers evidence-based clinically relevant facts concerning all infectious diseases threatening human beings. Each and every infectious disease is individually discussed in respect of taxonomy, symptoms, ways of transmission, diagnostics, appropriate treatment and prevention of spreading/control will be discussed. Therefore this book is relevant to every healthcare personnel in all fields. Since BDMS treats patients from all corners of the world, we are planning to use this book as an important reference for all of our healthcare providers in our network hospitals domestically and regionally for a long time to come.

Chatree Duangnet, M.D., FAAP. FACURP.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Medical Affairs,
Chief Executive Officer – Bangkok Medical Center
Bangkok Dusit Medical Services PLC

Author: O. Gries & T. Ly
Language: English
Size: 153mm x 225mm
Pages: 475
Cover: Paperback
Price: 249,-€
ISBN: 978-3-9816995-1-7

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