The stated goal of this book is to serve as a reference on nosocomial infections and their management as they occur in the pediatric patient. To my knowledge, this text is unique in this respect.
This book is not a textbook of bacteriology or of pediatric infectious disease. Attention is focused on specific infections that present distinct infection control issues in pediatrics. Subject matter is organized into four sections: by site (eg, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, surgical wounds, etc), by pathogen (eg, varicella, hepatitis, and respiratory syncytial virus), management of high-risk patients (eg, the neonate and the immunocompromised patient), and personnel and policies relating to infection control. The editor has chosen a highly skilled group of contributors; indeed, the names read like a current Who's Who in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
The book will be a handy reference for all who care for hospitalized children. Despite the increased trends for shortened