This practical, handy text aims to provide essential information on the fundamentals of infection prevention and control and its management in a health care setting. This important subject area means that this text should be essential reading for all students, nurses and health care practitioners to ensure they understand the general principles of infection control and best practice guidelines for clinical care of patients. Content is designed to be clear, concise and highly practical. Case studies will be included to aid understanding. Each chapter includes a summary or bullet of key points. This book also outlines the role of the medical consultant, consultant nurse / specialist infection control nurse, hospital matron, ward link nurse, ward sister, staff nurse, trust management etc to give a strategic overview of the management and organizations needed in terms of roles, responsibilities etc in relation to infection control.