Reviews of first edition: “This book tells every healthcare professional all they need to know about infection control… A user-friendly, valuable source of knowledge on a subject that can be confusing and complicated.” Nursing Standard “A valuable contribution within any health or social environment." Journal of Community Nursing Infection prevention and control is an essential component of nursing care, and a crucially important subject area for both nursing students and qualified nurses. Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control gives readers a firm grasp of the principles of infection control, how they relate to clinical practice and the key issues surrounding the subject. It provides a comprehensive guide to the prevention, management and control of healthcare associated infections, and the basic elements of microbiology, immunology and epidemiology that underpin them. Thoroughly revised in line with current policy, this new edition contains brand-new chapters on a range of topics including the role of the Infection Prevention and Control Team, audit and surveillance, and the management of outbreaks. Also incorporating a range of case studies and examples as well as additional online content, it is essential reading for all nursing students as well as qualified nursing and healthcare professionals. Explores both principles and practice of a crucial subject area Accessible and user-friendly, with a range of features to help study including key definitions, links back to clinical practice, and chapter learning outcomes and summaries Accompanied by an online resource centre featuring MCQs, weblinks, case scenarios and downloadable fact sheets Features an increased clinical focus, with more application to practice This title is also available: as a Wiley E-Text, powered by VitalSource: an interactive digital version of the book featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note-taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms instantly on CourseSmart at www.coursesmart.co.uk/9781118306659. CourseSmart offers extra functionality, as well as an immediate way to review the text. For more details, visit www.coursesmart.com/instructors or www.coursesmart.com/students
This book provides the reader with a consistent approach to theory of structures on the basis of applied mechanics. It covers framed structures as well as plates and shells using elastic and plastic theory, and emphasizes the historical background and the relationship to practical engineering activities. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the school of structures that has evolved at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich over the last 50 years. The many worked examples and exercises make this a textbook ideal for in-depth studies. Each chapter concludes with a summary that highlights the most important aspects in concise form. Specialist terms are defined in the appendix. There is an extensive index befitting such a work of reference. The structure of the content and highlighting in the text make the book easy to use. The notation, properties of materials and geometrical properties of sections plus brief outlines of matrix algebra, tensor calculus and calculus of variations can be found in the appendices. This publication should be regarded as a key work of reference for students, teaching staff and practising engineers. Its purpose is to show readers how to model and handle structures appropriately, to support them in designing and checking the structures within their sphere of responsibility.
This book is the first attempt ever to offer a consistent review of the main stages of a new way to produce foil from metals and alloys through vacuum deposition; the author has created physical models adequately describing this process and enabling engineering calculations of its basic parameters. The results of this study have laid a scientific foundation for the development of commercial scale process of making ultrathin foils, including those from difficult-to-form titanium alloys, as well as for the development of vacuum engineering devices working something of semiconductors. This book aims to draw the attention of materials science experts, students and postgraduate students of technical universities.
An updated guide to the theory and practice of investment management Many books focus on the theory of investment management and leave the details of the implementation of the theory up to you. This book illustrates how theory is applied in practice while stressing the importance of the portfolio construction process. The Second Edition of The Theory and Practice of Investment Management is the ultimate guide to understanding the various aspects of investment management and investment vehicles. Tying together theoretical advances in investment management with actual practical applications, this book gives you a unique opportunity to use proven investment management techniques to protect and grow a portfolio under many different circumstances. Contains new material on the latest tools and strategies for both equity and fixed income portfolio management Includes key take-aways as well as study questions at the conclusion of each chapter A timely updated guide to an important topic in today's investment world This comprehensive investment management resource combines real-world financial knowledge with investment management theory to provide you with the practical guidance needed to succeed within the investment management arena.
Everything you need to get a grip on the complex world of derivatives Written by the internationally respected academic/finance professional author team of Sebastien Bossu and Philipe Henrotte, An Introduction to Equity Derivatives is the fully updated and expanded second edition of the popular Finance and Derivatives. It covers all of the fundamentals of quantitative finance clearly and concisely without going into unnecessary technical detail. Designed for both new practitioners and students, it requires no prior background in finance and features twelve chapters of gradually increasing difficulty, beginning with basic principles of interest rate and discounting, and ending with advanced concepts in derivatives, volatility trading, and exotic products. Each chapter includes numerous illustrations and exercises accompanied by the relevant financial theory. Topics covered include present value, arbitrage pricing, portfolio theory, derivates pricing, delta-hedging, the Black-Scholes model, and more. An excellent resource for finance professionals and investors looking to acquire an understanding of financial derivatives theory and practice Completely revised and updated with new chapters, including coverage of cutting-edge concepts in volatility trading and exotic products An accompanying website is available which contains additional resources including powerpoint slides and spreadsheets. Visit www.introeqd.com for details.
Expert advice that applies the theory and practice of investment management to today's financial environment The changing nature and rapid growth of the investment management industry, along with new theoretical developments in the field of finance, have led to a need for higher quality investment management practices and better qualified professionals. The Theory and Practice of Investment Management recognizes these needs and addresses them with sharp, innovative insights from some of the most respected experts in the field of investment management. The Theory and Practice of Investment Management discusses and describes the full scope of investment products and strategies available in today's market. Led by financial experts Frank Fabozzi and Harry Markowitz, the contributors to this book are active, successful practitioners with hands-on expertise. By combining real-world financial knowledge with investment management theory, this book provides a complete analysis of all pertinent investment products-including hedge funds and private equity-and explores a wide range of investment strategies. Tying together theoretical advances in investment management with actual applications, this book gives readers an opportunity to use proven investment management techniques to protect and grow a portfolio under many different circumstances.
Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses is a concise, accessible introduction to health promotion and public health for pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses. Promoting the health and wellbeing of patients is a vital part of the nursing role, and the updated second edition of this user-friendly book discusses the foundations for health promotion practice using practical examples, activities and discussion points to encourage readers to reflect on their values, debate the issues and apply their knowledge and understanding to practice.
Capital investment decisions are a constant challenge to all levels of financial managers. Capital Budgeting: Theory and Practice shows you how to confront them using state-of-the-art techniques. Broken down into four comprehensive sections, Capital Budgeting: Theory and Practice explores and illustrates all aspects of the capital budgeting decision process. Pamela Peterson and Frank Fabozzi examine the critical issues and limitations of capital budgeting techniques with an in-depth analysis of: Classifying capital budgeting proposals Determining the relevant cash flows for capital budgeting proposals Assessing the economic value of a capital budgeting proposal using different techniques Incorporating risk into the capital budgeting decision Evaluating whether to lease or borrow-to-buy Capital Budgeting: Theory and Practice provides the knowledge, insight, and advice that will allow you to handle one of the most important aspects of your firm's financial management. Advanced enough for practitioners yet accessible enough for the novice, Capital Budgeting: Theory and Practice is your complete guide to understanding and benefiting from the essential techniques of capital budgeting.
Praise for Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control «Our nation is faced with dual alarming trends of record highs in white-collar crime and seemingly record lows in ethics. The solution cannot be left only to legislators, regulators, and law enforcement. It requires the attention of all of us in business to create a culture of compliance. This new book by Martin Biegelman and Joel Bartow is an invaluable resource to achieving the highest levels of compliance.» –Kenneth J. Hunter, former chief postal inspector and former president & CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus «This is a timely and thought-provoking addition to fraud and risk management literature. For seasoned executives who are navigating the maze of compliance, legislative requirements, and increasingly sophisticated criminal activity, this book will be a frequent reference and guide. Neophyte managers will gain years of insight and direction that can only benefit their organizations. Academics, both faculty and students, will learn from the authors' ability to apply theory to high-level practice.» –Gary R. Gordon, EdD, Professor of Economic Crime Management and Executive Director, Economic Crime Institute of Utica College «All executives need to protect themselves and their organizations from the potentially catastrophic damage fraud can cause, both financially and reputationally. This new book is a very clear and practical guide to achieving that goal.» –Toby J. F. Bishop, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners «This book is a must-read for anyone eager to understand–and prevent–the toxic mix of temptations that can destroy a company's reputation overnight. The authors, both seasoned former fraud investigators, bring a unique, clear-eyed perspective to the topic of corporate fraud. They have seen it all, and their book is an invaluable reference for senior management, compliance executives, in-house lawyers, and anyone else who cares about corporate integrity.» –Leslie R. Caldwell, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius former director, U.S. Department of Justice Enron Task Force «Excellent resource! A great guide for corporate management in the post-Enron world.» –Karen A. Popp, Partner, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP and former associate counsel to President Bill Clinton and former federal prosecutor
An interdisciplinary approach to understanding queueing and graphical networks In today's era of interdisciplinary studies and research activities, network models are becoming increasingly important in various areas where they have not regularly been used. Combining techniques from stochastic processes and graph theory to analyze the behavior of networks, Fundamentals of Stochastic Networks provides an interdisciplinary approach by including practical applications of these stochastic networks in various fields of study, from engineering and operations management to communications and the physical sciences. The author uniquely unites different types of stochastic, queueing, and graphical networks that are typically studied independently of each other. With balanced coverage, the book is organized into three succinct parts: Part I introduces basic concepts in probability and stochastic processes, with coverage on counting, Poisson, renewal, and Markov processes Part II addresses basic queueing theory, with a focus on Markovian queueing systems and also explores advanced queueing theory, queueing networks, and approximations of queueing networks Part III focuses on graphical models, presenting an introduction to graph theory along with Bayesian, Boolean, and random networks The author presents the material in a self-contained style that helps readers apply the presented methods and techniques to science and engineering applications. Numerous practical examples are also provided throughout, including all related mathematical details. Featuring basic results without heavy emphasis on proving theorems, Fundamentals of Stochastic Networks is a suitable book for courses on probability and stochastic networks, stochastic network calculus, and stochastic network optimization at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a reference for researchers and network professionals who would like to learn more about the general principles of stochastic networks.
As an original innovator of the portable alpha concept, PIMCO has been managing an increasing number of different portable alpha strategies for investors since 1986. And now, with Portable Alpha Theory and Practice, the PIMCO team shares their extensive experiences with you. Filled with in-depth insights and expert guidance, this reliable resource provides an informative look at portable alpha and key related concepts, as well as detailed discussion on the many ways it can be applied in real-world situations.
Concise introduction to the basic principles of solar energy, photovoltaic (PV) systems, PV cells, PV measurement techniques, and grid connected systems, overviewing the potential of PV electricity for students and engineers new to the topic Starting with the basic principles of solar energy, this practical text explains the fundamentals of semiconductor physics and the structure and functioning of the solar cell. It describes current measurement techniques for solar modules, and the planning and operation of grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Key features: clarifies the technical and economic perspectives of PV energy generation, whilst providing an overview on the current economic status discusses the future development of PV, including efficient promotion instruments and price development each chapter contains various exercises and descriptive examples, with operation results from concrete PV plants an accompanying website hosting exercise solutions, links to further PV references, and free downloads of the figures and additional software www.textbook-pv.org This is an essential text for renewable energy students, technicians and engineers wanting to know how solar cells work and how to design a complete PV plant. It is also a useful resource for PV installers, planners, operators, consultants, financers, potential energy investors and politicians.
This is a complete examination of the theory and methods of modern olefin metathesis, one of the most widely used chemical reactions in research and industry. Provides basic information for non-specialists, while also explaining the latest trends and advancements in the field to experts Discusses the various types of metathesis reactions, including CM, RCM, enyne metathesis, ROMP, and tandem processes, as well as their common applications Outlines the tools of the trade—from the important classes of active metal complexes to optimal reaction conditions—and suggests practical solutions for common reaction problems Includes tables with structures of commercial catalysts, and recommendations for commercial catalyst suppliers
Understand the theories and interpret the actions of modern central banks Central Banking takes a comprehensive look at the topic of central banking, and provides readers with an understanding and insights into the roles and functions of modern central banks in advanced as well as emerging economies, theories behind their thinking, and actual operations practices. The book takes a systematic approach to the topic, while providing an accessible format and style that is appropriate for general audiences and students with only a minimal macroeconomic background. Theoretical reviews and examples of how the theories are applied in practice are presented in an easy-to-understand manner and serve as a guide for readers to further investigate specific ancillary central banking topics and as a means to make informed judgments about central bank actions. Important topics covered in the book include: Evolution of central banking functions and the international monetary system Theoretical backgrounds that are the foundation to the modern practice of monetary policy Monetary policy regimes, including exchange rate targeting, money supply growth targeting, the risk management approach, inflation targeting, and unconventional monetary policy. Actual practice in market operations and transmission mechanisms of monetary policy The exchange rate and central banking Theoretical backgrounds related to various dimensions of financial stability Current developments with regards to sustaining financial stability The future of central banking in the wake of the 2007-2010 global financial crisis Case studies on relevant practical issues and key concepts in central banking Designed as essential reading for students, market analysts, investors, and central banks' new recruits, Central Banking better positions readers to interpret the actions of central banks and to understand the complexities of their position in the global financial arena.