INFECTION CONTROL: Breaking the Rules
by P. V. Smith
ďAsk anyone on the street if they know about the infection control department in their local hospital, and they will most likely say they never heard of it.Ē After reading INFECTION CONTROL: Breaking the Rules by P. V. Smith, a retired infection control nurse, you are sure to learn the ins and outs of this essential hospital division.
There are two sides to the Infection Control Department in New York Cityís Justice Medical Center and both of them have secrets. First there is Natalie Sinclair, the Director of Infection Control, who is always putting the hospitalís needs before her own. Natalie is well liked and respected, so you have to wonder why she is keeping a secret about her health from her staff and family. Then there is Brandon Saunders, the Hospital Administrator, who is only looking out for himself. When the bacteria C. diff starts spreading among patients and threatens the hospitalís reputation, Brandon can only think about how it will affect his career. Like Natalie, Brandon is also hiding a big secret, but only one of them proves to be deadly.
About the Author:
P. V. Smith was born in Jamaica, where she received training to be a registered nurse. She eventually immigrated to the United States, where she continued to work as a nurse. Before her retirement, she worked in the Bronx for many years as an infection control nurse, during which she gained the inspiration to write INFECTION CONTROL: Breaking the Rules. She has a bachelorís degree in psychology from Mercy College and a masterís degree in community health/health management from Long Island University, both located in Dobbs Ferry, New York. In addition to writing, she likes to read, paint, and sew. She resides in Georgia with her husband, but maintains ties to New York, where her children and grandchildren live.
(2014, paperback, 208 pages)