Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition
Easily understood by students without any chemistry or biology background, Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional, 2nd Edition offers an excellent foundation for understanding the spread, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease — critical knowledge for today’s healthcare professional. This straightforward introductory text makes microbiology approachable and easy to learn, presenting just the right level of information and detail to help you comprehend future course material and apply concepts to your new career.
- Focuses on just the right amount of information you need to know to save you valuable time.
- Chapter outlines and key terms for every chapter help you study more efficiently.
- Learning objectives clarify chapter goals and guide you through content.
- UNIQUE! Why You Need to Know boxes detail the history and everyday relevance of key topics to enhance your understanding.
- UNIQUE! Life Application boxes demonstrate how science applies to real-world scenarios.
- UNIQUE! Medical Highlights boxes emphasize special details and anecdotal information to give you a more comprehensive understanding of pathologic conditions.
- UNIQUE! Healthcare Application tables provide quick access to important data on symptoms, causes, and treatments.
- Review questions at the end of each chapter test your understanding and help you identify areas requiring further study.
- Internet resources listed at the end of every chapter direct you to reliable sources for further research.
- UPDATED! Additional micrographs and cellular photos from author’s collection help engage you.
- NEW! Appendix on key human bacterial pathogens arranged by body system with text page references provides a quick reference to diseases, organisms, and their characteristics.
1. Scope of Microbiology
2. Chemistry of Life
3. Cell Structure and Function
4. Microbiological Laboratory Techniques
5. Safety Issues
6. Bacteria and Archaea
8. Eukaryotic Microorganisms
9. Infection and Disease
10. Infections of the Integumentary System, Soft Tissue, and Muscle
11. Infections of the Respiratory System
12. Infections of the Gastrointestinal System
13. Infections of the Nervous System and Senses
14. Infections of the Circulatory System
15. Infections of the Urinary System
16. Infections of the Reproductive System
17. Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases
18. Emerging Infectious Diseases
19. Physical and Chemical Methods of Control
20. The Immune System
22. Antimicrobial Drugs
23. Human Age and Microorganisms
24. Microorganisms in the Environment and Environmental Safety
Karin C. VanMeter, PhD, Lecturer
Iowa State University
Department of Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ames, Iowa and Robert J Hubert, BS, Laboratory Coordinator
Iowa State University
Department of Animal Sciences