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cover image - Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),3rd Edition
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Publication Date: 08-02-2021
Page Count: 544
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Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 3rd Edition

by Karin C. VanMeter, PhD and Robert J. Hubert, BS

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ISBN: 9780323834810
Publication Date: 08-02-2021
Page Count: 544
Imprint: Mosby
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Appropriate for all science backgrounds, Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional, 3rd 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 your students comprehend future course material and apply concepts to their new careers.

    • UNIQUE! Why You Need to Know and Life Application boxes make the content more relevant by putting material in a real-world context, helping you understand how concepts apply to everyday situations.
    • UNIQUE! Medical Highlights boxes in each chapter provide anecdotal information about a pathological condition mentioned in the chapter, with illustrations and updates on new trends and information specific to the healthcare industry.
    • UNIQUE! Health Care Application tables in each chapter provide quick access to focused information on pathogens as they relate to the subject matter of the chapter, including symptoms, causes, and treatments for a given condition/pathogen when applicable.
    • Timesaving focus on just the necessary information provides the ideal level of introductory microbiology coverage.
    • Chapter outlines and key terms for every chapter enable more efficient learning.
    • Learning objectives clarify chapter goals and guide you through the content.
    • Twenty review questions at the end of each chapter test your retention and help you identify areas requiring further study.
    • NEW! The Bigger Picture section in each body system chapter identifies other body systems that might be affected by a particular microbial infection.
    • NEW! Technology Boxes highlight new technology, such as artificial intelligence, that is becoming more essential to diagnosis and treatment in the healthcare field.
  • Section 1: Basic Science

    1.      Scope of Microbiology

    2.      Chemistry of Life

    3.      Cell Structure and Function

    4.      Bacteria and Archaea

    5.      Viruses

    6.      Eukaryotic Microorganisms

    Section 2: Tools for Study and Control of Microorganisms

    7.      Physical and Chemical Methods of Control

    8.      Microbiological Laboratory Techniques

    9.      Microbiological Laboratory Safety Issues 

    10.  Pharmacology

    11.  Antimicrobial Drugs

    Section 3: Infection, Disease and Defense

    12.  Infection and Disease

    13.  The Immune Response and Lymphatic System

    Section 4: Effects on Specific Body Systems

    14.  Infections of the Integumentary System, Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal System

    15.  Infections of the Respiratory System

    16.  Infections of the Gastrointestinal System

    17.  Infections of the Nervous System and Sensory Structures

    18.  Infections of the Cardiovascular and Circulatory Systems

    19.  Infections of the Urinary System

    20.  Infections of the Reproductive System

    Section 5: Factors Contributing to the Effects of Microorganisms on Human Health

    21.  Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases

    22.  Human Age and Infections

    23.  Microorganisms in the Environment and Effects on Human Health

    24.  Emerging Infectious Diseases

    25.  Biotechnology

    Appendix A: Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology

    Appendix B: Medically Significant Microorganisms by Body Systems

    Appendix C: Bibliography

    Glossary

  • 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, Ames, Iowa.
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