Clinical Laboratory Microbiology: A Practical Approach / Edition 1

Clinical Laboratory Microbiology: A Practical Approach / Edition 1

by Karen Kiser, William Payne, Theresa Taff
     
 

Clinical Laboratory Microbiology is part of Pearson’s Clinical Laboratory Science series of textbooks, which is designed to balance theory and practical applications in a way that is engaging and useful to students. Clinical Laboratory Microbiology presents highly detailed technical information and real-life case studies that will help learners envision

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Clinical Laboratory Microbiology is part of Pearson’s Clinical Laboratory Science series of textbooks, which is designed to balance theory and practical applications in a way that is engaging and useful to students. Clinical Laboratory Microbiology presents highly detailed technical information and real-life case studies that will help learners envision themselves as members of the health care team, providing the laboratory services specific to microbiology that assist in patient care. The mixture of theoretical and practical information relating to microbiology provided in this text allows learners to analyze and synthesize this information and, ultimately, to answer questions and solve problems and cases. Some exciting features to this book include:

  • Taxonomy with a pronunciation guide

  • Checkpoints! throughout the chapter allow the reader to assess learning, develop test taking skills and promote retention. Answers are provided in the appendix.

  • Real World Tips reinforce the importance of what they are learning

  • Graphic organizers such as timelines and concept maps help visual learners grasp the content. Flow charts model the decisions that are part of identification of an unknown microorganism.

  • Learning Opportunities and Case Studies

This book should serve as a helpful bench reference for practicing laboratory professionals. Other professionals such as pathology residents, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners will find the information useful.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130921956
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Series:
MyHealthProfessionsKit Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1152
Sales rank:
355,897
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreward

Preface

Acknowledgements

Reviewers

Contributors

Part One: Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology

Chapter 1: Development of Diagnostic Microbiology

Chapter 2: Taxonomy and Classification

Chapter 3: The Bacterial Cell

Chapter 4: The Host’s Encounter with Microbes

Chapter 5: Safety

Part Two: Routine Specimen Processing

Chapter 6: Specimen Collection

Chapter 7: Cultivation of Microorganisms

Chapter 8: Presumptive Identification

Chapter 9: Final Identification

Chapter 10: Immunological Tests

Chapter 11: Susceptibility Testing

Chapter 12: Emerging Technologies

Part Three: Special Specimen Processing

Chapter 13: Acid-Fast Bacilli Cultures

Chapter 14: Fungal Cultures

Chapter 15: Ova and Parasites

Chapter 16: Viral, Chlamydial & Rickettsial Specimens

Part Four: Clinically Significant Isolates

Chapter 17: Aerobic Gram Positive Cocci

Chapter 18: Aerobic Gram Negative Cocci

Chapter 19: Aerobic Gram Positive Rods

Chapter 20: Fastidious Gram-Negative Rods

Chapter 21: Enterobacteriaceae

Chapter 22: Non-fermenting Gram Negative Rods

Chapter 23: Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, Campylobacter and Helicobacter

Chapter 24: Anaerobic Bacteria

Chapter 25: Spirochetes

Chapter 26: Mycobacterium Species

Chapter 27: Miscellaneous Microorganisms

Chapter 28: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

Chapter 29: Medical Mycology

Chapter 30: Parasitology

Chapter 31: Intracellular Microorganisms

Part Five: Analysis of Body Systems for Infectious Disease

Chapter 32: Cardiovascular System

Chapter 33: Respiratory System

Chapter 34: Urinary System

Chapter 35: Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 36: Genital System

Chapter 37: The Integumentary System

Chapter 38: Central Nervous System

Chapter 39: Skeletal System

Chapter 40: Opportunistic Infections

Chapter 41: Nosocomial Infection

Chapter 42: Global Threats

Appendix A: Answers to Case Studies

Appendix B: Answers to Checkpoints

Appendix C: Answers to Learning Opportunities

Appendix D: Medium Formulations

Appendix E: Methods

Glossary

Abbreviations

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