Clinical Laboratory Microbiology

Clinical Laboratory Microbiology : A Practical Approach

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 1152 pages
  • 223.52 x 279.4 x 43.18mm | 2,639.89g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130921955
  • 9780130921956
  • 338,501

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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.show more

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 Abbreviationsshow more

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