Clinical Microbiology

An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals


  • Jennie Wilson, BSc(Hons), RGN, Senior Nurse Manager and Surveillance Co-ordinator, Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Unit, Central Public Health Laboratory, London, UK

This book provides clear and concise information about microorganisms, how they cause infection, and how they can be treated. The many illustrations throughout the text help make the information more accessible, and the comprehensive referencing used will enable further in-depth study, if required, by the reader.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2316-3

Table of Contents

The history of microbiology. Micro-organisms and their properties. The epidemiology of infection.The immune response. Antimicrobial chemotherapy. Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation. The microbiology laboratory. A guide to pathogenic bacteria. A Guide to viruses. A guide to fungi, protozoa, helminths and ectoparasites. Infection associated with health care: the infection control programme.The principles of infection prevention and control. Important nosocomial infections: pathogenesis and prevention.The management of infectious patients (isolation nursing)