An Introduction to Microbiology for Nurses is an introductory text on microbiology for nurses, written in simple language and restricting those sections on the fundamentals of bacteriology (for example, the physiology of bacteria) to a minimum. Instead of presenting systematic bacteriology and describing organisms genus by genus, disease-causing bacteria are considered together in each particular part of the human body. Only the common and important infections are included.
Comprised of 16 chapters, this book begins with a historical background on bacteriology, followed by a discussion on the biology of bacteria. A classification of bacteria is then presented, and infections caused by bacteria are described. Subsequent chapters focus on body defenses against bacterial infections; killing of bacteria through disinfection and sterilization; antibacterial therapy; and collection of bacteriological specimens as part of bacteriological diagnosis. Infections of the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, and the nervous system are also analyzed. The final chapter is devoted to elementary parasitology.
This monograph is intended for nurses interested in learning more about microbiology and bacteriology.
Preface to the Third Edition
1 A Brief History of Bacteriology
2 The Biology of Bacteria
3 The Classification of Bacteria
5 Body Defences Against Infection
6 Disinfection and Sterilisation
7 Antibacterial Therapy
8 The Collection of Bacteriological Specimens
9 The Pyogenic Infections
10 Chronic Bacterial Infections
11 Generalised Infections
12 Infections of the Respiratory Tract
13 Infections of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract
14 Infections of the Nervous System
15 Viruses Chlamydiae and Rickettsiae
16 Elementary Parasitology
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1980
- 1st January 1980
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