Bacteriology for Nurses - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780433321507, 9781483183022

Bacteriology for Nurses

2nd Edition

Authors: Geoffrey Taylor
eBook ISBN: 9781483183022
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 144
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Description

Bacteriology for Nurses provide nurses and others who are associated with medicine with a simple outline of basic bacteriology and the applications of bacteriology to medicine and to nursing. The fundamentals of medical bacteriology, namely the anatomy and physiology of bacteria, infection, and the body defenses against infection are discussed. The bacteria which cause common diseases of various sites in the body, such as the respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract, are considered together. Only common and important infections are included.

Comprised of 15 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; rickettsiae and viruses; pyogenic and chronic bacterial infections; 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 will be of interest to nurses as well as immunologists, bacteriologists, pathologists, physiologists, clinicians, and research workers in the field of medicine.

Table of Contents


Preface

Preface to Second Edition

I A Brief History of Bacteriology

II The Biology of Bacteria

III The Classification of Bacteria

IV Infection

V Body Defences Against Infection

VI The Destruction of Bacteria

VII Rickettsiae and Viruses

VIII The Collection of Bacteriological Specimens

IX The Pyogenic Infections

X Chronic Bacterial Infections

XI Generalised Infections

XII Infections of the Respiratory Tract

XIII Infections of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract

XIV Infections of the Nervous System

XV Elementary Parasitology

Glossary

Index

Details

No. of pages:
144
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1968
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483183022

About the Author

Geoffrey Taylor

Mr Taylor has carried out field surveys of workplaces over 36 years. He has his own safety and environment consultancy, and is a sessional lecturer at the Australian Centre for Work Safety at Carlisle TAFE College, and at Curtin University. Geoff is a past president of the Safety Institute of Australia Western Australian Division, and was a board member of the International Commission on Occupational Health. He has been senior lecturer in OHS at Curtin University, a sessional lecturer at Edith Cowan University, OHS study area leader in TAFE-Western Australia and chief scientific officer with the Western Australian OHS authority. Geoff has developed and delivered OHS training at various management levels for the mining, construction and water industries and designed, coordinated and taught university and TAFE courses in OHS. He has an advisory role with the Mining and Resource Contractors Safety Training Association (MARCSTA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Work Safety and Health Associates, Riverton, Australia.

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