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.
Preface to Second Edition
I A Brief History of Bacteriology
II The Biology of Bacteria
III The Classification of Bacteria
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
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1968
- 1st January 1967
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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).
Director, Work Safety and Health Associates, Riverton, Australia.