Bacteriology for Nurses

Bacteriology for Nurses

2nd Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: Geoffrey Taylor
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183022

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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



Product details

  • No. of pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • 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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