Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional

Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional

3rd Edition - June 16, 2021

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  • Authors: Karin VanMeter, Robert Hubert
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323757041
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323834797

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Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional, 3rd Edition offers an excellent foundation for understanding the spread, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease — critical knowledge for today’s healthcare professional. This straightforward introductory text makes microbiology approachable and easy to learn, presenting just the right level of information and detail to help you comprehend future course material and apply concepts to your new career.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Why You Need to Know and Life Application boxes make the content more relevant by putting material in a real-world context, helping you understand how concepts apply to everyday situations.
  • UNIQUE! Medical Highlights boxes in each chapter provide anecdotal information about a pathological condition mentioned in the chapter, with illustrations and updates on new trends and information specific to the healthcare industry.
  • UNIQUE! Health Care Application tables in each chapter provide quick access to focused information on pathogens as they relate to the subject matter of the chapter, including symptoms, causes, and treatments for a given condition/pathogen when applicable.
  • Timesaving focus on just the necessary information provides the ideal level of introductory microbiology coverage.
  • Chapter outlines and key terms for every chapter enable more efficient learning.
  • Learning objectives clarify chapter goals and guide you through the content.
  • Twenty review questions at the end of each chapter test your retention and help you identify areas requiring further study.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  •     List of Tables
  •     List of Illustrations
  • Section I. Basic Science
  • 1.  Scope of microbiology
  •     Origins of microbiology and microscopy
  •     Origin and evolution of microorganisms
  •     Classification of microorganisms
  •     Microorganisms in health and disease
  •     Applied microbiology
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 2.  Chemistry of life
  •     Atoms and ions
  •     Chemical bonds and molecules
  •     Inorganic compounds
  •     Organic molecules
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 3.  Cell structure and function
  •     General structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  •     Fluid compartments and membrane transport mechanisms
  •     Cellular metabolism
  •     DNA replication and cell division
  •     Genetics
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 4.  Bacteria and archaea
  •     Bacterial structure
  •     Bacterial growth
  •     Factors influencing microbial growth
  •     Classification of bacteria and archaea
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 5.  Viruses
  •     General structure and classification
  •     Viral multiplication
  •     Major groups of viruses in vertebrates
  •     Subviral agents
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 6.  Eukaryotic microorganisms
  •     Fungi
  •     Algae
  •     Protozoans
  •     Slime molds
  •     Helminths
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • Section II. Tools for Study and Control of Microorganisms
  • 7.  Physical and chemical methods of control
  •     Microbial control
  •     Physical control
  •     Chemical control
  •     Food preservation
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 8.  Microbiological laboratory techniques
  •     Aseptic technique in laboratory preparation and analysis
  •     Culture techniques
  •     Fixation and staining
  •     Identification techniques
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 9.  Microbiological laboratory safety issues
  •     Laboratory safety
  •     Safety in healthcare facilities
  •     Emergency response
  •     Safety in homes
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 10.  Pharmacology
  •     Overview
  •     Principles of drug action
  •     Responses
  •     New drugs
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 11.  Antimicrobial drugs
  •     Mechanisms of antimicrobial action
  •     Characteristics of antimicrobial agents
  •     Resistance to antimicrobial drugs
  •     Specific antimicrobial drugs
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • Section III. Infection, Disease, and Defense
  • 12.  Infection and disease
  •     Host–microbe relationship
  •     Stages of infection
  •     Epidemiology and public health
  •     Vaccination
  •     Healthcare-associated (nosocomial) infections
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 13.  The immune response and lymphatic system
  •     Fundamentals of the immune system
  •     Components of the immune system
  •     Host defense
  •     Diseases caused by the immune system
  •     Aging and the immune system
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • Section IV. Effects on Specific Body Systems
  • 14.  Infections of the integumentary system, soft tissue, and musculoskeletal system
  •     Overview
  •     Bacterial infections
  •     Viral infections
  •     Fungal infections (mycoses)
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 15.  Infections of the respiratory system
  •     Overview
  •     Bacterial infections
  •     Viral infections
  •     Fungal infections
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 16.  Infections of the gastrointestinal system
  •     Overview
  •     Bacterial infections and illnesses
  •     Viral infections
  •     Fungal infections
  •     Parasitic infections
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 17.  Infections of the nervous system and sensory structures
  •     Overview
  •     Bacterial infections
  •     Viral infections
  •     Fungal infections
  •     Protozoan infections
  •     Prion-associated diseases
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 18.  Infections of the cardiovascular and circulatory systems
  •     Overview
  •     Bacterial infections
  •     Viral infections
  •     Fungal infections
  •     Protozoan infections
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 19.  Infections of the urinary system
  •     Overview
  •     Bacterial infections
  •     Viral infections
  •     Fungal infections
  •     Parasitic infections
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 20.  Infections of the reproductive system
  •     Overview
  •     Infections of the female reproductive system
  •     Infections of the male reproductive system
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • Section V. Factors Contributing to the Effects of Microorganisms on Human Health
  • 21.  Sexually transmitted infections and diseases
  •     Overview
  •     Bacterial infections
  •     Viral infections
  •     Fungal infections
  •     Protozoan infections
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 22.  Human age and microorganisms
  •     Perinatal
  •     Infants and children
  •     Young adults
  •     Older adults
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 23.  Microorganisms in the environment and effects on human health
  •     Normal environmental conditions
  •     Microbes and climate change
  •     Natural disasters
  •     Bioterrorism
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 24.  Emerging infectious diseases
  •     Overview
  •     Emerging and reemerging infectious diseases
  •     Global concerns
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • 25.  Biotechnology
  •     Overview
  •     Tools of genetic engineering
  •     Vectors in biotechnology
  •     Biotechnology in human medicine
  •     Biotechnology in agriculture
  •     Summary
  •     Review questions
  • Appendix A: Bergey’s manual of systematic bacteriology
  • Appendix B: Medically significant microorganisms by body system
  • Appendix C: Bibliography and Internet resources
  • Glossary
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2021
  • Published: June 16, 2021
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323757041
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323834797

About the Authors

Karin VanMeter

Karin C. VanMeter, PhD is a lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Iowa State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa

Robert Hubert

Robert J. Hubert, BS is a laboratory coordinator at Iowa State University, Department of Animal Sciences, Ames, Iowa.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory Coordinator, Iowa State University, Department of Animal Sciences, Ames, Iowa.

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