Burton's Microbiology for the Health Sciences

Author: Paul G. Engelkirk,Janet L. Duben-Engelkirk,Gwendolyn R. Wilson Burton

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605476730

Category: Medical

Page: 433

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Written in a straightforward and engaging style, this premier textbook provides students with the foundation in microbiology that they need to perform their day-to-day duties in a safe and knowledgeable manner. Coverage includes the core themes and concepts outlined for an introductory course by the American Society for Microbiology. Developed for current and future healthcare professionals, the text offers vital coverage of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents, epidemiology and public health, hospital-acquired infections, infection control, and the ways in which microorganisms cause disease. This comprehensive new Ninth Edition explores the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic human diseases, including patient care, and how the body protects itself from pathogens and infectious diseases. A bound-in CD-ROM and a companion Website include case studies, additional self-assessment exercises, plus animations and special features that provide additional insight and fun facts on selected topics.
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Burton's Microbiology for the Health Science, 10th Ed, Wolters Kluwer, 2015

Burton's Microbiology for the Health Science

Author: Paul. G. Engelkirk & Junet Duben-Engelkirk

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: 1451186320

Category: Medical

Page: 500

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Microbiology—the study of microbes—is a fascinating subject that impacts our daily lives in numerous ways. Microbes live on us and in us and virtually everywhere around us. They are vital in many industries. Microbes are essential for the cycling and recycling of elements such as carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen, and provide most of the oxygen in our atmosphere. They are used to clean up toxic wastes. Microbes are used in genetic engineering and gene therapy. And, of course, many microbes cause disease. In recent years, the public has been bombarded with news reports about microbe-associated medical problems such as swine flu, bird flu, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, flesh-eating bacteria, mad cow disease, superbugs, black mould in buildings, West Nile virus, bioterrorism, anthrax, smallpox, food recalls as a result of Escherichia coli and Salmonella contamination, and epidemics of meningitis, hepatitis, influenza, tuberculosis, whooping cough, and diarrheal diseases. Written for Healthcare Professionals Burton’s Microbiology for the Health Sciences has been written primarily for nurses and other healthcare professionals. This book provides students of these professions with vital microbiology information that will enable them to carry out their duties in an informed, safe, and efficient manner, and protect themselves and their patients from infectious diseases. It is appropriate for use in any introductory microbiology course, as it contains all of the concepts and topics recommended by the American Society for Microbiology for such courses. Unlike many of the lengthy introductory microbiology texts on the market, all of the material in this book can be covered in a typical undergraduate microbiology course. Chapters of special importance to students of the healthcare professions include those dealing with disinfection and sterilization (Chapter 8), antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents (Chapter 9), epidemiology and public health (Chapter 11), healthcare-associated infections and infection control (Chapter 12), how infectious diseases are diagnosed (Chapter 13), how microbes cause disease Chapter 14), how our bodies protect us from pathogens and infectious diseases (Chapters 15 and 16), and the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases of humans (Chapters 17 through 21). New to the Tenth Edition The most obvious changes in the tenth edition are an increased number of full-color illustrations and improvement of the artwork. The book is divided into eight major sections, containing a total of 21 chapters. Each chapter contains a Chapter Outline, Learning Objectives, Self-Assessment Exercises, and information about the contents on . Interesting historical information, in the form of “ Historical Notes,” is spread throughout the book and is presented in appropriate chapters. Information summarizing important bacterial pathogens has been relocated from an appendix to Chapter 19. There are more Case Studies than in the ninth edition, and these, along with their answers, are located in the book rather than on . The number of Critical Thinking questions has been increased and are located on . Student-Friendly Features The authors have made every attempt to create a student- friendly book. The book can be used by all types of students, including those with little or no science background and mature students returning to school after an absence of several years. It is written in a clear and concise manner. It contains more than 50 Study Aid boxes, which explain difficult concepts and similar-sounding terms. Key points are highlighted. New terms are defined in the text and are included in a Glossary at the back of the book. Answers to Self-Assessment Exercises contained in the book can be found in Appendix A. Appendix C contains useful formulas for conversion of one type of unit to another (e.g., Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice versa). Because Greek letters are commonly used in microbiology, the Greek alphabet can be found in Appendix D. Additional Resources Burton’s Microbiology for the Health Sciences, 10th edition, includes additional resources for both instructors and students that are available on the book’s companion Web site at http://thePoint.lww.com/Engelkirk10e. Instructor Resources Approved adopting instructors will be given access to the following additional resources: • Image Bank • Test Generator • Lesson Plans • PowerPoint Slides • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Procedures Manual
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Author: Barbara H. Estridge,Anna P. Reynolds

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111138362

Category: Medical

Page: 816

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BASIC CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES, Sixth Edition teaches prospective laboratory workers and allied health care professionals the basics of clinical laboratory procedures and the theories behind them. Performance-based to maximize hands-on learning, this work-text includes step-by-step instruction and worksheets to help users understand laboratory tests and procedures ranging from specimen collection and analysis, to instrumentation and CLIA and OSHA safety protocols. Students and working professionals alike will find BASIC CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES an easy-to-understand, reliable resource for developing and refreshing key laboratory skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Caroline Bunker Rosdahl,Mary T. Kowalski

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781765213

Category: Medical

Page: 1741

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Now in its Ninth Edition, this comprehensive all-in-one textbook covers the basic LPN/LVN curriculum and all content areas of the NCLEX-PN®. Coverage includes anatomy and physiology, nursing process, growth and development, nursing skills, and pharmacology, as well as medical-surgical, maternal-neonatal, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. The book is written in a student-friendly style and has an attractive full-color design, with numerous illustrations, tables, and boxes. Bound-in multimedia CD-ROMs include audio pronunciations, clinical simulations, videos, animations, and a simulated NCLEX-PN® exam. This edition's comprehensive ancillary package includes curriculum materials, PowerPoint slides, lesson plans, and a test generator of NCLEX-PN®-style questions.
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Microbiology for the Health Sciences

Author: Gwendolyn R. Wilson Burton,Paul G. Engelkirk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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A source for health professionals and nursing students who need to learn the basic microbiological concepts involved in the care of patients and protection against infectious diseases. This edition features expanded chapters on parasitology, laboratory procedures, infectious diseases and biotechnology. An increased number of insight boxes, study aids, and tables provide the students with a quick look at certain aspects of topics covered in each chapter. Core themes and concepts found in an introductory microbiology course, as described by the American Society for Microbiology, are contained in this text.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 302

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Author: David J. Hoffman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 755

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The handbook provides comprehensive coverage of the following general areas of ecotoxicology: -- Methods of quantifying and measuring ecotoxicological effects-- Effects of environmental contaminants and other ecological perturbations-- Case histories involving environmental contaminant disruption of natural ecosystems-- Methods used for estimating, predicting, and modeling in ecotoxicology studies
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