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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Studyguide for Burton's Microbiology for the Health Sciences by Engelkirk, Paul G., ISBN 9780781771955

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781428881365

Category: Education

Page: 154

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780781771955 .
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Pathophysiology for the Health Professions - E- Book

Author: Barbara E. Gould,Ruthanna Dyer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437715796

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals, Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition helps you learn to identify disease processes and disorders. Authors Barbara Gould and Ruthanna Dyer continue the tradition of a text known for its readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, updated with the latest research and clinical advances. Unique Challenge, Think About, and Emergency Treatment features help in applying the material to real-life situations. No matter which area in the healthcare field you may enter, this book provides essential preparation for conditions encountered in clinical practice. Concise and readable approach includes the information students need without overwhelming them, even if they have a limited scientific background. Unique Challenge feature asks "What can go wrong with this structure or system?" as a way to help students facilitate progress by using previously learned knowledge. Unique Think About boxes help with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review. Unique Emergency Treatment boxes list basic emergency measures; these can be modified to fit specific professions, established protocols, or practice settings. Research boxes discuss new developments, problem areas of pathophysiology, and complications associated with research. Warning Signs boxes summarize conditions that may develop in patients. Diagnostic tests and treatments are included for each of the major disorders. Case studies in each chapter provide a basis for discussion or can be used as an assignment. Study questions offer a self-assessment on the material in each chapter. Ready References in the appendix provide a quick lookup for anatomic terms, conversion tables, abbreviations and acronyms, diagnostic studies and tests, and more. A companion Evolve website includes web links, learning activities, content updates, and more. New content on the causes and trends related to disease, new drugs, technology, and treatment. Coverage of obesity and its complications, including an in-depth discussion of metabolic syndrome. Multiple disorder syndromes in the aged client. DNA, genetics and the Human Genome Project with current research on protein pathways in health (proteomics) and the implications for drug treatment and disease causation. Coverage of autism. Updated content on the H1N1 virus and communicable diseases; HIV, cancer causation, and immunology; and substance abuse to reflect common practices in the use of illicit (street) drugs as well as abuse of prescription medications. Case studies revised to emphasize chronic diseases, prevention, and acute care, and to apply to a wider range of health professions. Appendices reorganized for improved reference and lookup.
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Introduction to Health Science Technology

Author: Louise M Simmers

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418021229

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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Based on the best-selling Diversified Health Occupations, Introduction to Health Science Technology provides the health science technology student with basic entry level knowledge required for a variety of health care careers, including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, computer training, leadership, team building skills and in-depth medical math. It is also a highly practical resource that covers the core information needed to pursue a career in health care, from an introduction to the health care industry to descriptions of health-related careers to legal and ethical responsibilities of health care workers. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, the second edition includes updated information on the Food Guide Pyramid, infection control information, standards for blood pressure that concur with AMA and AHA recommendations, and much more. 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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Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Students

Author: Deborah Ward

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967732

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Preventing and controlling infection has long been an on going challenge for all healthcare workers at every level. High profile examples like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa or the prevalence of ‘super bugs’ like MRSA demonstrate that this challenge is not going to go away. As a nurse you have a responsibility to protect your patients from harm and preventing and controlling infection is a crucial component of this. By introducing the unpinning microbiology to explain how infection occurs and spreads and the practical steps and precautions that you need to follow, this book will equip you with the knowledge and information necessary to play your part in preventing and controlling infection. Key features: · Written specifically for pre-registration nursing students providing the core, evidence-based knowledge that you need to know · Breaks the science down using easy-to-follow language, practical examples and case studies · Applies microbiology to practice introducing practical steps, precautions and strategies that will benefit you as soon as you get onto your placements · Includes multiple-choice questions to test your understanding and activities to help you engage with wider issues around infection prevention and control. About the author Deborah Ward is a lecturer at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Manchester University.
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Spanish Terminology for the Dental Team

Author: N.A

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 302

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Helps anyone working in the dental office to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients, and covers greetings, assessing the patient's overall health and oral health, and dental procedures.
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Public Health and Infectious Diseases

Author: Jeffrey Griffiths,James H. Maguire,Kristian Heggenhougen,Stella R. Quah

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012381507X

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Emerging infectious diseases may be defined as diseases being caused by pathogens only recently recognized to exist. This group of diseases is important globally, and the experience of the last 30 years suggests that new emerging diseases are likely to bedevil us. As the global climate changes, so changes the environment, which can support not only the pathogens, but also their vectors of transmission. This expands the exposure and effects of infectious disease and, therefore, the importance of widespread understanding of the relationship between public health and infectious disease. This work brings together chapters that explain reasons for the emergence of these infectious diseases. These include the ecological context of human interactions with other humans, with animals that may host human pathogens, and with a changing agricultural and industrial environment, increasing resistance to antimicrobials, the ubiquity of global travel, and international commerce. * Features the latest discoveries related to influenza with a newly published article by Davidson Hamer and Jean van Seventer * Provides a listing of rare diseases that have become resurgent or spread their geographic distribution and are re-emergent * Highlights dengue and malaria, as well as agents such as West Nile and other arboviruses that have spread to new continents causing widespread concerns * Includes discussions of climate influencing the spread of infectious disease and political and societal aspects
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