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Microbiology is part of the core curriculum in surgical technology. It may be presented as a separate course in a two-year program or integrated into a variety of courses in a one-year program. Typically microbiology is taught by a member of the surgical technology program. This text is a comprehensive treatment of the disease-causing organisms that may present with a surgical patient or develop post-surgery as an acquired infection. The text addresses the specific needs of the surgical technologist in maintaining aseptic technique and caring for surgical patients before, during, and after surgery.
- Designed specifically for the surgical technology student rather than for the general allied health population
- Content throughout is related to the concept of asepsis and the surgical environment
- Section on Implications for the Surgical Technologist ties concepts to job performance with an emphasis on safety and infection control
- Color insert provides images of infectious pathogens
- Case Studies present clinical situations in the surgical environment with questions relating to the proper actions to be taken by the surgical technologist and why
- Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment guidelines are presented for the diseases caused by each organism discussed
Chapter 1: Introduction to Microbiology.
Chapter 2: Introduction to Cells and Cell Structure.
Chapter 3: Classifications of Organisms and Genetics.
Chapter 4: Microbial Life and Growth.
Chapter 5: The Infectious Disease Process.
Chapter 6: Aseptic Technique.
Chapter 7: Microbial Relationships.
Chapter 8: Immunology.
PART II: BACTERIOLOGY.
Section I: Identification of Specific Bacteria.
Chapter 9: Staphylococcus and Aerobic Gram-Positive Cocci.
Chapter 10: Streptococcus and Related Aerobic Gram-Positive Cocci.
Chapter 11: Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli, Coccobacilli, and Coryneform Bacilli.
Chapter 12: Neisseria and Aerobic Gram-Negative Cocci.
Chapter 13: Other Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli.
Chapter 14: Haemophilus
Chapter 15: Gram-Negative Enteric Bacilli.
Chapter 16: Non-Fermenting Aerobic Gram-Negative Bacilli.
Chapter 17: Curved Aerobic Gram-Negative Bacilli.
Chapter 18: Gram-Negative Anaerobic Bacteria.
Chapter 19: Gram-Positive Anaerobic Bacteria.
Chapter 20: Mycobacteria.
Chapter 21: Spirochetes.
Chapter 22: Rickettsia.
Section II: Pathogens of Body Fluids and Systems.
Chapter 23: Cerebrospinal Fluid and Other Body Fluids.
Chapter 24: Blood.
Chapter 25: Respiratory System.
Chapter 26: Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat.
Chapter 27: Genitourinary System.
Chapter 28: Gastrointestinal System.
Chapter 29: Integumentary System.
Chapter 30: Internal Tissues.
PART III: VIROLOGY.
Chapter 31: Characteristics of Viruses.
Chapter 32: Significant Viruses.
Chapter 33: Emerging Viral Infections
PART IV: PARASITOLOGY.
Chapter 34: Characteristics and General Information of Parasites.
Chapter 35: Intestinal Protozoans.
PART V: MYCOLOGY.
Chapter 36: Characteristics and General Information of Fungi and Yeasts.
Chapter 37: Opportunistic Fungi.
Chapter 38: Yeasts
PART VI: WOUND HEALING.
Chapter 39: Wound Healing and Microorganisms
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