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Microbiology for Surgical Technologists, 1st Edition

  • Kevin B. Frey
  • Paul Price
  • ISBN-10: 0766826996  |  ISBN-13: 9780766826991
  • 512 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



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.

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Features and Benefits

  • 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

Table of Contents

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.
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.
Chapter 31: Characteristics of Viruses.
Chapter 32: Significant Viruses.
Chapter 33: Emerging Viral Infections
Chapter 34: Characteristics and General Information of Parasites.
Chapter 35: Intestinal Protozoans.
Chapter 36: Characteristics and General Information of Fungi and Yeasts.
Chapter 37: Opportunistic Fungi.
Chapter 38: Yeasts
Chapter 39: Wound Healing and Microorganisms

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ePack: Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach, 4th + Microbiology for Surgical Technologists + Study Guide and Lab Manual + CourseMate 2-Year Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1418823619 | ISBN-13: 9781418823610


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kevin B. Frey

Kevin B. Frey, CST, M.A., has worked as a CST in the Air Force. He also taught and served as chairman of ST at Pueblo Community College in Colorado.

Paul Price

Paul Price, CST/CFA, MBA, has 21 years of experience in the O.R. and as an ST, clinical instructor and program director. Mr. Price was the program director at South Plains College in Texas for five years.