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MICROBIOLOGY: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS AND INFECTION PREVENTION, 1st Edition gives tomorrow's health care and nursing professionals an overview of medical microbiology while emphasizing practical applications in clinical and care settings. Starting with the basics in each chapter, the book examines the science of microbiology, as well as medical specialities, aseptic techniques and procedures, infectious diseases, epidemiology, bioterrorism, and other fascinating topics. A robust set of ancillary learning tools guide readers toward a deeper understanding of medical microbiology in practice with videos, animations, interactive games, and more. Conversational and user-friendly, MICROBIOLOGY: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS AND INFECTION PREVENTION, 1st Edition takes the fear out of medical microbiology, and opens the door to emerging health care careers.

Bruce Colbert, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Bruce Colbert is an Associate Professor and Director of the Allied Health Care Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The author of 10 traditional books, he also developed an interactive worktext and DVD program on student success. Focusing on such topics as stress and time management, he has presented more than 250 regional and national lectures and workshops devoted to professional skills, enhancing critical and creative thinking and effective decision-making. In addition, Mr. Colbert consults with educational programs to improve teaching effectiveness as well as presents active teaching workshops.

Luis Gonzalez III,

Luis Gonzalez III is an Associate Program Director in the Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. There, he also serves as the Clinical Coordinator for Pharmacy Services and directs a Pharmacy Residency Program. He is a Clinical Associate Professor for the Schools of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, and Ohio Northern University, and one of the original founders of the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic. Dr. Gonzalez has written numerous peer-reviewed publications and frequently presents at regional and national conferences.
  • Stop and Review segments ensure concepts are understood before proceeding on to new material
  • Clinical Applications connects content to real-world clinical environments illustrating how content relates to various fields of work.
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  • Case Studies pull separate concepts together, show interrelationships, and stimulate critical thinking.
1. The Background of Microbiology.
2. Medical Microbiology.
3. More Medical Microbiology Specialties.
4. Infection Control.
5. Protecting Patients and Ourselves.
6. Microbiological Related Procedures.
7. Immunizations and Antimicrobials.
8. Microbiological Diseases: Part One.
9. Respiratory Related Microbiological Diseases.
Appendix A: Answers to Chapter Stop and Review Questions.
Appendix B Clinical Laboratory Related Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Appendix C: Example Viral, Bacterial and Fungal Diseases and Causative Agents.
Appendix D: Patient Education on Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI's).
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