Clinical Laboratory Microbiology: A Practical Approach : 9780130921956

Clinical Laboratory Microbiology: A Practical Approach

Kiser, Karen et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Clinical Laboratory Microbiology presents highly detailed technical information and real-life case studies that will help learners envision themselves as members of the health care team, providing the laboratory services specific to microbiology that assist in patient care. The mixture of theoretical and practical information relating to microbiology provided in this text allows learners to analyze and synthesize this information and, ultimately, to answer questions and solve problems and cases.
Table of contents
  • Part One:  Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Chapter 1:  Development of Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Chapter 2:  Taxonomy and Classification
  • Chapter 3:  The Bacterial Cell
  • Chapter 4:  The Host’s Encounter with Microbes
  • Chapter 5:  Safety
  • Part Two:  Routine Specimen Processing
  • Chapter 6:  Specimen Collection
  • Chapter 7:  Cultivation of Microorganisms
  • Chapter 8:  Presumptive Identification
  • Chapter 9:  Final Identification
  • Chapter 10:  Immunological Tests
  • Chapter 11:  Susceptibility Testing
  • Chapter 12:  Emerging Technologies
  • Part Three:  Special Specimen Processing
  • Chapter 13: Acid-Fast Bacilli Cultures
  • Chapter 14: Fungal Cultures 
  • Chapter 15:  Ova and Parasites
  • Chapter 16:  Viral, Chlamydial & Rickettsial Specimens
  • Part Four:  Clinically Significant Isolates
  • Chapter 17:  Aerobic Gram Positive Cocci
  • Chapter 18: Aerobic Gram Negative Cocci
  • Chapter 19:  Aerobic Gram Positive Rods
  • Chapter 20:   Fastidious Gram-Negative Rods
  • Chapter 21: Enterobacteriaceae
  • Chapter 22:  Non-fermenting Gram Negative Rods
  • Chapter 23:  Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, Campylobacter and Helicobacter
  • Chapter 24:  Anaerobic Bacteria
  • Chapter 25:  Spirochetes
  • Chapter 26:  Mycobacterium Species
  • Chapter 27:  Miscellaneous Microorganisms
  • Chapter 28: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma
  • Chapter 29: Medical Mycology
  • Chapter 30:  Parasitology
  • Chapter 31:  Intracellular Microorganisms
  • Part Five:  Analysis of Body Systems for Infectious Disease
  • Chapter 32: Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 33: Respiratory System
  • Chapter 34:  Urinary System
  • Chapter 35:  Gastrointestinal System       
  •  Chapter 36:  Genital System
  • Chapter 37:  The Integumentary System
  • Chapter 38:  Central Nervous System
  • Chapter 39:  Skeletal System
  • Chapter 40:  Opportunistic Infections
  • Chapter 41:  Nosocomial Infection
  • Chapter 42:  Global Threats
  • Appendix A:  Answers to Case Studies
  • Appendix B:  Answers to Checkpoints
  • Appendix C:  Answers to Learning Opportunities
  • Appendix D:   Medium Formulations
  • Appendix E:   Methods
  • Glossary
  • Abbreviations
Features & benefits
  • Objectives are comprised of two levels: Level I for basic or essential information and Level II for more advanced information.  These objectives were reviewed by clinical (medical) laboratory technician (CLT/MLT) educators who made recommendations that aimed the Level I objectives to their students. Clinical laboratory science/medical technologist (CLS/MT) educators may expect their students to meet both Level I and Level II objective requirements.
  • Overview gives the reader an idea of the chapter content and organisation.
  • Key Terms alert the student to important terms used in the chapter and found in the glossary.
  • Each chapter offers students a variety of opportunities to assess their knowledge and ability to apply it.
  • Case Study is a running case feature that first appears at the beginning of each chapter and focuses the student's attention on the subject matter that the chapter will cover.  Throughout the chapter at appropriate places, additional information on the case may be given such as laboratory test results, and then questions are asked.  The questions relate to the material presented in preceding sections.  Appendix A provides the answers to the Case Study questions.
  • Checkpoints are integrated throughout the chapter.  These questions require the student to pause along the way to recall or apply information covered in preceding sections. 
  • A Summary concludes the text portion of each chapter in order to help the student bring all the material together.
  • Review Questions appear at the end of each chapter.  The two sets of questions are referenced and organised to correspond to the Level I and Level II objectives.