Microbiology Nuts & Bolts: Key Concepts of Microbiology & Infection

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A clinically focused, no nonsense pocket book to the key elements of microbiology and infection. A must have guide to stop common and often unnecessary mistakes that occur in everyday medicine and antibiotic prescribing. Microbiology Nuts & Bolts has been written to provide doctors and healthcare staff with the ability to confidently identity the micro-organisms that are the cause of a patient’s infection and how to treat them. The book is set out by condition rather than micro-organism allowing for quick reference in a clinical setting. However, it is not an all-encompassing reference text and has deliberately not been referenced extensively in order to keep its presentation simple. It is intended to be concise enough to be of use on a daily basis, be it on a ward or in a clinic, yet detailed enough to promote a thorough understanding of micro-organisms, their management and ultimately patient treatment.

The book is divided into six parts: Basic Concepts, Microbiology, Infection Control, Clinical Scenarios, Antibiotics and Emergencies. It is best to read Basic Concepts and Microbiology thoroughly first, as this will give the building blocks to understanding infections. After that, dipping into the Clinical Scenarios and Antibiotics sections will aid diagnosing and managing patients with specific infections.

Emergencies have been separated into their own section to ensure they can be found quickly. Flowcharts help guide initial emergency treatment, which often needs to be implemented immediately in order to save lives, although they are not a replacement for experienced senior support. Infection Control does not go in to depth regarding policies and politics but gives practical advice about preventing the spread of infections and what to do when you have too many patients for the side rooms available.

The ultimate aim of the book is to empower doctors and healthcare staff to manage patients with infections better, if it achieves this then it will be a success.

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The author qualified from Southampton University Medical School in 1997 and gained his background knowledge from jobs in medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine and paediatrics. After 5 years of specialist training he gained his CCT in Microbiology in 2006. Now as a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist in an NHS hospital in the UK, he spends his days diagnosing, treating and managing infections.

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