Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals 6e
The only fully Australian ground-up microbiology text with a focus on infection control for nursing and allied health students.
This resource aims to provide a comprehensive guide to microbiology, infectious diseases and infection control. It is suitable for students, clinicians and educators in the health professions.
Microbiology is rapidly changing due to new research, the discovery of new diseases and pathogens, and changes in clinical practice. This edition presents a comprehensive update in new diagnostic techniques and improved guidelines for antibiotic use and infection control.
Where appropriate, the emphasis is placed on Australian data, the incidence of diseases in Australia, and Australian guidelines for infection control practices.
User friendly; a good text to have on hand for basic reference.
The most valuable information I have gained through reading the text are the explanations about the mode of transmission of various common communicable diseases. Rarely are two scenarios identical; the content has given me the knowledge to confidently initiate actions appropriate to the individual situation so as to reduce the spread of infections.
Highly recommended as a basic reference text.