Microbiology for Surgical Technologists

Microbiology for Surgical Technologists

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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. 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.of. Microorganisms. - Bacteria and oxygen Relationships Presence of Microbial Class Response ... They are anoxygenic (Tortora, Funke, aamp; Case, 2001). ... of medically significant microbes discussed in this book are chemoheterotrophs.


Title:Microbiology for Surgical Technologists
Author: Paul Price, Kevin B. Frey
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2003-01-01
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