Essentials of Applied Microbiology for Nurses Including Infection Control and Safety

by Apurba S Sastry, Sandhya Bhat

The aim of this book is to focus on Essentials of Applied Microbiology for Nurses Including Infection Control and Safety. Book has been thoroughly framed as per revised Indian Nursing Council Curriculum for BSc Nursing. This book is divided into two parts following applied microbiology and infection control including safety. Applied Microbiology Part comprises of sections such as general microbiology, immunology, bacterial infections, viral infections, parasitic infections, and fungal infections. The general microbiology section is meticulously structured with the inclusion of general bacteriology, general virology, general parasitology, and general mycology chapters. General bacteriology is reorganized into a single chapter with several sub-chapters. The immunology section covers topics such as immunity, components of the immune system, immune response, antigen, antibody and complement, antigen-antibody reaction, hypersensitivity reactions and immunoprophylaxis, and national immunization schedule. Virology section covers topics such as DNA viral infections like Herpes and others, and RNA viral infections such as Myxoviruses, rubella, coronaviruses, arboviruses, rabies, polio, HIV, hepatitis viruses, Ebola, viral gastroenteritis, oncogenic viruses, and others. The Mycology section covers topics such as superficial mycoses, subcutaneous mycoses, systemic (deep) mycoses, and opportunistic fungal infections. Infection control section comprises of topics such as healthcare-associated infections (HAI), standard precautions including hand hygiene and PPE, transmission-based precautions, major HAI types, HAI surveillance, and infection control committee, sterilization and disinfection (Including CSSD), biomedical waste management, needle stick injury, environmental surveillance, and laundry management. Simple and lucid language of the text makes the book easy to understand.

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Author Author's Affiliation
1. Sastry Apurba S
Hospital Infection Control and Prevention Unit (HICP);
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India
Hospital Infection Control and Prevention Unit (HICP); Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India
2. Bhat Sandhya Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), (A Unit of Madras Medical Mission), Puducherry, India
Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) (A Unit of Madras Medical Mission), Puducherry, India
ISBN 9789354659386
Speciality Microbiology and Immunology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18750
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2022
Pages 420
Book Type Textbook

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