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Author Struthers, J. Keith, author.

Title Medical microbiology testing in primary care / J. Keith Struthers, Consultant Microbiologist, Health Protection Agency, West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Michael J. Weinbren, Consultant Microbiologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, United Kingdom, Christopher Taggart, Primary Care Physician, Tile Hill Primary Care Centre, Coventry, United Kingdom, Kjell J. Wiberg, Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Department of Infectious Diseases, Washington Hospital Centre, Washington DC, United States of America
Published Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press : Manson Publishing, [2012]
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Contents Ch. 1. The introduction -- ch. 2. Organisms and antibiotics -- ch. 3. The urine specimen -- ch. 4. The genital specimen -- ch. 5. The swab of the chronic leg ulcer -- ch. 6. Fungal scrapings of the nail apparatus (Onychomycosis), the hair, and the skin -- ch. 7. The faecal specimen -- ch. 8. The eye and the respiratory tract specimen -- ch. 9. The serology specimen -- ch. 10. Infections in pregnancy -- ch. 11. Antibiotic guidelines
Summary The book's purpose is to help community-based primary care physicians and nurses, and laboratory-based microbiologists, better understand each other's requirements in collecting and interpreting specimens, and thus to improve the quality of patient care, while saving resources and reducing unnecessary antibiotic prescription. The book's structure focuses on three basic principles: deciding whether a specimen is clinically necessary; how to collect the specimen effectively, and how to interpret the laboratory report. Individual chapters cover all the main specimen types sent to the laboratory from primary care. At the beginning of each chapter a case scenario is used to identify critical steps in processing a particular specimen type, followed by quick action guides to assess current practice and implement necessary changes in procedure. The award winning author of Clinical Bacteriology (BMA student book of the year 2005) has brought together a microbiologist, a primary care physician and a specialist in infectious disease, to produce this concise, highly illustrated guide, of value alike to primary care physicians, nurses, microbiologists and medical students
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Medical microbiology.
Primary care (Medicine)
Medical microbiology.
Primary care (Medicine)
Form Electronic book
Author Taggart, Christopher, author
Weinbren, Michael J., author
Wiberg, Kjell J., author
ISBN 042915867X