Medical Microbiology Testing in Primary Care
Manson Publishing Ltd
Publication date: September 2012
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
This book's purpose is to help community-based primary care physicians and nurses, and laboratory-based microbiologists, better understand each others requirements in collecting and interpreting specimens, and thus to improve the quality of patient care.
The structure of this book 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. 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* 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 students.
* BMA student book of the year 2005
- Written by and for physicians and microbiologists.
- Case scenarios highlight critical steps.
- Quick action guides for day-today practice.
- Contains a wealth of colour diagrams and photomicrographs