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Microbiology Nuts and Bolts

David Garner

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Microbiology Nuts and Bolts
25 March 2019
Clinical & internal medicine; Hospital infections; Other branches of medicine; Pathology; Medical microbiology & virology
A clinically focused, no-nonsense pocket book to the key elements of microbiology and infection. A must-have guide to stop common and often unnecessary mistakes that occur in everyday medicine and antibiotic prescribing.

This book is divided into six parts:

Basic Concepts - covers the background information healthcare staff need to know in order to understand infections, what microorganisms cause them and where they come from, as well as how to diagnose infections.

Microbiology - explains how to investigate patients with infections and how to make the best use of a laboratory microbiology service.

Infection Control - provides the knowledge healthcare staff need in order to safely manage patients with transmissible infections without spreading these infections to either themselves or other patients.

Clinical Scenarios - gives details of the common and important infections which patients present with, arranged in body systems to make them simple to follow.

Antibiotics - explains how to prescribe safely, how to review antibiotics and what to do if patients are failing to respond to treatment, as well as empirical guidelines and information about individual antibiotics.

Emergencies - covers the life threatening infections, which all doctors cannot afford to miss, and how to manage them.

Finally there is an easy microbiology book which helps doctors to understand infections without having to be a microbiologist (Hospital FY2 doctor) I love this book! Like my patients, this book presents with clinical conditions and symptoms not bacteria (General Practitioner)
By:   David Garner
Imprint:   Microbiology Nuts and Bolts
Edition:   3rd ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   386g
ISBN:   9781916007109
ISBN 10:   1916007104
Pages:   380
Publication Date:   25 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Microbiology Nuts and Bolts

A well-written book...concise, well set out and easy to use. It contains a wealth of useful information and is a valuable resource. Would recommend this book to trainees in any specialty including microbiology and to students wishing to improve their knowledge of microbiology. The Bulletin of The Royal College of Pathologists This book delivers a uniquely relevant and accessible take on microbiology and does an excellent job of bridging the gap between the dry lists of pathogens learnt at medical school and the clinical reality of infection...I would recommend it to medical students and junior doctors in all specialties. Clinical Medicine, Royal College of Physicians This book provides an impressively broad coverage of microbiology in theory and practice and I can see uses for it for students, junior doctors and general practitioners. In the Proteus-like swarm of handbooks this one has found its still has a place in my bag several weeks after I first picked it up. JAC, The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy This carefully edited pocket guide to all things infection related packs a vast amount of information into a small space, and would be a useful back-up or portable revision aid for any pharmacist dealing with infection. This would make this a practical aide-memoire for the busy clinician, akin to the Oxford Clinical Handbook series. The Pharmaceutical Journal, The Royal Pharmaceutical Society Microbiology Nuts & Bolts is a comprehensive yet concise book that would be useful to any healthcare professional managing patients with infections. Its pocket-sized and clinically focused layout makes it a 'must have' survival tool for junior doctors who are expected to understand and manage increasingly difficult clinical problems. Institute of Biomedical Science, British Journal of Biomedical Science Microbiology Nuts and Bolts is a pocket-sized paperback book. The target readership encompasses doctors on the frontline of Medical Microbiology and those studying for or working in allied professions such as nursing, pharmacy and biomedical sciences. The contents of the book will equip doctors to effectively manage their patients as it addresses the scenarios they face day-to-day on the wards, in clinics and in GP surgeries. Likewise, it will help those in allied professions understand their aspect of the subject within the wider context of Medical Microbiology as a whole. SfAM - Society for Applied Microbiology This pocket-sized book, with accompanying website (, was written by UK-based consultant microbiologist, David Garner. Overall, it is a very good pocket guide covering the basics of microbiology, with handy tables and diagrams that can be referred to rapidly when required. JHI - The Hospital Infection Society

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