Elsevier's Medical Laboratory Science Examination Review - E-Book

Author: Linda Graeter,Elizabeth Hertenstein,Charity Accurso,Gideon Labiner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292410

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 1577

Elsevier's Medical Laboratory Science Examination Review is a brand-new resource that offers all the review, practice, and support you need to prepare for the either the MLS or MLT certification examination. Each chapter in the book offers a thorough review on one of the core areas of Medical Laboratory Science as outlined by the ASCP Board of Certification. Practice questions are also featured at the end of each chapter and explanations and rationales for each correct answer appear at the end of the text. Plus, an eight-page full-color insert displays photomicrographs of hematological and microbiological specimens exactly as they appear under the microscope and on the MLS and MLT certification exams. A mock certifications exam is included in the print book as well as online at the companion Evolve website – which also houses additional practice questions – totaling 1,000 questions in all. Inclusion of both MLS and MLT level content and questions enables the book to be used for both certification exams Print mock exam at the end of the book contains 100 certification examination preparation questions. Content reviews in outline form enables each topic to be easily reviewed but covered in an appropriate depth. Online mock exams on the companion Evolve website include all the practice questions from the book plus additional unique questions that can be used to create mock exams for extra practice. Eight-page full-color insert within the book features 50 illustrations that show hematological and microbiological photomicrographs. Test-taking tips and suggestions discuss the exam, how it’s set up and scored, when to answer, guess and not answers questions, how to identify distracters, and more.

Saunders Medical Assisting Exam Review

Author: Deborah E. Holmes

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323226868

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 2686

With updated review questions and practice tests, Saunders Medical Assisting Exam Review, 4th Edition helps you prepare for and pass the CMA, RMA, CMAS, CCMA, and CMAA certification exams. An outline format makes it easy to review core concepts and competencies; realistic practice tests simulate the exam experience and help you build test-taking confidence. This edition adds coverage of three certifications — CMAS, CCMA, and CMAA. Written by medical assisting educator Deborah Holmes, this review includes an Evolve companion website with over 1,500 practice questions, additional practice exams for each of the certifications, flashcards, and crossword puzzles. Comprehensive content includes increased coverage of study skills and test-taking, EHR, ICD-10, and diseases and disorders. Convenient outline format provides at-a-glance review and streamlines the subject areas typically found on the certification exams. An Evolve companion website provides practice taking exams electronically, chapter review questions, crossword puzzles, and flashcards. A Professionalism and Career Development chapter emphasizes the importance of presenting yourself in a professional manner. UPDATED content covers the top 50 drugs most commonly encountered in practice, the latest standards from CAAHEP, ABHES and the NHA, and topics such as emergency preparedness and the electronic medical record. UPDATED laboratory tests and normal values reflect current practice. NEW! 3 more certifications are covered in this edition and include practice examinations on the Evolve companion website — CMAS (AMT), CCMA (NHA), and CMAA (NHA). NEW! Correlation grids to certification test outlines and competencies align with current test outlines from certifying organizations. NEW! 10 review questions per chapter are available on Evolve for additional practice. NEW! Rationales are included on all practice exams to reinforce understanding. NEW! Additional illustrations reinforce concepts and show equipment and supplies.

Complete Phlebotomy Exam Review

Author: Pamela Primrose

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323239137

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 9189

Prepare for phlebotomy certification and licensure exam success with Complete Phlebotomy Exam Review, 2nd Edition. This comprehensive review book has 1,500 questions. A new pretest provides an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, and a mock certification exam at the end of the book tests your knowledge of necessary information. Organized into chapters that correlate with the trusted textbook by Warekois and Robinson, each chapter includes a content review followed by multiple-choice questions, each with an answer, a rationale, and a page-number reference to information in the companion textbook. An Evolve website offers even more opportunity to practice ,with all the questions in the book plus 500 extra and the ability to sort by category or test in study or exam modes. 100-question mock certification exam at the end of the book allows you to test your comprehension of the material and identify areas of strength and weakness to target study. Answers, rationales, and page-number references to the trusted companion test by Warekois and Robinson help you understand why your selected answer was right or wrong and strengthen your knowledge of key exam content areas. The Evolve site provides you with myriad opportunities for practice. With all the text questions plus an additional 500, you can take tests in exam or study mode and sort questions by category or chapter to tailor practice to your individual needs. Organized by chapters, each begins with a content review to break the subject of phlebotomy into manageable areas. Multiple-choice questions with answers and rationales in each chapter test your comprehension of the material. NEW! 1,500 questions provide you with even more opportunities for testing yourself and reinforcing the content. NEW! 100-question pretest at the beginning of the book lets you assess where you stand from the start so you can target your study accordingly. NEW! Photos and line drawings throughout the book illustrate what is being discussed and help you learn more about the equipment you will encounter on the job.

Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science

The Basics and Routine Techniques

Author: Mary Louise Turgeon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323370616

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 1422

Using a discipline-by-discipline approach, Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science: Concepts, Procedures, and Clinical Applications, 7th Edition provides a fundamental overview of the skills and techniques you need to work in a clinical laboratory and perform routine clinical lab tests. Coverage of basic laboratory techniques includes key topics such as safety, measurement techniques, and quality assessment. Clear, straightforward instructions simplify lab procedures, and are described in the CLSI (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute) format. Written by well-known CLS educator Mary Louise Turgeon, this text includes perforated pages so you can easily detach procedure sheets and use them as a reference in the lab! Hands-on procedures guide you through the exact steps you'll perform in the lab. Review questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your understanding and identify areas requiring additional study. A broad scope makes this text an ideal introduction to clinical laboratory science at various levels, including CLS/MT, CLT/MLT, and Medical Assisting, and reflects the taxonomy levels of the CLS/MT and CLT/MLT exams. Detailed full-color illustrations show what you will see under the microscope. An Evolve companion website provides convenient online access to all of the procedures in the text, a glossary, audio glossary, and links to additional information. Case studies include critical thinking and multiple-choice questions, providing the opportunity to apply content to real-life scenarios. Learning objectives help you study more effectively and provide measurable outcomes to achieve by completing the material. Streamlined approach makes it easier to learn the most essential information on individual disciplines in clinical lab science. Experienced author, speaker, and educator Mary Lou Turgeon is well known for providing insight into the rapidly changing field of clinical laboratory science. Convenient glossary makes it easy to look up definitions without having to search through each chapter. NEW! Procedure worksheets have been added to most chapters; perforated pages make it easy for students to remove for use in the lab and for assignment of review questions as homework. NEW! Instrumentation updates show new technology being used in the lab. NEW! Additional key terms in each chapter cover need-to-know terminology. NEW! Additional tables and figures in each chapter clarify clinical lab science concepts.

Elsevier's Integrated Review Biochemistry E-Book

with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Author: John W. Pelley

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455727040

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 306

Effectively merge basic science and clinical skills with Elsevier's Integrated Review Biochemistry, by John W. Pelley, PhD. This concise, high-yield title in the popular Integrated Review Series focuses on the core knowledge in biochemistry while linking that information to related concepts from other basic science disciplines. Case-based questions at the end of each chapter enable you to gauge your mastery of the material, and a color-coded format allows you to quickly find the specific guidance you need. This concise and user-friendly reference provides crucial guidance for the early years of medical training and USMLE preparation. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Spend more time reviewing and less time searching thanks to an extremely focused, "high-yield" presentation. Gauge your mastery of the material and build confidence with both case-based, andUSMLE-style questions that provide effective chapter review and quick practice for your exams. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Grasp and retain vital concepts more easily thanks to a color-coded format, succinct,text, key concept boxes, and dynamic illustrations that facilitate learning in a highly visual approach. Effectively review for problem-based courses with the help of text boxes that help you clearly see the clinical relevance of the material.

An Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

Author: F. J. Baker,R. E. Silverton,Eveline D. Luckcock

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483195414

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 342

View: 6715

An Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology, Second Edition provides information pertinent to medical laboratory technology. This book discusses the importance of laboratory technology in hospital practice. Organized into seven sections encompassing 33 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the role of the medical technologist in the diagnosis of disease by the use of certain accepted laboratory methods. This text then explains the general types of glassware that is widely used in medical laboratories. Other chapters consider the main methods of estimating the sugar content of body fluids, methods in feces and gastric analysis, and microscopical and chemical examination of urine. This book discusses as well the microscopic examination of bacteria, which necessitates making smears and hanging-drop preparations on microscope slides. The final chapter deals with some aspects of elementary physiology. This book is a valuable resource for students and junior technicians, as well as for qualified technologists and medical students.

Landmark Papers in Clinical Chemistry

Author: Richard M. Rocco

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080458946

Category: Science

Page: 522

View: 9794

This is the first major review of the developments in clinical laboratory science in the 20th century presented in the words of the original inventors and discoverers. Introductory comments by the editor help place the works within the historical context. Landmark Papers addresses: *The origin of the home pregnancy test available today in every drugstore *The woman who invented a billion dollar technology, refused to patent it and went on to win a Nobel Prize *The scientists who worked on the US Government’s crash program at the start of WWII to find a substitute for the malaria drug quinine *The blood test used to monitor the effectiveness of cholesterol lowering drugs that today are taken by over 20 million patients *The graduate student who invented a technology for testing for infectious diseases, took it to Africa to screen people for malaria for the first time and which is now used to test for HIV infection world-wide *The invention of molecular diagnostics by Linus Pauling and the road to individualized medicine *The development of the glucose meter used by diabetics up to six times a day to monitor their metabolic control *First book of this kind dedicated to clinical chemistry *Thirty-nine articles that have shaped the field today *A survey of the major developments in the field clinical chemistry in the 20th century

Ferri's Best Test E-Book

A Practical Guide to Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging E-Book

Author: Fred F. Ferri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323527531

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 1178

Practical and concise, this manual is a quick, go-to reference for up-to-date clinical material on today’s diagnostic testing and laboratory tests. Three convenient sections provide quick access to key information on clinical laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging, and diagnostic algorithms. Experienced author Dr. Fred Ferri uses a unique, easy-to-follow format to simplify complex information and help you choose the best test to supplement your clinical diagnostic skills. Features a new appendix on when to use contrast agents in ordering CT and MRI scans. Discusses new modalities including transient elastography (Fibroscan), CT enterography and CT enteroclysis. Provides new comparison tables to easily evaluate the best test; new algorithms for evaluation of immunodeficiency and hematochezia; and new tables and illustrations throughout to improve your test selection.

Linné & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science

The Basics and Routine Techniques

Author: Mary Louise Turgeon,Karen Munson Ringsrud

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323034128

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 4284

Now in full color, this market-leading text has been updated and streamlined! New to this edition, author Mary Louise Turgeon maintains the book's clear, simple writing style, but condenses the material to include only the most relevant information. The text provides both a fundamental overview of the field of clinical laboratory science and a discipline-by-discipline approach to each of the clinical lab science areas. It stresses laboratory skills and techniques throughout -- providing the general background knowledge necessary for working in a clinical laboratory and performing routine clinical laboratory tests. A broad scope and "must-know" information makes this text perfect for introductory clinical laboratory science courses at several levels, such as CLS/MT, CLT/MLT, and Medical Assisting. Basic Laboratory Techniques (Part I) includes fundamentals of the clinical laboratory such as safety, measurement techniques, and quality assessment. Clinical Laboratory Specializations (Part II) covers the various disciplines in the field. Chapter Objectives show what readers will achieve by the completing the material. Hands-on Procedures describe exactly what takes place in the clinical lab. Review Questions at the end of each chapter represent the core information, allowing students to evaluate their mastery of the material. A Glossary lists all key terms with their definitions at the end of the text. Updated information includes new content on point-of-care testing and laboratory automation. Full-color design provides new color photos and line drawings, a feature not offered by other introductory books in this field. Mary Louise Turgeon is an experienced medical educator and author in this rapidly changing field. Streamlined "specialization" chapters provide an overview of key information. Expanded ancillaries offer more test bank questions, PowerPoint® slides, and additional instructor materials, all available via Evolve.

Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care

Fifth Edition

Author: Carole Kenner, PhD, NNP, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109764

Category: Medical

Page: 1026

View: 8892

"This book provides a complete look at neonatal healthcare delivery. This edition includes discussions of contemporary topics of interest, such as informatics, genetics, global health, and family-centered care, which are vital to providers caring for neonates today. The case studies and the evidence-based practice dialogues at the end of each chapter provide great opportunities for further reflection. The book is useful to a wide audience in nursing, including undergraduate and graduate nursing students, practicing neonatal and pediatric nurses, and advanced practice nurses who care for neonates." Score: 92, 4 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews This 'classic' has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the most up-to-date research findings and strategies for providing cost-effective and evidence-based care. New chapters address emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective. Included are updated neonatal care protocols and procedures, neuroprotective risk factors, new treatments, and new trends in developmental care. Text integrates the Institute of Medicine's (10M) five competencies, reflects the Affordable Healthcare Act and the Robert Wood Johnson and 10M report "The Future of Nursing." The text continues to provide neonatal care from a physiologic and pathophysiologic approach, with a major emphasis on nursing management at the bedside and advanced practice level. Each neonatal body system is presented, along with E-B interventions to assist in understanding the 'why' behind what is seen in the clinical area. Integrative management is threaded through the text along with extensive research findings to support practice strategies and rationales for sound clinical decision-making. Topics of recent interest include iatrogenic complications, neonatal pain, use of computers or other technology in neonatal care, and neonatal AIDS. Case studies enhance understanding of both common and rare neonatal conditions. New to the Fifth Edition: New chapters: emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective Updated neonatal care protocols and procedures, neuroprotective factors, new treatment modalities and new trends in developmental care Tackles the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Addresses the expansion of the nurse's role in the US and worldwide Provides case studies that lead the reader through the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of common and rare neonatal conditions

Physician Coding Exam Review 2013

The Certification Step with ICD-9-CM

Author: Carol J. Buck

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145577491X

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 7577

Build the confidence to succeed on the AAPC CPC® certification exam and take your medical coding career to the next step with CPC® Coding Exam Review 2013: The Certification Step with ICD-9-CM! Reflecting the expert insight of leading coding educator Carol J. Buck, this complete exam review guides you step-by-step through all of the content covered on the CPC® exam, including anatomy and terminology for each organ system; reimbursement concepts; an overview of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS coding; and more. Plus, two practice exams and a final exam modeled on the actual CPC® exam simulate the exam experience to give you a head start on certification success. Comprehensive review content based on the AAPC CPC® exam covers everything you need to know to pass your exams. Companion Evolve website includes a pre-exam and post-exam with answers and rationales that allow you to track your learning, identify areas where you need more study, and overcome test anxiety. A final exam located in the text simulates the actual testing experience you’ll encounter when you take the CPC® exam. Concise outline format helps you quickly access key information and study more efficiently. NEW! Real-world, physician-based coding cases provide extra practice and preparation for the CPC exam.

Mosby’s Exam Review for Computed Tomography - E-Book

Author: Daniel N. DeMaio

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323065899

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 9452

This study tool has everything you need to prepare for the ARRT CT exam! Written in outline format, Mosby's Exam Review for Computed Tomography, 2nd Edition serves as both a study guide and an in-depth review. It covers the three content areas on the CT advanced certification examination: patient care, imaging procedures, and physics/instrumentation. Developed by Daniel N. DeMaio, BS, RT(R) (CT), the book simulates the Registry exam with three 165-question mock exams. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Review questions with answers help you prepare for the ARRT exam and identify areas that need additional study. Rationales for correct and incorrect answers provide you with the information you need to make the most out of the Q&A sections. A thorough, outline-format review covers the three content areas on the computed tomography advanced certification exam: patient care, imaging procedures, and physics/instrumentation.

Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012

5 Books in 1, Expert Consult - Online and Print

Author: Fred F. Ferri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323056113

Category: Medical

Page: 1524

View: 5809

With the 2012 edition of this book you can access current diagnostic and therapeutic information on more than 700 common medical conditions faster and more effectively than ever before. Dr. Fred F. Ferri's popular "5 books in 1" format provides quick guidance on Acute Coronary Syndromes, Biceps Tendonitis, H1N1 Influenza, Infertility, Metastic Brain Tumors, Postpartum Follow-up, Small Bowel Obstruction, Social Anxiety Disorder, Stuttering and much more. This book is the fastest, most effective way to access current diagnostic and therapeutic information on more than 700 common medical conditions.--[Source inconnue].

Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory

A Guide to Error Detection and Correction

Author: Amitava Dasgupta,Jorge L. Sepulveda

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124158587

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 4355

This practical, easy-to-use guide, named to Doody’s Core Titles 2013, addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, process of specimen collection, enzymes, biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists can therefore rely on one reference which speaks to both their needs of accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care. Erroneous hospital and pathology laboratory results can be confusing and problematic, especially in acute care situations. While some factors creating interference, can be identified in the laboratory, detecting many others is often dependent on clinical details unavailable to the laboratory scientists or pathologists. Therefore, clinicians must become proficient in identifying such erroneous reports, and working with pathologists and laboratory scientists so that they can understand the source of such interferences, correct the results, and then decide what course of action must be followed for proper patient management. Named to Doody’s Core Titles 2013, a collection development tool for health sciences libraries of all sizes, by Doody Enterprises Practical information for both clinicians and laboratory scientists, presented in the form of tables and charts for easy reference Focus on range and sources of interferences rather than details of toxicologic mechanisms which are well covered in toxicology textbooks Covers interferences across endocrine, oncology, hematology, immunohistochemistry, immunology, serology, microbiology, and molecular testing

Clinical Chemistry

Fundamentals and Laboratory Techniques

Author: Donna Larson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292534

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 9677

Gain a clear understanding of pathophysiology and lab testing! Clinical Chemistry: Fundamentals and Laboratory Techniques prepares you for success as a medical lab technician by simplifying complex chemistry concepts and lab essentials including immunoassays, molecular diagnostics, and quality control. A pathophysiologic approach covers diseases that are commonly diagnosed through chemical tests — broken down by body system and category — such as respiratory, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular conditions. Written by clinical chemistry educator Donna Larson and a team of expert contributors, this full-color book is ideal for readers who may have minimal knowledge of chemistry and are learning laboratory science for the first time. Full-color illustrations and design simplify complex concepts and make learning easier by highlighting important material. Case studies help you apply information to real-life scenarios. Pathophysiology and Analytes section includes information related to diseases or conditions, such as a biochemistry review, disease mechanisms, clinical correlation, and laboratory analytes and assays. Evolve companion website includes case studies and animations that reinforce what you’ve learned from the book. Laboratory Principles section covers safety, quality assurance, and other fundamentals of laboratory techniques. Review questions at the end of each chapter are tied to the learning objectives, helping you review and retain the material. Critical thinking questions and discussion questions help you think about and apply key points and concepts. Other Aspects of Clinical Chemistry section covers therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, transplantation, and emergency preparedness. Learning objectives in each chapter help you to remember key points or to analyze and synthesize concepts in clinical chemistry. A list of key words Is provided at the beginning of each chapter, and these are also bolded in the text. Chapter summaries consist of bulleted lists and tables highlighting the most important points of each chapter. A glossary at the back of the book provides a quick reference to definitions of all clinical chemistry terms.

Phlebotomy - E-Book

Worktext and Procedures Manual

Author: Robin S. Warekois,Richard Robinson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292844

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 9910

With a storyboard format and full-color illustrations, Phlebotomy: Worktext and Procedures Manual describes all aspects of phlebotomy, with complete coverage of equipment, safety procedures, arterial blood gases, point-of-care testing, and practical phlebotomy skills. Procedures are outlined in a detailed storyboard format, pairing steps with full-color photos to help you understand the equipment and techniques such as venipuncture, dermal puncture, arterial blood collection, and special procedures. Written by Robin Warekois and Richard Robinson, this book also includes workbook sections for review, study questions, competency checklists, and a mock certification exam providing effective preparation for the phlebotomy certification exam. A storyboard format outlines common procedures, with steps accompanied by full-color photos. The Human Anatomy and Physiology section offers in-depth information on body systems. A perforated bookmark on the back cover serves as a "tube guide" or quick reminder of which stopper tops to use for various diagnostic tests. Learning objectives begin each chapter and indicate what you should achieve. Key Terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter and are bolded in the text. Lists of abbreviations at the beginning of each chapter provide a quick reference and explanation for unfamiliar abbreviations. Clinical Tips provide important hints and information. Special icons identify OSHA standards that must be followed when performing procedures. Flashbacks and Flashforwards refer to other information that can help you work safely and efficiently. Competency Checklists contain the most critical and important steps in procedures. Review questions in each chapter help you learn and remember material. A mock certification exam helps in reviewing for the phlebotomy certification exam with 200 multiple-choice questions. A glossary provides definitions of important terms identified in the Key Terms lists at the beginning of each chapter. What would you do? clinical scenarios let you apply your knowledge to real-life challenges in the workplace. Updated venipuncture procedure keeps you current with CLSI standards. Higher-level questions are added to the mock certification exam, asking you to think critically about the information in each chapter. An additional mock certification exam for extra practice is added to the Evolve companion website -- which also includes videos of procedures, interactive exercises, and an audio glossary.

Grundlagen der chinesischen Medizin

Author: Giovanni Maciocia

Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"

ISBN: 3437187473

Category: Medical

Page: 1328

View: 5082

Erfahren Sie alles über die Theorie der TCM und der Akupunktur. In Grundlagen der chinesischen Medizin lernen Sie die verschiedenen Therapieprinzipien und den Einsatz der Akupunktur kennen. Der Inhalt basiert auf sorgfältiger Recherche in klassischen und modernen chinesischen Texten und erklärt Ihnen die Anwendung der Theorien im Kontext der westlich-medizinischen Praxis. Darüber hinaus: Wissen über pathologische Prozesse und pathogene Faktoren, diagnostische Hinweise (vor allem Pulsdiagnose), Bewertung der Symptome, Identifizierung von Krankheitsmustern nach den Kriterien der TCM. Die neue Auflage mit: zusätzlichen zusammenfassenden Kästen und zahlrichen „Hinweisen für die Praxis" neuen Fallberichten für ein noch besseres Verständnis der TCM/Akupunktur zusätzlichen Abbildungen separatem Fragen-und-Antworten-Teil zur Wissensüberprüfung

Clinical Microbiology for Diagnostic Laboratory Scientists

Author: Sarah Jane Pitt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118745833

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 3687

A modern, evaluative, and integrative approach to diagnostic microbiology encouraging problem-solving in the clinical laboratory context through the use of examples to illustrate clinical and diagnostic issues Clinical Microbiology for Diagnostic Laboratory Scientists is designed to encourage readers to develop a way of thinking that can be applied to any diagnostic scenario in microbiology. Through consideration of a selected range of infections caused by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and helminths, the book encourages readers to explore connections between the available information about clinical symptoms, pathogenesis of infections, and the approaches used in laboratory diagnosis, in order to develop new insights. The book begins with an introductory chapter that outlines the scope of clinical diagnostic microbiology and the key areas for the laboratory scientist to be aware of. The subsequent six chapters review a type of infection in depth, using particular pathogenic microorganisms to illustrate salient points. At the end of each chapter there are three exercises related to management of a diagnostic service and assessing the suitability of test methods to specific contexts. There are no right or wrong answers to these, but the reader can discuss them with their laboratory colleagues or university tutor. Makes extensive use of published research in the form of journal articles, publically available epidemiological data, professional guidelines, and specialist websites Stimulates the reader in critical appraisal of published evidence and encourages problem-solving in the laboratory Outlines the scope of clinical diagnostic microbiology and the key areas for the laboratory scientist to be aware of Considers topics relevant to professional scientists working in the area of diagnostic microbiology Clinical Microbiology for Diagnostic Laboratory Scientists is ideal for post graduate scientists intending to pursue careers in diagnostic clinical microbiology and for biomedical scientists, clinical scientists, and full time students studying for upper level qualifications in biomedical science, microbiology, or virology.