Microbiology for Surgical Technologists

Microbiology for Surgical Technologists

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Microbiology is part of the core curriculum in surgical technology. It may be presented as a separate course in a two-year program or integrated into a variety of courses in a one-year program. Typically microbiology is taught by a member of the surgical technology program. This text is a comprehensive treatment of the disease-causing organisms that may present with a surgical patient or develop post-surgery as an acquired infection. The text addresses the specific needs of the surgical technologist in maintaining aseptic technique and caring for surgical patients before, during, and after surgery. Benefits: - Designed specifically for the surgical technology student rather than for the general allied health population - Content throughout is related to the concept of asepsis and the surgical environment - Section on Implications for the Surgical Technologist ties concepts to job performance with an emphasis on safety and infection control - Color insert provides images of infectious pathogens - Case Studies present clinical situations in the surgical environment with questions relating to the proper actions to be taken by the surgical technologist and why - Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment guidelines are presented for the diseases caused by each organism discussed.Bacteria and other cells have enzymes called photoreactivating enzymes that can repair the damage done by the UV light. The enzymes bind to the thymine dimers and, with the use of light energy, break the bonds that form the dimers, anbsp;...

Title:Microbiology for Surgical Technologists
Author:Paul Price, Kevin B. Frey
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2003-01-01


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