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Textbook of Microbiology for B.Sc Nursing Students, 1/e

  • Book

  • 792 Pages
  • May 2022
  • I.K. International Pvt. Ltd
  • ID: 5599048
Microbiology is the study of microorganisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Microbiology has proven to be one of the most important disciplines in biology making it possible to identify how some of the organisms could cause disease, discover how to treat them with antibiotics and even use of some microbes for humans diets and industries.

Microbes keep on evolving to cause new diseases. The most recent pandemic outbreaks, the 2003 SARS pandemic caused by the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-1) and the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19, has significantly changed the world.

This textbook has been structured keeping in mind the students. It provides a solid background of the subject of microbiology. Fascinating images and conceptual diagrams have been used that support the text concisely and provide a clear insight into fundamental concepts and understanding of microbes. A unique feature of the book is that every chapter has key points, important questions. It contains up-to-date information about infectious diseases, their causative agents, treatment and preventive measures including vaccines.

This book can also be used as a ready reckoner by students of MSc. nursing.

Spread in 80 chapters under five units covering all aspects of microbiology for BSc nursing students:
UNIT I : Introduction: Principles, historical development of microbiology, and its importance to nursing.
UNIT II: General characteristics, classification and identification of microorganisms.
UNIT III: Methods of infection control and role of a nurse in hospital-acquired infections/nosocomial control programme.
UNIT IV: Disease producing organisms: Bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and rodent vectors, and collection of clinical specimens for diagnosis.
UNIT V : Immunity: Concept, types/classification, serological tests, immunization, and immunization/vaccination schedule.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Introduction to Microbiology
1. Introduction, Importance and Relevance of Microbiology to Nursing
2. Historical Development of Microbiology
Unit II: General Characteristics of Microorganisms
3. Classification of Microorganisms
4. Characteristics of Microorganisms
5. Bacterial Morphology
6. Structure and Functions of a Bacterial Cell
7. Bacterial Motility and Locomotion
8. Colonization of Pathogenic Bacteria
9. Reproduction and Mode of Genetic Transfer in Bacteria
10. Growth and Nutrition of Microorganisms
11. Culture Media
12. Culture Methods
13. Microscope and Microscopy
14. Staining and Hanging Drop Mount Techniques
15. Bacterial Classification/Taxonomy
16. Laboratory Methods for Identification of Bacteria
Unit III: Infection Control
17. Asepsis, Infection and Disease
18. Sterilization and Disinfection
19. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Antibiotics
20. Standard/Universal/Safety Precautions in Healthcare
21. Handwashing and Hand Hygiene
22. Biomedical (Hospital) Waste Treatment
23. Hospital Acquired Infections and Hospital Infection Control Programme
24. Role of Nurse in Hospital Infection Control Programme
25. Protocols for Collection and Transport of Specimens/Samples for Microbiological Investigations and Responsibilities of Nurses
Unit IV A: bacteria-medical bacteriology
26. Staphylococcus: A Gram-positive Coccus Forming Grape-like Clusters
27. Streptococcus: A Gram-positive Aerobic Coccus Forming Chains
28. Pneumococcus: A Gram-positive Diplococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
29. Enterococcus: A Gram-positive Gastrointestinal Diplococcus (Fecal streptococci)
30. Neisseria: A Gram-negative Coffee-bean Shaped Diplococcus
31. Bacillus: An Aerobic Endospore-forming Gram-positive Bacillus
32. Clostridium: A Gram-positive Strictly Anaerobic Endosporic Bacillus
33. Gram-negative Bacilli of Medical Importance and Enterobacteriaceae
34. Escherichia: A Gram-negative Non-endosporic Bacillus
35. Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Serratia and Citrobacter: Coliforms other than Escherichia
36. Proteus, Morganella and Providencia: Noncoliform Enteric Bacilli
37. Salmonella: A Gram-negative Motile, Nonsporing Enteric Bacillus
38. Shigella: A Gram-negative Bacillus
39. Pseudomonas: A Gram-negative Aerobic Motile Bacillus
40. Brucella: A Gram-negative Aerobic Coccobacillius
41. Bordetella: An Aerobic Encapsulated Gram-negative Coccobacillus
42. Legionella: An Aerobic Motile Gram-negative Bacillus
43. Yersinia: A Gram-negative Pleomorphic Coccobacillus
44. Haemophilus: A Gram-negative Pleomorphic Bacillius
45. Gardnerella: A Pleomorphic Gram-variable Bacillus or Coccobacillus
46. Mycobacterium: An Acid-fast Aerobic Bacillus
47. Spirochaetes: Treponema, Borrelia, Leptospira
48. Mycoplasmas: Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma
49. Rickettsia and Coxiella
50. Chlamydiae: Chlamydia
51. Vibrio: Curved Gram-negative Motile Rods
52. Campylobacter and Helicobacter: Gram-negative Curved Flagellated Rods
Unit IV B: Viruses-Medical Virology
53. General Properties of Viruses
54. Nomenclature and Classification (Taxonomy) of Viruses
55. Cultivation, Isolation and Diagnosis of Animal Viruses
56. Influenza (Flu) Viruses: Enveloped Segmented RNA Viruses
57. Hepatitis Viruses: RNA and DNA Viruses
58. Human Immunodeficiency Virus: An RNA Retrovirus
59. Poliovirus: An RNA Picornavirus
60. Rabies lyssavirus: A Bullet-shaped RNA Virus
61. Coronaviruses: Corona (Crown)-shaped RNA Viruses
62. Arbo and other RNA Viruses of Medical Importance
63. DNA Viruses: Double and Single Stranded
64. Characteristics and Classification of Fungi and Laboratory Diagnosis of Mycotic Infections
65. Superficial, Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Mycoses
66. Systemic (Deep) Mycoses by True Pathogens
67. Opportunistic Mycoses
68. Protozoans and Human Diseases
69. Helminths: Nematodes, Cestodes, Trematodes and Human Diseases
70. Rodents and Arthropods: Vectors of Medical Importance
Unit IV E: Diagnostic-clinical microbiology
71. Diagnosis of Pathogenic Microorganisms in Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
72. Collection, Handling and Transportation of Various Laboratory Specimens
Unit V: Fundamentals of immunology
73. Immunology and Immunity: Introduction and Types
74. Antigens: The Antibody Generators
75. Antibodies: The Immunoglobulins
76. Antigen-Antibody Interactions and Serological Diagnostic Tests
77. Hypersensitivity Reactions (Immune Hypersensitivity)
78. Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases
79. Vaccines, Sera-Types and Cold Chain Management
80. Immunoprophylaxis (Immunization/Vaccination) and Immunization Schedule


K.R. Aneja: - MSc, PhD, FBS, FPSI, FMSI, FIMS, FSBA, formerly Prof and Chairman, is currently a Member of RPC Meeting and Expert member of PEG of the ICFRE for 2 and 5 years, respectively. He served as the Governor's/Chancellor's nominee for teacher's selection at Punjabi University, Patiala, and past President of MSI and Recorder of ISCA and Chairman of Microbiology Dept for 11 years, guided 21 PhD students, published 170 research papers/reviews, authored/edited 11 books and 2 manuals by international and national publishers. He is the recipient of INSA-Royal Society Academic Exchange Fellowship, Rashtriya Gaurav award, Best Citizens of India award, ISWS Lecture Award and E.J. Butler's Lecture Award. Prof Aneja has recently been selected for the prestigious Life Time Achievement Award 2022 by the Mycological Society of India and will be honoured with this Award at the ensuing Conference to be held in November this year.

Sushma Aneja: - HES, retired Principal from DIET, Kurukshetra and served Haryana Education Department for 28 years. She had qualified in Alternative Systems of Medicine in Compound Homeopathy from the Institute of Health Sciences, Kolkata (WB) and had been a registered medical practitioner in homeopathy since 2017.