This first edition text developed and evolved to meet three pedagogical goals we deemed essential for those studying allied health and are pre-professional. The use of microbiology case studies were modified to maintain their value as tools that result in critical thinking and knowledge retention while providing a more realistic context for preparing future health care professionals. Consequently, the text has real life, personally-oriented microbiology cases appropriate for those in nursing, pharmacy, and other allied health disciplines (pre-med, pre-PA, CLS, etc.). This format presents material as a story about the patient as well as information regarding their family circumstances, personal characteristics, and individual motivations.
- A new one-column design better showcases important pieces of art and avoids the “overwhelmed” reaction readers have to the crowded layouts found in many other texts. Boxed sections will be reduced in size to help maintain the flow of the text.
- The Focus On boxes (one per chapter) have been revised to include the most current developments in genetics as well as the most relevant topics to students.
- A streamlined topical coverage, vetted by a panel of Genetics instructors, makes for a text that is manageable in size. Snustad 6e will provide instructors and students with in-depth explanations of only those topics frequently covered in a one-semester course.
- Animated solutions to the solve it problems in the text, utilize Camtasia software. These tutorials provide step-by-step solutions that appear as if they are written-out by hand as an instructor voice-over explains each step.
- Supported by the Wiley Resource kit. The Wiley Resource Kit provides an easy way to provide you with media & assessment. The Resource Kit can be delivered through any Learning Management System (LMS). The offer is free to students, requires no cartridge or CTB license fees from Wiley.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
- Contains a variety of cases that are reflective of genuine clinical examples. The cases are written with a personal prospective rather than the clinical format typical of most cases available for students and faculty as this is how health care professionals actually encounter microbiology-related health care issues. This makes the material an outstanding simulation of real world problems students will face.
- Organized by patient categories rather than by body systems or microbial taxonomy. This provides a more realistic presentation as it closely mimic’s clinical studies. Also reinforces laboratory-related information. Whenever possible, laboratory results/data/techniques are included to help students solve the case as well as review this factual information.
- The vocabulary that is so important in microbiology is presented in bold text with definitions provided in the left margin of the text
- Questions are color coded by topic. This makes the cases more versatile for use by an instructor. Color coding places questions in areas of laboratory analysis, pathogen identification, disease treatment or disease prevention
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Community-Acquired Infections.
- Skin, Eyes and Underlying Tissues.
Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA): A Homeless Hazard.
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): The Funk.
Staphyolococcus aureus (MRSA): Hats Off to MRSA.
Polymicrobial Infection: Trouble is Afoot.
- Necrotizing Fasiitis
Streptococcus pyogenes: Down on the Farm.
- Viral Conjunctivitis
Adenovirus: My What Pretty Eyes You Have!
- Post-operative osteomyelitis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa: He Did It His Way.
- Dermatophytic Fungi
Tiichophyton: The Tat Is Where It's At.
Staphylococcus epidermidis: A Persistent Pimple.
- Nervous System.
- Meningococcal Meningitis
Neisseria meningitides: Life in the Meningitis Belt.
Rabies Virus: The Flying Mouse.
- West Nile Fever
West Nile Virus: Vacation Headaches.
- Cardiovascular and Lymphatic System.
Streptococcus pneumoniae: A Common Opportunistic Pathogen.
- Rheumatic Fever
Streptococcus pyogenes: Unhappy Returns.
Fransicella tularensis: Bunny Bits.
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rickettsia rickettsii: The Black Measles.
Epstein Barr Virus: Pucker Up.
Toxoplasma gondii: Toxoplamosis-Don't Blame Fluffy.
- Respiratory System.
- Strep Throat and Scarlet Fever
Streptococcus pyogenes: Strawberry Red.
Influenza A Virus (H1N1): An Evolving Situation.
- Q Fever
Coxiella burnetii: Q Fever-An Occupational Hazard.
- Viral Pharyngitis
Adenovirus: Swimming Pool Blues.
- Digestive System.
Shigella sonnei: Hand Washing ABCs.
- Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea
Clostridium dificile: A Distressing Side Effect.
- Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A Virus: Hold the Onions.
- Viral Gastroenteritis
Norovirus: Diarrhea 101.
Giardia lamblia: An Uninvited Party Guest.
- Urinary and Reproductive Systems.
Escherichia coli: The Honeymoon Is Over.
Neisseria gonorrheae: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll!
- Genital Herpes
Herpes Simplex Virus Type II: A Bad First Impression.
- Genital Warts and Cervical Cancer
Human Papilloma Virus: The Domino Effect.
Candida albicans: An Ongoing Problem.
Trichomonas vaginalis: An Infectious New Lifestyle.
II. Nosocomial Infections.
- Toxic Shock Syndrome
Staphylococcus aureus TSS toxin: A Nose for Trouble.
- Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C Virus: A Hep C History Lesson.
Staphylococcus aureus: The Super Bug.
III. Family Health Care.
- Pediatric Infections.
- Fifth's Disease
Human Parvovirus B19: A New Twist on a Childhood Disease.
- Chicken Pox
Varicella Zoster Virus: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
- Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Coxsackie Virus A17: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.
- Scarlet Fever
Streptococcus pyogenes: Seeing Red.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus: 'Tis the Season.
- Swimmer's Ear:
Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Splash.
- Childbearing-Related Infections.
- Group B Strep Colonization
Streptococcus agalactiae: Special Delivery
Listeria monocytogenes: A Cookout Concern.
- Geriatric Infections.
Varicella Zoster Virus: The Second Time Around.
Neisseria gonorrheae: An Unexpected Outbreak.
IV. Food Safety.
- Staphylococcal Food Poisoning
Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin: No Thanks, I'll Have the Turkey.
- Bacterial Meningitis
Enterobacter sakazaki: Danger in the NICU.
V. Regionally-Acquired Infections.
- Lyme Disease
Borrellia burgdorferi: An Infectious Vacation.
- Hanta Virus Pulmonary Syndrome
Sin Nombre Virus: Rain, Rain, Go Away.