Essential Microbiology for Wound Care

Paperback | January 21, 2016

byValerie Edwards-Jones

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Many healthcare practitioners understand the role microbiology has within the management of their patients, particularly when this involves wound care and the healing process. However, basic medical and nursing training does not always cover the microbiology of wound care in any great depth.Essential Microbiology for Wound Care is an indispensable reference aid that covers the key areas and science of microbiology from a point of view relevant to wound care practitioners wishing to enhance their skills.Written by specialists in the areas of microbiology and wound care, the book explains the basic science of microbiology and how it applies to wound care from simple infections to complex non-healing wounds, covering areas such as the diagnosis of infection, antimicrobial agents, virulence, and thetreatment of infection, and infection control. Current thought in the field is also discussed, covering the improved understanding of the role of microorganisms and biofilms, newly-arising management strategies, and the increasing concern about the rapid development of antimicrobial resistance andhow this may impact the administration of antibiotics in the future. Prevention and alternative forms of treatment in the field of wound care for the diabetic foot, burns, acute, and chronic wounds are also included.From the basic science to biofilms, Essential Microbiology for Wound Care provides a thorough understanding of the basic principles of microbiology in an accessible style that makes it a key reference in the field of wound care.

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Many healthcare practitioners understand the role microbiology has within the management of their patients, particularly when this involves wound care and the healing process. However, basic medical and nursing training does not always cover the microbiology of wound care in any great depth.Essential Microbiology for Wound Care is an i...

Val Edwards-Jones is Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University and Clinical Director at MelBec Microbiology Ltd, Lancashire, an independent microbiology company. A forty year career in Microbiology, she has nineteen years in the NHS and twenty one as an ac...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:January 21, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198716001

ISBN - 13:9780198716006

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Table of Contents

1. Valerie Edwards-Jones: Introduction2. Valerie Edwards-Jones: Microbiology - The basics3. Geoff Edwards-Jones: Collection, transport and laboratory processing of wound, tissue, and bone samples4. Richard White: Acute versus chronic wounds: microbiological differences5. Valerie Edwards-Jones: Wound pathogens6. Rose Cooper: Understanding biofilms7. Chris Roberts: Antimicrobial agents used in wound care8. Madeleine Flanagan: Dressings used in wound care9. Martin Kiernan: Infection Prevention and Control10. Jacqui Fletcher, Keith Harding, and Alastair Richards: Treatment Strategies for Wound Infection11. Valerie Edwards-Jones, Chris Roberts, Richard White, and Madeline Flanagan: Future of wound careIndex