Ananthanarayan and Paniker’sTextbook of Microbiology for Nurses, 2nd edition
Dr Balaji Veeraraghavan
216 x 280 mm
Year of Publishing
Territorial Rights
Universities Press

Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology has, for several decades, been the gold standard text for medical students.  The Nurse needs to have a compact, workable and translatable knowledge of Microbiology. This revised Nursing edition of this prestigious book addresses the needs of the nurse practitioner in the Indian scenario in the ever changing and evolving face of Microbiology.

New to the second edition

It presents in greater detail the knowledge required by the nurse about a specific group of pathogens which generate the majority of a microbiologist’s work.  Systematic Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology and Mycology have been suitably updated for an overall understanding.

The section on Clinical and Hospital Microbiology has been given thorough emphasis, with enhanced explanation and implementation of Barrier Nursing Care in view of the rise of MRSA and other hospital acquired infections. Collection and Transport of Specimens according to strict guidelines deals with the practical knowledge and precautions to be exercised with the help of a comprehensive tabular column.

To encourage better understanding of the spread and mechanisms of infections, the chapter on Principles of Infection Control and Precautions in Patient Care outlines these for effective control, with a special Care Bundle for prevention of infection in the ICU.

The new chapter on Infective Syndromes provides a syndrome based approach to the diagnosis of infections.

Special features

·   Content reflects the appropriate changes in the 9th edition of Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology

·     Oriented to suit the needs of the B.Sc Nursing student, it enhances their understanding and helps them face the examination with confidence

·         At a Glance at the beginning of each chapter gives a bird’s eye view of the content

·         Nursing Tips and Nursing Protocols included where relevant to help translate theory into bedside clinical application

·         Syndrome based approach to infections with flow charts for better understanding

·         New illustrations and tabular columns for easy revision

·         Essay, Short Notes and MCQs added with sample question papers

Dr Balaji Veeraraghavan is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.

He has had nearly 17 years of teaching experience in various capacities for undergraduate, postgraduate, and diploma students of Clinical Microbiology. He is actively involved in research projects with funding from various parts of the world. He has to his credit over 70 publications in reputed journals and books.

Section I Introduction to Microbiology

1. Historical Introduction 1

2. Structure and Function of Bacteria 6

3. Bacterial Growth and Cultivation 13

4. Microscopy and Staining 19

5. Sterilisation and Disinfection 26

6. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 37

7. Molecular Diagnosis in Microbiology 44

Section II Immunology

8. Infection and Immunity 49

9. Overview of the Structure and Functions of the Immune System 55

10. Antigens and Antibodies 62

11. Antigen–Antibody Reactions 66

12. Hypersensitivity Reactions 74

13. Vaccines and Immunisation 80

Section III Systematic Bacteriology and Systems-based Microbiology

14. Staphylococci 87

15. Streptococci 92

16. Bacillus and Clostridium 101

17. Non-fermenting Gram-negative Bacilli 111

18. Mycobacteria 114

19. Spirochaetes 123

20. Urinary Tract Infections 129

21. Respiratory Tract Infections 136

22. Meningitis 142

23. Gastrointestinal Tract Infections 148

24. Enteric Fever: Salmonella 156

25. Bacillary Dysentry: Shigella 161

26. Sexually Transmitted Infections 164

27. Uncommon Bacterial Infections 170

Section IV Virology

28. General Properties of Viruses 176

29. Hepatitis Viruses 182

30. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and AIDS 191

31. Poliomyelitis and Rabies 198

32. Exanthematous Fevers and Viral Gastroenteritis 206

33. Arboviruses and Emerging Viral Infections 213

Section V Parasitology

34. Protozoa 226

35. Helminths 237

Section VI Mycology

36. Medical Mycology 251

Section VII Clinical and Hospital Microbiology

37. Normal Microbial Flora of the Human Body 265

38. Microbiology of Water, Air, Milk, and Food 269

39. Hospital-acquired Infections (Nosocomial Infections) 273

40. Collection and Transport of Specimens for Microbiological Investigations 282

41. Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases 290

42. Biomedical Waste Management 296

43. Infection Control and Precautions in Patient Care 300

44. Infective Syndromes 309

45. Prevention of Infections in Healthcare Workers 321


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