Clinical Parasitology - E-Book: A Practical Approach, Edition 2

Elsevier Health Sciences
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Now in full color, the second edition of Clinical Parasitology provides you with all of the information needed to perform, read, and interpret parasitology tests in a clear and understandable way. The user-friendly design, extensive illustrations, pedagogical features and clear descriptions of look-a-like parasites will help you better hone your skills and confidently perform clinical procedures.
  • Thorough descriptions of the different forms of parasites within that organism type aid in classification.
  • Characteristics at a Glance tables cover the most medically important parasite forms and include comparison drawings of look alike parasites.
  • Test Your Knowledge! review questions enhance review and retention of chapter content.
  • Numerous detailed drawings, with structures labeled illustrate the information in an easy-to-understand format.
  • Individual parasite descriptions include concise information on life cycles, epidemiology, clinical symptomatology, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control, notes of interest, and new trends.
  • Increased number of case studies offers more opportunities for application of chapter content to real-life scenarios.
  • Identification worksheets let you make your own drawings of parasites.
  • NEW! Full-color design throughout the book provides a more accessible look and feel.
  • NEW! Quick Quizzes, or periodic self-assessments, are included in each chapter to assess your knowledge.
  • NEW! Student resources on the Evolve companion website feature additional case studies, interactive quizzes, and a veterinary parasitology reference guide.
  • NEW! Focusing In boxes and Looking Back boxes, offer helpful chapter introductions and chapter summaries respectively.
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Publisher
Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
Apr 14, 2014
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780323292900
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Allied Health Services / Medical Technology
Medical / Infectious Diseases
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The purpose of this book is to provide a concise account of those parasites which affect man in developed countries. Other textbooks relate mainly to the tropics and subtropics where parasites by comparison are more common. It is widely believed that this difference in prevalence between tropical and temperate countries is due to differences in climatic conditions alone. Whilst it is true that certain vectors can only act as transmitters of disease under climatic conditions found in the tropics, there are many other instances where climate per se is not a decisive factor. More often parasitic disease is related to the poor standards of hygiene, sanitation and nutrition, which characterize many of these tropical and subtropical areas. The advent of more international travel has added a new dimension to the study of parasites, with the appearance of rare and exotic parasitic infections in the West. This book encompasses the entire field of parasites in developed countries with a brief reference to other parts of the world whenever appropriate for the sake of completeness. Each chapter provides basic information as well as recent advances and current thinking. Thus the book will serve as an excellent, comprehensive in troduction to those taking up a specialized interest in the subject, as well as those who may wish to obtain general information but are not actively working in the field. Although it is primarily written from a medical and veterinary stand point, it provides valuable material for other disciplines.
With an illustrated, storyboard format for procedures, Phlebotomy: Worktext and Procedures Manual, 4th Edition describes all aspects of phlebotomy, with current coverage of equipment, safety procedures, arterial blood gases, point-of-care testing, and practical phlebotomy skills. Procedures cover core functions and are outlined with step-by-step instructions and new full-color photos. Clinical scenarios, practice tips, and new Avoid That Error features keep the focus on application and practice. Written by phlebotomy expert Robin Warekois, this practical worktext also includes competency checklists, a mock certification exam, a detachable bookmark that can serve as a tube guide, and a new video collection on the Evolve companion website.A detailed, storyboard format outlines common procedures, with steps accompanied by new full-color photos.Study and certification exam preparation questions in each chapter help you review and remember the material.A mock certification exam in the appendix mirrors the format of the actual phlebotomy certification exam, allowing you to review for the exam with 150 multiple-choice questions.Competency Checklists at the end of the book summarize the most critical and important steps in phlebotomy procedures.Clinical scenarios and tips encourage you apply your knowledge to real-life challenges in the workplace.Student resources on an Evolve companion website include a pre-test, animations, a new procedural video collection, interactive exercises, a mock certification exam, and an audio glossary.An anatomy and physiology section offers illustrated, in-depth information on body systems.A perforated bookmark on the back cover serves as a quick, portable reminder of which stopper tops to use for various diagnostic tests.Flashbacks and Flashforwards provide a cross reference to related information in previous or upcoming chapters. NEW video collection on the Evolve companion website demonstrates how critical procedures are performed.NEW photos have been added, in addition to new content on professionalism and HIPAA, equipment, and technology.NEW! Avoid That Error scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and provide helpful tips on resolving problematic situations.
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