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Antibiotics, Pathogens and Infections (Pocket)


Find facts quickly on 61 antibiotics, 54 pathogens and common infections. Plus information pertaining to antimicrobial stewardship, antibiotic resistance, chain of control and much more! Same authors of the Little Aussie Drug Book. Great combo.

This full colour pocket book contains 154 pages jam-packed with important concise information on 61 commonly used antibiotics including:
• their class
• mechanism of action (explained as an image)
• their antibiotic spectrum
• whether they are bactericidal or bacteriostatic
• their common trade names (for both Australian and New Zealand)
• their pharmacokinetic properties
• pregnancy category
• contraindications
• special considerations
• when they are commonly used.

The is also great information regarding 54 common pathogens such as:
• their structure
• their image (colour coded to Gram stain)
• their transmission & reservoir
• whether they are normal flora
• if they produce a toxin
• most common infection control precautions
• sensitivity & resistance profiles
• their mechanism of antibiotic resistance
• common infections for which they are responsible
• general comments specific to pathogen

The appendices contain lots of great information including:
• Antibiotic stewardship
• Chain of infection & ways to break the chain
• Pathogen resistance mechanisms
• Trade/generic cross reference for antibiotics listed