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Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, 2nd Edition

Easy-to-apply set of principles for selecting the right antibiotic

Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, Second Edition, shows you how to apply your knowledge of pharmacology and microbiology in order to select the appropriate antibiotic.  Rather than rely on rote memorization, you’ll learn the underlying rationale for treatment of common infectious diseases and pathogens. The text focuses on antibacterial agents, examining individual antibiotics and antibiotic classes as well as definitive and empiric therapies—providing a framework for prescription and clinical preparation for students training to be physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacologists, or medical technologists. Clinicians also rely on Antibiotic Basics for quick reference or review.

The Second Edition includes current research and new approaches to emerging resistant organisms such as community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing bacteria.  In addition, the book has been updated to reflect changes in treatment guidelines, including new guidelines for Clostridium difficile colitis and urinary tract infections.

Special features help you “think like a clinician”:

  • Illustrations help you understand how antibiotics fight against bacterial infections.
  • Mnemonics throughout the text make it easier to remember which antibiotics are prescribed for specific pathogens.
  • Searchable online version of the text takes you to the content you need from any web-enabled device.
  • Case studies demonstrate how the principles set forth in the text are applied in clinical practice.
  • Questions and answers improve your ability to choose the right antibacterial agent.
  • Appendices include dosing for adults and children, use of antibacterial agents in pregnancy, and treatment of bioterrorism agents.


Doody’s Book Review — “This is a wonderful manual for medical students and residents who are learning the intricacies of antimicrobial agents…The book achieves its objectives in a succinct and successful manner. It helps readers understand how antibiotics work and when and where they are used in clinical situations…Although written at the level of medical students and residents, the book easily can be used by pharmacy students and nurses for any infectious disease or microbiology course…it accomplishes in very little time what the student learner needs to know about antibiotic usage.

The price is modest and affordable for its intended audience of students. Such a book is a bargain.” Weighted Numerical Score: 85 – 3 Stars Doody’s Review Service — Overall, this is a straightforward, thorough review book for psychiatry. It is well organized, comprehensive, and easy to use. Its outline format will certainly appeal to some students, and the USMLE-style questions and answers should help them prepare for their licensing exams. This is a very good contribution to the field of review books for psychiatry. Weighted Numerical Score: 100 – 5 stars! School of Pharmacy, 01-JAN-08, Amy L. Pakyz — “If students, residents, and practicing physicians invest their time in reading this book, they will be rewarded with a good antibacterial review that brings together microbiology, pharmacology, and disease state management that will make the question “which antibiotic should this patient be receiving” less overwhelming.” –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Excellent information. I am a new nurse practitioner and did not get this info in NP school. Really explains bacterial biological processes and how antibiotics target them, then reviews various bacteria, followed by usual therapies for the most common disease states. It finishes up with clinical scenarios and review questions, as well as helpful tables. Loved it, and plan to periodically review it. I had a lot of “AHA” moments. What does this book lack? It should explain how to read a culture and sensitivity report, and the concept of minimum inhibitory concentration.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Second edition (March 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451112211
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451112214
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7 x 10 inches

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