Concise guide to common antibiotics, pathogens & infections (Pocket)


Inside, quickly find facts on:

  • 61 antibiotics
  • 54 pathogens
  • Common infections

Plus essential information pertaining to

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Chain of infection
Categories: , , SKU: 892


This full colour 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 excellent information including:

  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Chain of infection & ways to break the chain
  • Pathogen resistance mechanisms
  • Trade/generic cross reference for antibiotics listed

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