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Kangaroo Care for the Preemie by Paige Arndt

By at September 22, 2012 | 6:07 am | 0 Comment

Almost anyone who plans to be a parent has an ideal experience in mind.  They will get pregnant easily, have a non-incidental pregnancy, carry the baby to full-term, have a normal (pain-free) delivery, and go home, with baby-in-tow, within days of delivering their healthy bundle of joy.  This picture-perfect experience leads to an easier time of bonding between the baby more...

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Microbial Nutrition and Environment Outline Notes

By at September 20, 2012 | 6:54 am | 2 Comments

MicrobiologyMicrobial Nutrition, Environment and GrowthI. Nutrition – Taking in chemicals (nutrients) from the environmentA. After being absorbed, the nutrients are used by the cell for growth and metabolism1. Metabolism – all chemical reactions in the cell2. Organic nutrients – carbon based such as lipids, proteins, carbohydrates3. Inorganic more...

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Prokaryotes – Microbiology Outline Notes

By at September 19, 2012 | 9:10 am | 6 Comments

MicrobiologyProkaryotesI. Prokaryotic cells - bacteria and archaeaA. No nucleus or organelles1.  Eukaryotes (animals, plants, fungi, protists) have a nucleus and organellesB. Structure of Bacteria1. External Structuresa. Appendages – flagella, pili, fimbriaeb. Glycocalyx – capsule, slime layer2. Cell Envelopea. Cell wallb. more...

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Tools and Methods – Microbiology outline notes

By at September 18, 2012 | 5:25 am | 3 Comments

Microbiology Tools and MethodsI. Microscopes A. Compound microscope 1. 2 lens system – objective lens and ocular lens (eyepiece) 2. Real image – created by objective lens 3. Virtual image – image produced when ocular lens magnifies the real image; the virtual image is the one we see. B. Magnification – to make image appear larger. This is accomplished more...

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History of Microbiology – outline

By at September 17, 2012 | 8:07 am | 0 Comment

I. MicrobiologyA. Observe microscopic organisms (microbes)1. Bacteria2. Viruses3. Fungi4. Protozoa5. Algae6. Helminths (parasitic worms)B. Why is Microbiology important for you as a healthcare provider?1. Understand infectious diseasea. Ex) sterile technique, diagnostic, treatment, risk assessment, transmission, more...

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