The third edition of Introduction to Medical Microbiology for GNM Students has been written with the aim of providing concise, relevant and updated information on microbiology to nursing students so that they can fulfil their role in the Indian healthcare system. This edition has undergone a complete transformation to address the requirements of the current syllabus. The book is also intended to help in identifying opportunities for practising infection control measures in hospital and community settings. Each chapter has been updated and revised extensively. Emphasis is given to hospital-acquired infections, standard precautions, biomedical waste management and antimicrobial stewardship. Suggestions from teachers and students were also taken into consideration while preparing this edition.
Dr M C Sathya Bhama completed her graduation from Government Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala, and her postgraduation from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She has published more than ten research articles in various national and international journals. She has led numerous MD Microbiology students and MSc MLT students in their thesis work and continues to do so. She has also acted as co-guide for several PhD theses in the field of microbiology and for various clinical departments. Currently, Dr Sathya Bhama is Professor of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.