Newly revised guide to clinically important microbes—available in print and digital formats

        Infection prevention and control of potentially pathogenic organisms begin with a fundamental knowledge of microbes, their categorization, and the risks they pose. The newly revised 4th edition of Ready Reference for Microbes provides quick access to this information.
        This edition features critical updates on Zika, Candida auris, and other emerging pathogens. Refreshed appendices provide quick facts and additional resources on hot-button topics like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile, seasonal influenza, antimicrobial stewardship, and isolation precautions.
        Seven chapters focus on:
        • Bacteria
        • Common commensals
        • Viruses
        • Fungi
        • Parasites
        • Organisms used as bioterrorism agents
        • Antimicrobial therapy
        “With a convenient reference in hand to quickly identify infections and modes of transmission, healthcare professionals will have the opportunity to respond rapidly with medical treatment and the appropriate infection control procedures,” said Angela S. Hernandez, MPH, MT(ASCP), Infection Preventionist at Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a coauthor of the 4th edition. Also coauthoring this new edition is Catherine Alesich Chachere, CLS(ASCP)CM, RN, CIC, Infection Prevention Coordinator, Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
        Ready Reference for Microbes, 4th edition, is available in print and digital (PDF) formats. Visit the APIC Store at to learn more.