ISBN: 9780729585569
Page Count: 1584
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Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing - Australian Version - eBook, 5th Edition

by Jackie Crisp, RN, PhD, Clint Douglas, RN, PhD, Geraldine Rebeiro, RN, RM, BEd, BAppSc (AdvNursing), MEd, PhD (candidate) and Donna Waters, RN, BA, MPH, PhD, FACN
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ISBN: 9780729585569
Page Count: 1584
Imprint: Elsevier
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Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 5e continues to set the standard as the leading fundamentals text for Australian and New Zealand nursing students. The 5th edition has been carefully revised and restructured, focusing on the very important basics – the fundamentals of care that are the building blocks on which professional nursing practice is built.

Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 5e will prepare students for the dynamic and evolving nature of nursing practice and will challenge them to become competent, engaged and agile nurses of today, leading the way to be effective nurses of the future.


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    • The importance of safe and effective person-centred care continues to feature throughout, with a new emphasis on professional responsibility and accountability
    • Clinical examples and Critical reflection points highlight how the quality of nursing care, knowledge and skills can impact people’s lives and mean the difference between recovery and ongoing illness and complications
    • Additional resources on evolve, including: eBook on VitalSource Resources for Instructors - Testbank - Critical Reflection Points and answers - Image collection - Tables and boxes collection Resources for Students and Instructors - Essentials of Care chapter - 37 Clinical Skills videos (including 10 NEW) - Clinical Cases: Fundamentals of Nursing Case Studies - Weblinks
    • Three new chapters: - Creating a proactive and dynamic nursing profession - Building nursing practice: the Fundamentals of Care Framework - Documenting, retrieving and using information to inform practice
    • A new clinical reasoning framework to support systematic and critical reflection on approaches to practice
    • Emphasis on the importance of self-reflection and awareness for delivering quality care across diverse populations
    • Aligned to the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice 2016 (Australia) and Competencies for Registered Nurses 2007 (New Zealand)
    • 75 Clinical Skills link applied nursing skills to effective clinical practice.
  • PART 1 - Evolving nursing: nursing and the healthcare environment Chapter 1 - Creating a proactive and dyanmic nursing profession NEW! Chapter 2 - Building nursing practice: the Fundamentals of Care Framework NEW! Chapter 3 - Engaging patients and keeping them safe NEW! PART 2 - Framing nursing: critical processes in nursing practice Chapter 4 - Developing clinical reasoning for nursing practice Chapter 5 - Gathering relevant information and making decisions Chapter 6 - Setting priorities, taking action and evaluating outcomes Chapter 7 - Developing and using nursing knowledge PART 3 - Positioning nursing: professional responsibility and accountability for safe and effective care Chapter 8 - Coordinating care and teamwork Chapter 9 - Examining the ethical practice of nursing Chapter 10 - Practising nursing within Australian regulatory frameworks Chapter 11 - Acting in accordance with New Zealand regulatory frameworks Chapter 12 - Placing communication at the centre of person-centred care Chapter 13 - Documenting, retrieving and using information to inform practice PART 4 - Adapting nursing: people, context and culture Chapter 14 - Understanding and applying cultural safety: philosophy and practice of a social determinants approach Chapter 15 - Engaging in family-centred care Chapter 16 - Considering the developmental context from conception to adolescence Chapter 17 - Considering the developmental context of youth and adults Chapter 18 - Working with older people Chapter 19 - Considering the person with disability PART 5 - Relating nursing: human basis of nursing practice

    Chapter 20 - Self-identity: life as a journey of self-discovery Chapter 21 - Understanding sexuality and sexual health Chapter 22 - Working with dying, death and grief PART 6 - Practising nursing: scientific basis of nursing practice Chapter 23 - The vital signs: using a primary survey approach for patient assessment Chapter 24 - Undertaking a focused assessment: physical assessment of body systems Chapter 25 - Infection control Chapter 26 - Skin integrity and wound care Chapter 27 - Medication therapy PART 7 - Focusing nursing: basic human needs Chapter 28 - Promoting mobility Chapter 29 - Hygiene Chapter 30 - Fostering sleep Chapter 31 - Nutrition Chapter 32 - Bowel elimination Chapter 33 - Urinary elimination Chapter 34 - Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance Chapter 35 - Oxygenation Chapter 36 - Managing pain Chapter 37 - Managing stress and adaptation PART 8 - Situating nursing: contexts of care Chapter 38 - Focusing on community-based care: the older person Chapter 39 - Working in acute care environments Chapter 40 - Meeting the mental health needs of individuals and their carers Chapter 41 - Caring for the cancer survivor

  • Jackie Crisp, RN, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Clint Douglas, RN, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Geraldine Rebeiro, RN, RM, BEd, BAppSc (AdvNursing), MEd, PhD (candidate), Lecturer and Course Coordinator BNursing (Melbourne), Academic Liaison, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne and Donna Waters, RN, BA, MPH, PhD, FACN, Dean, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School), The University of Sydney, Sydney
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