Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing - ANZ edition

Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing - ANZ edition

6th Edition - September 12, 2020

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  • Authors: Jackie Crisp, Clint Douglas, Geraldine Rebeiro, Donna Waters

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Now in its 6th edition, this trusted reference for nursing students supports the development of safe, effective and person-centred practice. The text has been comprehensively revised by nursing leaders and experts from across the spectrum of clinical practice, education, research and health policy settings; and a highly experienced editorial team, which includes Jackie Crisp, Clint Douglas, Geraldine Rebeiro and Donna Waters. Chapters of Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 6e engage students with contemporary concepts and clinical examples, designed to build clinical reasoning skills. Early chapters introduce frameworks such as Fundamentals of Care and cultural safety, as ways of being and practising as a nurse. These frameworks are then applied in clinical and practice context chapters throughout. Reflection points in each chapter encourage curiosity and creativity in learning, including the importance of self-care and self-assessment.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 Evolving nursing: nursing and the healthcare environment
    1. Creating a proactive and dynamic nursing profession
    2. Building nursing practice: The Fundamentals of Care Framework
    3. Engaging patients and keeping them safe
    4. Enabling cultural safety
    5. Partnering in care
    Part 2 Framing nursing: critical processes in nursing practice
    6. Developing clinical reasoning for nursing practice
    7. Gathering relevant information and making decisions
    8. Setting priorities, taking action and evaluating outcomes
    9. Generating and using nursing knowledge
    Part 3 Positioning nursing: professional responsibility and accountability for safe and effective care
    10. Collaborating for integrated care
    11. Examining the ethical practice of nursing
    12. Practising nursing within Australian regulatory frameworks
    13. Acting in accordance with New Zealand regulatory frameworks
    14. Placing communication at the heart of person-centred care
    15. Putting the ‘e’ in health
    Part 4 Practising nursing: Fundamentals of Care for quality and safety
    16. The vital signs: using a primary survey approach for patient assessment
    17. Undertaking a focused assessment: physical assessment of body systems
    18. Preventing and controlling infection
    19. Optimising skin integrity and wound care
    20. Ensuring medication safety
    21. Promoting mobility
    22. Assessing and managing pain
    23. Supporting oxygenation and perfusion
    24. Balancing fluid, electrolyte and acid–base
    25. Meeting nutritional needs
    26. Maintaining hygiene
    27. Managing continence: urinary
    28. Managing continence: bowel
    29. Fostering sleep
    Part 5 Adapting nursing: life stages and transitions
    30. Considering the developmental context from conception to adolescence
    31. Considering the developmental context of youth and adults
    32. Considering the older person
    33. Considering the person with disability
    34. Considering sexuality and sexual health
    35. Managing mental health and wellbeing
    36. Considering end-of-life care
    Part 6 Adapting nursing: contexts of care
    37. Working in the aged care sector
    38. Working in primary and community health sectors
    39. Working in the acute care sector
    40. Working in the mental sector

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1636
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby Australia 2020
  • Published: September 12, 2020
  • Imprint: Mosby Australia

About the Authors

Jackie Crisp

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant – Leadership and Culture Change in Healthcare, Sydney, NSW

Clint Douglas

Affiliations and Expertise

Conjoint Professor and Nursing Chair, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology & Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Qld

Geraldine Rebeiro

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer and National Course Coordinator BNBADM; Course Coordinator BNBADM Melbourne; School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine; Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Vic

Donna Waters

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Academic Advisor, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

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