Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing - Australian Version

Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing - Australian Version

5th Edition - August 30, 2016

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

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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.

Key Features

  • 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 at evolve.elsevier.com/AU/Crisp/fundamentals/ 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

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1584
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby Australia 2016
  • Published: August 30, 2016
  • 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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