Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing, 4th ANZ edition is the leading fundamentals text for nursing students in Australia and New Zealand.
The dynamic fourth edition of Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing presents an engaging approach to the fundamentals of nursing while building on its renowned reputation as the foremost text for nursing students across Australia and New Zealand.
The new editorial team presents a critical thinking approach, to encourage the critical skills and understandings students require to maintain a high level of active engagement in the development of their practice within the health care systems they will work throughout their careers.
Meaningful clinical examples combined with critical thinking questions, promote reflection and support deeper learning. These examples underscore how putting quality nursing knowledge and skills into practice can mean the difference between patient recovery and independence versus life threatening complications and patient decline.
Current research examples encourage students to see the dynamic nature of evidence for nursing practice and gain understanding that ongoing change in practice is the norm and should be embraced.
Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing, 4th ANZ edition is supported by the Fundamentals of Nursing: clinical skills workbook 2nd edition. The skills in this indispensable workbook are directly aligned to the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse for Australia and New Zealand and support the theory and practice of each skill.
A mobile study app for android and iOS called ClinicalCases will also be available via Google play and the Apple App store for purchase. The ClinicalCases app takes an engaging approach to learning and revision. Students will find it the perfect exam preparation and study tool. It consists of 24 progressive case studies with MCQs and explanations for all answers. It also features over 150 Flash card key terms and a Word game. A great way to learn at your own pace, whenever, wherever.
Elsevier's Evolve platform also offers a wealth of online resources for nursing students and lecturers, including an impressive suite of Australian nursing clinical skills videos to be used in conjunction with the text and workbook. These videos are ideal for viewing in class or during independent study and are a valuable tool for revision prior to assessment.
Other online resources include PowerPoint presentations, an exam view test bank, critical thinking questions and answers, integrated lesson plans, images, weblinks and a chapter on the Essentials of Care.
New to this Edition
- All chapters completely revised and updated addressing National Registration regulations and standards in Australia and New Zealand
- Written by a highly regarded team of academics and clinical practitioners at the forefront of practice
- All chapters feature a critical thinking approach to promote student engagement and meaningful learning Critical thinking questions and Clinical examples throughout
- Research highlights provide examples of up-to-date knowledge, evidence and practice
- Working with diversity encourages students see cultural considerations, gender and age related issues in the broadest possible way
- Nursing process: provides a consistent framework and critical thinking model for nursing practice within the clinical chapters.
- Legal implications for NZ nursing practice chapter now in the text (previously on Evolve)
- Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter now in the text (previously on Evolve)
Unit 1: Evolving Nursing: Nursing and the Health Care Environment
The health care delivery system
Nursing models for practice
Critical enquiry and practice development
Brendan McCormack, Jackie Crisp
Unit 2: Framing Nursing: Critical Processes in Nursing Practice
Critical thinking and nursing judgement
Nursing assessment and diagnosis
Planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care
Managing client care
Patricia Mary Davidson, Louise Hickman
Unit 3: Positioning Nursing: Professional Responsibilities in Nursing Practice
Ethics and professional practice
Legal implications in nursing practice in Australia
Legal implications in nursing practice in
Developing a culture of quality and safety
Unit 4: Adapting Nursing: Nursing across the Lifespan
Health and wellness
Judy Yarwood, Karen Betany
Sociocultural considerations and nursing practice
Leonie Cox, Chris Taua
Caring for families
Conception to adolescence
Jane Davey, Robyn Galway and Shaun Thompson
Young and middle adulthood
Unit 5: Relating Nursing: Human Basis of Nursing Practice
Dimensions of self: pathways to self-identity
Loss, dying, death and grief
Unit 6: Practising Nursing: Scientific Basis of Nursing Practice
Health assessment and physical examination
Skin integrity and wound care
Complementary therapies in nursing practice
Melanie Birks, Ysanne Chapman
Unit 7: Focusing Nursing: Basic Human Needs
Fluid, electrolyte and acid base balance
Clint Douglas and Anthony Schoenwald
Stress and adaptation
Unit 8: Situating Nursing: Contexts of Care
Community-based nursing care for the older person
Lynn Chenoweth, Ann McKillop
Caring for the cancer survivor
By Jackie Crisp, RN, PhD, FCN, Professor of Child and Adolescent Nursing, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW; Catherine Taylor, DipCNE, BAPPSC (Adv Nurs), MEdPol&Admin, PhD, Retired; Clint Douglas, RN, PhD, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Qld, Geraldine Rebeiro, BAppSc (AdvNsg), BEd Studs, MEd, RN, Midwife, Lecturer in Nursing/Clinical Coordinator (Vic), Australian Catholic University, Vic.