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Fundamentals of Nursing: Australia & NZ Edition with Student Resource Access for 24 Months - Revised : 1st Edition - Sue Carter DeLaune

Fundamentals of Nursing: Australia & NZ Edition with Student Resource Access for 24 Months - Revised

1st Edition

Book with Other Items Published: 2nd November 2016
ISBN: 9780170400220
Number Of Pages: 1160

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The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's RN standards for practice (2016) has replaced the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse (2006). This new revised edition of DeLaune for 2017 has incorporated the changes necessary to reflect the progression in thinking of the profession.

Australian and New Zealand Fundamentals of Nursing provides comprehensive coverage of fundamental nursing concepts, skills and standards of practice that will challenge introductory nursing students to learn and apply critical thinking skills for culturally diverse populations in a variety of environments. Research, evidence-based practice issues are highlighted to help students prepare for delivering care across a continuum of settings. This book highlights the core themes of nursing, including nurse, person, health and environment.

This text is complemented by the text Clinical Psychomotor Skills: Assessment tools for Nursing by Joanne Tollefson and Elspeth Hillman.

New to this Edition

  • Revised and updated for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's RN standards for practice (2016) by our expanded lead author Lauren McTier

  • Adapted from the well respected DeLaune & Ladner text, Fundamentals of Nursing: Standards and Practice, to suit the nursing scope of practice, regulatory, cultural, legal, ethical requirements for students in Australia and New Zealand.

  • This fundamental text links closely with our text Clinical Psychomotor Skills: Assessment tools for Nurses 6th edition, allowing students to easily match theory to clinical practice.

  • As part of the adaptation process, our core and contributing authors have worked closely together to add 4 NEW chapters relevant to this region covering Palliative care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Rural and remote health and Mental health

  • Includes 3 YEAR access to a full suite of online interactive and visual resources in CourseMate, including an integrated eBook, interactive teaching and learning tools including clinical skills videos, heart and lung audio resources, animations, revision quizzes and more!


About the Author

Sue Carter DeLaune

Sue C. DeLaune is currently the Education Director of S DeLaune Consulting, an independent continuing education business in Mandeville, Louisiana. She is also Assistance Professor of Nursing at William Carey University, New Orleans, Louisiana, where she provides didactic and clinical instruction to students in fundamentals of nursing. DeLaune has over 35 years of experience as a clinician, administrator and educator.

Patricia K. Ladner

Patricia K. Ladner is a former Consultant for Nursing Practice in the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and has taught nursing in diploma and associate degree schools of nursing prior to her retirement. Ms. Ladner has been recognised as one of the Great 100 Nurses by the New Orleans District Nurses Association and is a 2009 Caring Woman Honoree by the Biloxi Regional Medical Center and Cable One.

Lauren McTier

Lauren McTier is a lecturer in undergraduate studies for the Bachelor of Nursing courses in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. Lauren’s research program is within the area of quality and safety of healthcare. Her PhD research focused on the role patients may play in improving the quality and safety of healthcare. Within the School of Nursing and Midwifery Lauren is the Director of Clinical Studies and oversees the Clinical Simulation Centre. She continues to work in clinical practice where she has over 15 years’ experience in critical care nursing.

Joanne Tollefson

Joanne Tollefson was a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Nursing Sciences at James Cook University. She is a registered nurse with many years of clinical experience in several countries and extensive experience in nursing education at both the hospital and tertiary levels. Research interests include competency-based education and clinical assessment, development of reflective practitioners for a changing work environment, chronic pain and arbovirus disease in the tropics. Joanne is also a two-time recipient of the National Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Carrick Award, 2007 and Australian Teaching and Learning Council Award, 2008).

Joanne Lawrence

Joanne Lawrence is an academic at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and also works in private practice as a neurological continence and wound clinical nurse consultant. Joanne has worked as a Registered Nurse since 1981, with most of her clinical experience focusing on people who have either an acquired or congenital neurological conditions. She has an extensive educational track record working in large private healthcare organisations as well as tertiary settings, teaching undergraduate and post graduate students of nursing. Research interests include: transition of research into clinical practice, healthcare provision to vulnerable groups of people and neurological bowel and bladder dysfunction. In 2012 Joanne was recognised by the Australian Rehabilitation Nurses Association with an award in Excellence in Clinical Nursing Research. Joanne has submitted her PhD within the Faculty of Medicine, at Sydney University. Her thesis explored bowel and bladder dysfunctions experienced by people with Parkinson's disease.


Unit 1: Nursing Perspectives: Past, present and future

1. Evolution of nursing theory and education

2. Research and evidence-based practice

3. Health care delivery



Unit 2: Nursing Process: The standard of care

4. Critical thinking, decision making, and nursing process

5. Assessment

6. Problem identification

7. Planning

8. Implementation

9. Evaluation



Unit 3: Professional Accountability

10. Leadership and delegation

11. Legal and ethical responsibilities

12. Documentation and informatics



Unit 4: Promoting Client Health

13. Nursing, healing, and caring

14. Communication

15. Health and wellness promotion

16. Family and community health

17. The life cycle

18. Paediatric patients

19. The older adult

20. Palliative care

21. Cultural diversity

22. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

23. Rural and remote health

24. Patient education



Unit 5: Responding to Basic Psychosocial Needs

25. Self-concept

26. Stress, anxiety, adaptation, and change

27. Spirituality

28. Loss and grief

29. Mental health



Unit 6: Responding to Basic Physiological Needs

30. Vital signs

31. Physical assessment

32. Safety, infection control, and hygiene

33. Medication administration

34. Traditional and complementary therapies

35. Oxygenation

36. Fluids and electrolytes

37. Nutrition

38. Pain management, comfort and sleep

39. Mobility

40. Skin integrity and wound healing

41. Sensation, perception, and cognition

42. Elimination

43. Nursing care of the perioperative client

ISBN: 9780170400220
ISBN-10: 0170400220
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1160
Published: 2nd November 2016
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.0  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 2.19
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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