Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing

Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing

Concepts, Process and Practice

by Lorna MoxhamShirlee Snyder Tanya Langtree and others

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 13/11/2017

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The fourth Australian edition of Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing has undergone a rigorous review and writing process and reflects the contemporary changes in the regulation of nursing.

It continues to focus on the three core philosophies of person-centred care, critical thinking and clinical reasoning and cultural safety. These three philosophical foundations are interwoven in a meaningful way through each chapter.

With an evidence-based approach, students will develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking, clinical reasoning and learn to care for people in ways that signify respect, acceptance, empathy, connectedness, cultural sensitivity and genuine concern.

MyLab Nursing can be packaged with this edition to engage students and allow them to apply their knowledge, strengthen their understanding of key concepts and develop critical decision making skills.

Note: This edition provides relevant nursing diagnoses written in a way that is reflective of Australia nursing practice and nomenclature and does not refer to NANDA taxonomy of diagnostic terminology.

Features and Benefits

  • Anatomy & Physiology reviews provide students with a quick review of the human bioscience that is fundamental to competent practice. 
  • Assessment interviews show students how to ask appropriate questions in their clinical encounters. 
  • Case studies provide students with an opportunity for practical application 
  • Clinical considerations highlight relevant information and important ‘tips’
  • Concept maps reinforce the steps of the nursing process and map difficult concepts diagrammatically
  • Drug capsule boxes help students learn the implications of certain medications that they may see in their clinical encounters. 
  • Home care considerations instruct students to consider adaptation for performing the skill in the home. 
  • Lifespan considerations alert students to the needs of people of different ages. 
  • Practice guidelines provide instant summaries of clinical dos and don’ts. 
  • Real-world practice provides students with a real-world perspective of practice. 
  • Research notes introduce students to the concept of evidence-based nursing practice by reviewing relevant nursing research and discussing the implications for nursing practice. 
  • Step-by-step skills help students understand techniques and practice sequence. 
  • Patient education gives students a guide for what to do when educating patients. 
  • Links to National Patient Safety Standards give the relevant standards from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care as they relate to patient safety. 
  • Mapping to the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice aligns the content to contemporary professional practice in Australia
Nursing fundamentals & skills
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Pearson Education Australia
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4th Edition
Lorna Moxham

Prof. Lorna Moxham is a Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at the University of Wollongong.

Lorna is a Board member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

Majella Hales

Majella Hales has been nursing for over 20 years. After recently resigning from 10 years in Academia lecturing in science and nursing units, she now works freelance in the production of education resources for nurses and other undergraduate health care professionals.

She maintains her clinical experience by undertaking agency shifts in critical care units in hospitals across south east Queensland and provides clinical facilitation for undergraduate nursing students for various local universities.

Majella authoured several chapters of Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing Vols 1-3 and Lemone Burke's Medical Surgical Nursing. Along with journal articles and conference presentations, she has also produced the skills DVD for Tollefson's Clinical Psychomotor Skills text and adapted the American case study resource The Neighbourhood.

Nichole Harvey

Nikki has been a Registered Nurse since 1988 and a Registered Midwife since 1995. Clinically, she has considerable experience in emergency and trauma nursing, having worked in rural and metropolitan departments. Between the years 1999 and 2010 Nikki worked for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition at James Cook University.

She was involved in the development of both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing and midwifery curricula and the teaching of student nurses and midwives. In August 2011, Nikki was appointed as a Senior Lecturer, Clinical Skills Unit, for the College of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University. Her current position is the Years 1-3 Clinical Skills Curriculum Coordinator and the Year 3 Clinical Skills Coordinator for medical students enrolled in the MBBS course. Nikki is a group member recipient of two James Cook University Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2013 and 2015) and a group member recipient of an Australian Award for University Teaching, Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) in 2013.

Nikki’s research interests include: midwifery; rural and remote health and education; evaluation of clinical skills teaching and simulation; interprofessional health education; and emergency nursing/care. Nikki is a co-author of the Kozier and Erb Fundamentals of Nursing textbook and is also a member of a national Clinical Reference Group for the review of the Patient Blood Management Guideline concerning Critical Bleeding and Massive Transfusions. Nikki represents both the Australian College of Nursing and the Australian College of Midwifery in her role on this Clinical Reference Group. Nikki is passionate about working collaboratively with all health professionals to achieve high quality, authentic teaching experiences that promote and encourage student learning within a safe and fun learning environment.

Tracy Levett-Jones

Professor Tracy Levett-Jones is the Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning), School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Director of the Research Centre for Health Professional Education at the University of Newcastle. Her research interests include: clinical reasoning, interprofessional education, empathy, belongingness, cultural competence, simulation and patient safety.

Tracy has authored ten books, the most recent being Clinical Reasoning: Learning to Think Like a Nurse and Critical Conversations for Patient Safety; as well as over 150 book chapters, reports and peer reviewed journal articles. Tracy has been the recipient of nine research awards and ten teaching awards including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Award for Teaching Excellence (2010); a NSW Minister for Education and Training Quality Teaching Award (2007); and a Pearson/Australian Nurse Teacher Society Nurse Educator of the Year Award (2011). She has been awarded nearly two million dollars in grant funding and has led and been involved in a number of Category 1 funded projects.

Trudy Dwyer

Dr. Trudy Dwyer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at CQUniversity Australia, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering & Health, CQ University.

She is interested in the facilitating of learning in a clinical context.

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