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Fundamentals of Nursing: Clinical Skills Workbook, 2nd Edition


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Fundamentals of Nursing: clinical skills workbook, 2nd edition will assist Australian and New Zealand students to master the clinical nursing skills they require to deliver the highest quality of care to their patients.

Nursing students and lecturers familiar with the Nursing Skills format in Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing will benefit from this separate, lightweight workbook which enables students to easily transport the skills content to lectures, labs and clinical practice. Additionally, the clinical skills workbook provides students with a clear and accessible personal record of achievement and allows an opportunity for reflection to encourage meaningful learning.

The simple structure of the workbook allows students to work through and master the skills necessary to become a competent, qualified nurse.

A concise Overview precedes each skill set followed by the trusted Step-by-step approach and Rationales to help students understand how and why a skill is performed. . Each skill is then assessed using the competency check lists which are aligned to the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse for Australia and New Zealand and support the theory and practice of each skill.

The Bondy rating scale is utilised in the check lists to provide clearly defined levels of competency and an opportunity for reflection is included  to encourage meaningful learning.

An impressive suite of Australian nursing clinical skills videos is also available via Elsevier’s Evolve platform to be used in conjunction with the workbook. Ideal for viewing in class or during independent study, these supporting videos provide students with a valuable tool for revision prior to assessment. 

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Key Features

    • The trusted Step-by-Step approach for all skills as used in Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 4th ANZ edition by Crisp, Taylor, Douglas and Rebeiro
    • Competency checklists aligned to the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse for Australia and New Zealand
    • The Bondy rating scale provides a valuable tool for assessment
    • Accompanied by a suite of Australian nursing clinical skills videos via the Evolve platform

          11 NEW skills including 8 health assessment skills:

    • Skill 27-1 Abdominal health assessment
    • Skill 27-2 Musculoskeletal health assessment
    • Skill 27-3 Cardiovascular health assessment
    • Skill 27-4 Respiratory health assessment
    • Skill 27-5 Neurological health assessment
    • Skill 27-6 Mental Health
    • Skill 27-7 Body systems assessment
    • Skill 41-2 Pain health assessment


Published Reviews

    "This Workbook is a' must-have' resource for clinical educators, coaches and clinical facilitators as well as academic teachers. (Our coaches are all lining up for a copy!).  We have trialled the contents in simulation scenarios as well as the clinical context and the comprehensive, well researched and evidence-based content has impressed everyone.  The great attention to detail means that even the most difficult questions can usually be answered either within the content or the accompanying volume of Potter & Perry." Dr Bev Duff, Nurse Educator - Practice Development Team, Surgical Services, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Nambour QLD

Author Information

    By Geraldine Rebeiro, B.App Sci (Adv Nsng), B.Ed Studs, M.Ed, RN, Midwife, MRCNA, Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, LaTrobe University ; Leanne Jack, Bachelor of Nursing, Grad Certificate (ICU Nursing), Grad Diploma (ICU Nursing), Masters of Nursing (ICU Nursing), MRCNA , Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology ; Natashia Scully, BA(Monash) BN(ACU National) PGDipNSc(LaTrobe) MPH Candidate(Sydney) RN MRCNA, Lecturer in Nursing, School of Health, University of New England, NSW, Australia and Damian Wilson, RN, BN, Graduate Certificate (Emergency Care), MN (Emergency Care), MRCNA, Lecturer, La Trobe University, Vic, Australia Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, Austin Health, Vic, Australia

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Fundamentals of Nursing: Clinical Skills Workbook, 2nd Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 352 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Mosby Australia
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-4116-9
  • Copyright: 2013