Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing, Volumes 1-3, 5th Edition

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Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing, Volumes 1-3, 5th Edition

By Audrey Berman, Geralyn Frandsen, Shirlee Snyder, Tracy Levett-Jones, Adam Burston more
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The 5th Australian edition Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing continues to setting the foundation for nursing excellence amid ongoing changes to the regulation of nursing.  

For undergraduate nurses, the product covers key concepts in contemporary nursing such as delivering inclusive nursing practice, as well as discussing the latest nursing evidence, standards, and competencies.

Aligned with current nursing standards, the 5th edition helps students link their theoretical knowledge to clinical practice.

New to this edition

  • Updated Research Notes, Real World features and images to reflect contemporary Australian and New Zealand research, clinician stories and evidence-based practice.
  • Updated to include recent changes to the NSQHS standards, including:
    • Comprehensive care  
    • Communication for safety
    • mental health and cognitive impairment
    • health literacy, 
    • end-of-life care and, 
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
  • The Patient Safety Competency Framework (PSCF) for Nursing Students are integrated throughout the chapters, with practical examples on how the safety domains can be applied in practice.
  • Addition of a new chapter focused on Disability, allowing for a more thorough understanding of disability and how it is related to different topics of nursing 
  • The Fundamentals of Care Framework is integrated throughout, showing how each of the three dimensions can be applied to nursing practice by way of application to case study questions throughout the text.
  • Learning outcomes and examples are mapped to the relevant Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered Nurse Standards for Practice and Patent Safety Competency Framework document.

Students are supported with a variety of pedagogical features aimed at providing a consistent and scaffolded delivery of content, offering a broad range of opportunities to apply and test their learning.

The new edition also has:

  • A clear and accessible writing style allowing students to engage with the text and the theories. 
  • Language that is simple and easy to read for first year students who may struggle with tertiary language.
  • Updated content that is relevant in contemporary Australian nursing. 
  • Real world cases where students can discuss evidence-based nursing practises by reviewing the relevant research and discussing the implications for nursing practise.
New to this edition
  • Retained and Updated: The NSQHS (National Safety and Quality Health Standards)
  • Feature boxes are included in the chapters with the relevant NSQHS icon.
  • Addition of the PSCF standards - The Patient Safety Competency Framework for Nursing Students has been integrated throughout the chapters, with practical examples on how the safety domains can be applied in practice
  • New chapter - Disability
  • The Fundamentals of Care Framework is included in this new edition.
  • Contemporary and evidence-based practice
  • Update to images to ensure they reflect current nursing practise.
  • Mapped learning outcomes and examples in the text to the relevant Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse Standards for Practice.
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Table of contents
  • VOLUME 1
  • Unit 1 The Nature of Nursing 
  • 1 Historical and Contemporary Nursing Practice 
  • 2. Nurse Education, Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • 3 Nursing Theories and Conceptual Frameworks
  • 4 Legal Aspects of Nursing
  • 5 Values, Ethics and Advocacy
  • Unit 2 Contemporary Health Care
  • 6 Health Care Delivery Systems
  • 7 Community Health Nursing
  • 8 Home Care
  • 9 Regional & Remote Nursing
  • 10 Health Information and Communication Technology
  • Unit 3 The Nursing Process
  • 11 Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process
  • 12 Assessing
  • 13 Diagnosing
  • 14 Planning
  • 15 Implementing and Evaluating
  • 16 Documenting and Reporting
  • Unit 4 Health Beliefs and Practices
  • 17 Health Promotion
  • 18 Health, Wellness and Illness
  • 19 Cultures and Nursing
  • 20 Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Unit 5 Lifespan Development
  • 21 Concepts of Growth and Development
  • 22 Promoting Health from Conception through to Adolescence
  • 23 Promoting Health in Young and Middle-Aged Adults
  • 24 Promoting Health in Older Adults
  • 25 Promoting Family Health


  • VOLUME 2
  • Unit 6 Integral Aspects of Nursing
  • 26 Caring
  • 27 Communicating
  • 28 Teaching & Learning
  • 29 Leading, Managing and Delegating
  • Unit 7 Assessing Health
  • 30 Vital Signs
  • 31 Health Assessment
  • 32. Infection Prevention and Control
  • 33.Safety
  • 34. Hygiene
  • 35 Diagnostic Testing
  • 36 Medications
  • 37 Skin Integrity and Wound Care
  • 38 Perioperative Nursing


  • VOLUME 3
  • Unit 9 Promoting Psychological Health
  • 39 Sensory Perception
  • 40 Self-Concept
  • 41 Sexuality
  • 42 Spirituality
  • 43 Stress and Coping
  • 44 Loss, Grieving and Death
  • 45 Mental Health Nursing
  • 46 Disability
  • Unit 10 Promoting Physiological Health
  • 47 Activity and Exercise
  • 48 Sleep
  • 49 Pain Management
  • 50 Nutrition
  • 51 Urinary Elimination
  • 52 Faecal Elimination
  • 53 Oxygenation
  • 54 Circulation
  • 55 Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid–Base Balance


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