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Medical-Surgical Nursing For Australian Students: A Systems Approach, 1st Edition

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ISBN: 9780730391982

This book is being used at:

Federation University, Edith Cowan University, James Cook University, Southern Cross University and University of Wollongong

Medical Surgical Nursing For Australian Students: A Systems Approach, 1st Edition is designed to provide you with a comprehensive and digestible resource that delivers a wide scope of concepts that are essential to an undergraduate nursing degree.

Offering a truly Australian context, this text focuses on the local healthcare system in a relevant and current way. The case studies support the concept of ‘thinking like a nurse’ – enhancing your ability to use clinical reasoning for the provision of patient care.


  • Dedicated paediatrics chapter that covers relevant paediatric considerations – an understanding of the differences between children and adult care.
  • A diverse range of clinical case studies of normal and deteriorating patients, to enhance your abilities to use clinical reasoning in patient care.
  • Two practical sections designed to cover the essential content needed by nursing students.
Anne-Marie Brady (Trinity College Dublin)

Jacquie Brewer (Newcastle)

Zach Byfield (UNE)

Ellen Dyke (UQ)

Sara Geale (ACU)

Renjith Hari (UNE)

Sarah Mills (CDU)

Penny Sweeting (CDU)

Josie Tighe (La Trobe)

Chapter 1. The Australian healthcare system

Chapter 2. Indigenous health

Chapter 3. Principles of infection prevention and control

Chapter 4. Principles of nursing assessment

Chapter 5. Principles of medication administration

Chapter 6. Principles of nutritional care

Chapter 7. Principles of geriatric nursing

Chapter 8. Principles of end of life care

Chapter 9. Principles of surgical nursing

Chapter 10. Recognising and responding to patient deterioration

Chapter 11. Principles of paediatric nursing

Chapter 12. Nursing care of conditions related to the integument

Chapter 13. Nursing care of conditions related to the respiratory system

Chapter 14. Nursing care of conditions related to the circulatory system

Chapter 15. Nursing care of conditions related to the digestive system

Chapter 16. Nursing care of conditions related to the urinary system

Chapter 17. Nursing care of conditions related to the endocrine system

Chapter 18. Nursing care of conditions related to the neurological system

Chapter 19. Nursing care of conditions related to the immune system

Chapter 20. Nursing care of conditions related to haematological disorders

Chapter 21. Nursing care of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system

Chapter 22. Nursing care of conditions related to the ear, eye, nose and throat

Chapter 23. Nursing care of conditions related to reproductive health

Chapter 24. Special nursing care (includes emergency)

Chapter 25. Antipodean considerations

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Interactive E-Text: 9780730391999
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