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On the Shelf – January 2023

On the Shelf – January 2023

For all those beginning their nursing or midwifery journey, the ANMF (Vic Branch) library has a selection of new student resources, in print and digital, available to help you succeed. The library is co-located with the student hub and provides flexible learning and study spaces. Members are welcome to use the library’s computer lab (with printing, scanning and photocopying facilities), loan headphones and connect to free Wi-Fi.

Members are also welcome to visit and browse the collection of specialist print and digital publications relating to nursing and midwifery practice, education, history and working conditions. Members can also register to view the electronic book collection at

Regional and rural members can search for books and other resources online at, and borrow titles by emailing The mail service is free, and you will receive a reply paid return label.

Essential clinical skills: enrolled nurses

5th edition

By Joanne Tollefson, Gayle Watson, Eugenie Jelly and Karen Tambree

Essential clinical skills addresses the practical (skills) component of the Diploma of Nursing. Successful completion of the skills component is mandatory for accreditation. Skills grids in the text help you to assess your own performance, gain feedback and maintain a personal record of skills you have practised.

Biblio = 5115

Counseling the nursing mother: a lactation consultant’s guide

7th edition

By Judith Lauwer et al

This edition has been updated to include new information on social media trends, blood sugar protocols, changes in baby-friendly NICU and the ten steps, donor milk in the healthy newborn nursery and effects on exclusivity. It also includes expanded discussions on dominant culture, implicit bias, cultural humility, and health equity, as well as additional case studies and a more global focus of human lactation.

Biblio = 5089

Fundamentals of microbiology

12th edition

By Jeffrey C. Pommerville

Designed for the introductory microbiology course, this text consolidates important concepts and ideas necessary for mastery by students entering the healthcare field as a nurse or other allied health professional. The twelfth edition has been updated with the latest scientific and education research written with a global perspective on microbiology and infectious disease (including COVID-19), and the visual aspects of the text have been improved to make understanding difficult complex concepts more approachable.

Biblio = 5087

ACCCN’s critical care nursing

4th edition

By Leanne Atkin, Andrea Marshall and Wendy Chaboyer

Endorsed by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses and written by leading critical care nursing clinicians, the 4th edition of Critical Care Nursing continues to encourage and challenge critical care nurses and students to develop world-class practice and ensure the delivery of the highest quality care.

Biblio = 4957

Fluids & electrolytes made incredibly easy!

7th edition

By Laura M. Willis

Written in the enjoyable Incredibly Easy!® style, this text offers step-by-step direction on balancing fluids and electrolytes, understanding fluid imbalances and the disorders that cause them, treating imbalances and more. A real-world guide, it supports students and new nurses in class, on the unit and with NCLEX® preparation.

Biblio = 5098

Integrating systems: clinical cases in anatomy and physiology

By Zerina Tomkins

This text presents real-life examples to help students new to anatomy and physiology demonstrating how anatomy and physiology work together to enable the human body to respond to a range of external challenges. The inclusion of concept maps, questions, answers and rationales will provide students the necessary tools to effectively understand the integration of body systems and prepare for common presentations in practice.

Biblio = 5086

Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nurses

8th edition

By Joanne Tollefson and Elspeth Hillman

This combined theory and workbook text covers the key clinical skills and knowledge that nursing students need, facilitating your mastery of provable competencies that fulfil the required standards. The latest evidence-based material from nursing and associated literature – and reflecting the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s Registered Nurse Standards for Practice – make this the essential guide for students of registered nursing programs.

Biblio = 5114

Perioperative nursing: an introduction

3rd edition

By Sally Sutherland-Fraser et al

This third edition provides a solid foundation for both undergraduate and post-graduate students, and novice perioperative nurses embarking on their career. Underpinned with the most recent evidence-based practice, research, standards and guidelines, this highly respected text continues to be an indispensable resource for perioperative nurses.

Biblio = 5097