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cover image - Virtual Clinical Excursions Online and Print Workbook for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing,8th Edition
ISBN: 9780323524445
Page Count: 304
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $77.95

Virtual Clinical Excursions Online and Print Workbook for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 8th Edition

by Kim Cooper, RN, MSN and Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN

Simulations - VCE - Print Workbook

cover image - Virtual Clinical Excursions Online and Print Workbook for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing,8th Edition
ISBN: 9780323524445
Page Count: 304
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $77.95


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One of the most complete nursing education learning systems available, Virtual Clinical Excursions 4.0 (VCE) is an interactive print and online workbook that guides you through a virtual hospital where the patients are real and their conditions are constantly changing. Each lesson features a core reading assignment from Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 8th Edition along with activities based on "visiting" the patients in the hospital. By immersing you in a realistic, yet safe, nursing environment, VCE simulates the average clinical rotation by allowing you to conduct a complete assessment of a patient and set priorities for care, collect information, analyze and interpret data, prepare and administer medications, and reach conclusions about complex problems. This unique virtual setting is the best way to learn about the complexities of patient care since it gives you the perfect environment to practice what you’ve learned.

Duration for access to this product, which may be at the discretion of your institution, is up to 36 months. Elsevier reserves the right to restrict or remove access due to changes in product portfolio or other market conditions.
    • Online workbook guides you throughout the patient scenarios to collect information, make decisions, and set priorities.
    • Vital signs tool within each patient’s room allows you to check the patient’s status at critical moments, and promotes safe practice.
    • Nursing information regarding patients’ acute care provides quick access to vital information such as physician’s orders, laboratory reports, patient education, nursing admission, and more, offering a richly detailed portrait of the patient.
    • Unique records that house data from the virtual patient’s hospital stay allows you to record new findings to see how the data for different attributes has changed over time.
    • Physical examination experience with unique images and assessment findings advance your understanding of each patient’s system assessments.
    • Nurse-client interaction videos depict conversations and situations involving nurses, patients, family members, and hospital staff to help you discern between communications that are ideal and those that need improvement.
    • Patient medication administration enhances your ability to think critically about safe medication practices and follow safe medication standards.
    • Updated drug reference includes a comprehensive set of the latest drug monographs to help you make the best clinical judgments involving medication administration.
    • Allows for easy and quick access to various patient charts, including Physician’s Orders, Laboratory Reports, Patient Education, Nursing Admission, and many more.
    • Laboratory guide provides standard value ranges for all laboratory values offered within the virtual patient hospital, so you can confirm and compare standard lab values against your patients’ test results.
    • NEW! Updated content from Foundations and Adult Health Nursing 8th Edition addressed through patient care activities in the VCE workbook, providing you with active learning of the latest evidence-based care.
  • Interactive Workbook
    Getting Started
    Lesson 1 An Overview of Communication Barriers
    Lesson 2 The Nursing Process
    Lesson 3 Patient Mobility
    Lesson 4 Patient Safety
    Lesson 5 Assessment of Vital Signs
    Lesson 6 The Nursing Assessment
    Lesson 7 Care of the Surgical Wound
    Lesson 8 Pain Management
    Lesson 9 Nutritional Assessment in a Malnourished Patient
    Lesson 10 Nutritional Assessment in an Overweight Person
    Lesson 11 Life Span Development
    Lesson 12 Establishment of End-of-Life Wishes
    Lesson 13 Care of the Dying Patient
    Lesson 14 Health Promotion in the Older Adult
    Lesson 15 Basic Mental Health Nursing Concepts
    Lesson 16 Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder
    Lesson 17 Care of the Patient with a Musculoskeletal Disorder
    Lesson 18 Care of the Patient Experiencing Comorbid Conditions (Musculoskeletal and Endocrine)
    Lesson 19 Developing a Plan of Care of the Patient with Osteomyelitis
    Lesson 20 Postoperative Assessment
    Lesson 21 Postoperative Complications
    Lesson 22 Care of the Patient with Pneumonia
    Lesson 23 Care of the Patient Experiencing Comorbid Conditions (Musculoskeletal and Respiratory)
    Lesson 24 Prioritizing Care for the Patient with a Pulmonary Disorder
    Lesson 25 Care of the Patient Experiencing Exacerbation of an Asthmatic Condition
    Lesson 26 Developing a Plan of Care for the Asthmatic Patient with Psychological Complications
    Lesson 27 Care and Treatment of the Patient with Complications of Cancer
    Lesson 28 Care and Treatment of the Patient with Cancer
    Lesson 29 Assessment of the Patient with Gastrointestinal Complications
    Lesson 30 Colorectal Cancer and Care of the Patient after Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Kim Cooper, RN, MSN, Chair, Nursing Department Program, Ivy Tech State College, Terre Haute, Indiana and Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN, Associate Professor of Nursing, Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute, Indiana


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