Virtual Clinical Excursions Online and Print Workbook for Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition
One of the most complete nursing education learning systems available, Virtual Clinical Excursions (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 Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th 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 by giving you the perfect environment to practice what you’ve learned.
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- UNIQUE! Patient 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.
- Allows for easy and quick access to various patient charts, including Physician’s Orders, Laboratory Reports, Patient Education, Nursing Admission, and many more.
- 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.
- Drug reference includes a comprehensive set of drug monographs to help you make the best clinical judgments.
- Vital signs tool within each patient’s room allows you to check the patient’s status at critical moments, and promote safe practice.
- 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.
- Online workbook guides you throughout the patient scenarios to collect information, make decisions, and set priorities.
- NEW! Updated content from the 7th edition of the Medical-Surgical Nursing textbook addressed through patient care activities in the VCE workbook, providing you with active learning of the latest evidence-based care.
Print and Interactive Workbook
Getting Started Lesson 1 Developmental Processes and the Older Adult Lesson 2 Inflammation, Infection, and Immunity Lesson 3 Pain Management Lesson 4 Surgical Care Lesson 5 Intravenous Therapy Lesson 6 Loss, Death, and End-of-Life Lesson 7 The Patient with Cancer Lesson 8 Acute and Chronic Respiratory Disorders Lesson 9 Cardiac Disorders Lesson 10 Cardiovascular Disorders: Hypertension Lesson 11 Digestive Tract Disorders Lesson 12 Connective Tissue Disorders Lesson 13 Endocrine Disorders: Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia Lesson 14 Mental Health and Illness Online Virtual Hospital
Online Testing Program How to Create Quizzes and Exams from Question Pools Harry George Question Pool Jacquline Catanazaro Question Pool Piya Jordan Question Pool Clarence Hughes Question Pool Pablo Rodriguez Question Pool Patricia Newman Question Pool
Instructor Resources Getting Set Up with VCE Online Teaching Tips Key Icons FAQs System Requirements
Student Resources Getting Set Up with VCE Online Key Icons System Requirements
Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Community Care Systems, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX