Virtual Clinical Excursion Online & Print Workbook for Foundations of Nursing,
Edition 8
By Kim Cooper, RN, MSN and Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN

Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018

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 of 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.

Key Features

  • 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 Features

  • NEW! Updated content from Foundations of Nursing 8th Edition addressed through patient care activities in the VCE workbook, providing you with active learning of the latest evidence-based care.
About the author
By 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
Table of Contents

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

Online Virtual Hospital

Online Testing Program
How to Create Quizzes and Exams from Question Pools
William Jefferson Question Pool
Delores Gallegos Question Pool
Kathryn Doyle Question Pool
Carlos Reyes Question Pool
Goro Oshi Question Pool

Instructor Resources
Getting Set Up with VCE Online
Teaching Tips
Key Icons
System Requirements

Student Resources
Getting Set Up with VCE Online
Key Icons
System Requirements

Book details
ISBN: 9780323524438
Page Count: 192
Retail Price : £58.99