Virtual Clinical Excursions 3.0 for Foundations of Nursing

5th Edition


  • Barbara Christensen
    • Print ISBN 9780323043342

    Key Features

    • Promotes active learning as students identify information to collect and process data for evidence-based patient care.
    • Exposes students to realistic information resources — such as the EPR, MAR, and extensive Charts — to prepare them for data management and decision-making on the floor.
    • Improves core computing skills as students access and evaluate the diverse hospital databases.
    • Reinforces the precepts of safe medication administration as students select, prepare, and administer medications in a harm-free environment.
    • Augments knowledge of physical assessment by allowing students to examine and record vital signs, head & neck, chest, back & spine, upper extremities, abdomen, pelvic, and lower extremities.
    • Fully integrates the psychosocial aspect of nursing through nurse-client interaction videos, underscoring the psychosocial component of patient care.
    • Includes over 250 NCLEX® examination-style questions that offer built-in testing of clinical knowledge.

    Table of Contents

    Getting Started

    Getting Set Up

    A Quick Tour

    A Detailed Tour

    Reducing Medication Errors

    Unit 1: Basic Nursing Concepts

    Lesson 1: An Overview of Communication Barriers

    Lesson 2: The Nursing Assessment

    Lesson 3: The Nursing Process

    Unit 2: Grief, Death, and Dying

    Lesson 4: Establishment of End-of-Life Wishes

    Lesson 5: Care of the Dying Patient

    Unit 3: Care of the Postoperative Patient

    Lesson 6: Assessment of Vital Signs

    Lesson 7: Care of the Surgical Wound

    Lesson 8: Pain Management

    Unit 4: Patient Safety and Mobility

    Lesson 9: Patient Safety

    Lesson 10: Patient Mobility

    Unit 5: Nutrition, Fluid, and Electrolyte Balance

    Lesson 11: Nutritional Assessment in a Malnourished Patient

    Lesson 12: Nutritional Assessment in an Overweight Patient

    Unit 6: Mental Health Nursing

    Lesson 13: Basic Mental Health Nursing Concepts

    Lesson 14: Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder

    Unit 7: Care of the Older Adult

    Lesson 15: Life Span Development

    Lesson 16: Health Promotion in the Older Adult


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    About the editor

    Barbara Christensen

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Formerly, Nurse Educator, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE