Virtual Clinical Excursions 3.0 for Phipps' Medical-Surgical Nursing

8th Edition

Health & Illness Perspectives


  • Frances Monahan
    • Print ISBN 9780323046114

    Key Features

    • Real-world problems place users in nursing scenarios where they can set priorities for care, collect data, analyze and interpret data, and reach conclusions about complex problems within a health-illness transition.
    • The highly-engaging format encourages active learning and provides opportunities to identify information to collect and process data for evidence-based patient care; work with data entry and retrieval screens; optimize use of available information resources; understand hospital information systems; manage information for decision-making; and maintain and improve core computing skills.
    • Lessons in the workbook complement the content in the textbook and guide the student through the virtual hospital.
    • Includes over 250 NCLEX-RN examination-style questions based on the VCE patients that offer built-in testing of clinical knowledge.
    • The virtual hospital gives students the opportunity to monitor and care for six unique patients/cases, each of whom has complex medical-surgical conditions.
    • The online testing program includes more than 250 NCLEX-style questions for each patient, allowing instructors to assess and measure students' understanding and clinical judgment for each case.
    • Each workbook activity includes time icons showing how long it should take the average student to complete the exercise and linkage icons to indicate that a previous activity must be completed before attempting the one at hand.
    • Augments knowledge of physical assessment by allowing the student to examine and document vital signs, as well as assess information related to the head and neck, chest, back and spine, upper extremities, abdomen, pelvic, and lower extremities.
    • The CD-ROM offers users the opportunity to visit each patient and access realistic information essential for patient care, including: charts, medical administration records, electronic patient records, video clips of nurse-client interactions, and other

    Table of Contents

    Unit 1: Medical-Surgical Nursing Today

    Lesson 1 – Health Assessment

    Lesson 2 – End of Life Care

    Unit 2: Perioperative Nursing

    Lesson 3 – Perioperative Care

    Unit 3: Common Problems

    Lesson 4 – Pain

    Lesson 5 – Fluid Imbalance

    Lesson 6 – Electrolyte Imbalances Part I

    Lesson 7 – Electrolyte Imbalances Part II

    Lesson 8 – Acid-base Imbalance

    Unit 4: Immunologic Problems

    Lesson 9 – Cancer

    Unit 5: Respiratory Problems

    Lesson 10 – Emphysema and Pneumonia

    Lesson 11 – Asthma

    Unit 6: Cardiovascular Problems

    Lesson 12 – Atrial Fibrillation

    Lesson 13 – Hypertension

    Lesson 14 – DVT and Pulmonary Embolism

    Unit 7: Hematologic Problems

    Lesson 15 – Blood Component Therapy

    Unit 8: Endocrine Problems

    Lesson 16 – Diabetes Mellitus Part I

    Lesson 17 – Diabetes Mellitus Part II

    Unit 9: Gastrointestinal Problems

    Lesson 18 – Nutritional Problems

    Lesson 19 – Intestinal Obstruction

    Unit 10: Musculoskeletal Problems

    Lesson 20 – Osteomyelitis

    Lesson 21 – Chronic Low Back Pain/Lumbosacral Back Pain

    Lesson 22 – Osteoporosis

    Lesson 23 – Osteoarthritis and Total Knee Replacement

    Unit 11: Eye Problems

    Lesson 24 – Glaucoma


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