Virtual Clinical Excursions 3.0 for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780323086554

Virtual Clinical Excursions 3.0 for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

5th Edition

Authors: Katherine Fortinash Patricia Holoday Worret
Paperback ISBN: 9780323086554
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 23rd September 2011
Page Count: 192


One of the most complete nursing education learning systems available, Virtual Clinical Excursions is an online program that guides you through a virtual hospital where the patients are real and their conditions are constantly changing. By immersing students in a realistic, yet safe, nursing environment, VCE simulates the average clinical rotation by allowing users 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. Each lesson has a textbook reading assignment and activities based on "visiting" the patients in the hospital — providing a perfect environment to "practice" what you are learning.

Key Features

  • Online workbook includes a set of lessons to prepare and guide you through a variety of patient scenarios, which are all connected to your textbook.
  • Physical examination interactions include unique images and assessment findings for each patient scenario.
  • Patient chart 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.
  • Electronic patient record houses data from the patient’s entire hospital stay and offers the ability to record new data findings.
  • 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.
  • Updated drug reference includes a comprehensive set of the latest drug monographs to help you make the best clinical judgments involving medication administration.


Table of Contents

Getting Started
Getting Set Up
Quick Tour and Reference Guide
Detailed Tour


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About the Author

Katherine Fortinash

Affiliations and Expertise

Certified Clinical Specialist, Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing; Associate Faculty, Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee, CA; Clinical Nurse Specialist and Educator, Sharp HealthCare, Mesa Vista Hospital, San Diego, CA

Patricia Holoday Worret

Affiliations and Expertise

Certified Clinical Specialist, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Professor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA; Consultant, San Diego, CA