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Virtual Clinical Excursions / Edition 1

Introducing Virtual Clinical Excursions -- a new breed of workbook that is now a critical component of several of Mosby and W.B. Saunders' most prominent nursing texts. Inside, an extraordinary new CD-ROM provides an incredibly true-to-life simulation of clinical practice! This CD-ROM features a virtual hospital setting with five unique patients. These patients have their own diverse health problems, medical histories, families, cultural backgrounds, and personalities. You can access the patients, review their charts, lab data, and medication administration records...monitor daily changes when their nurses take their vital signs and perform a variety of tests...formulate nursing diagnoses...and plan interventions. In short, you can practice making all of the clinical decisions that lie at the heart of nursing...on your own schedules and at your own convenience! This workbook sends you into the virtual hospital setting to learn communication, documentation, assessment, critical thinking, and other essential skills. It also calls on you to collect information, make decisions, and set priorities. Each lesson has a reading assignment from Potter & Perry: Basic Nursing: Essentials For Practice, Fifth Edition, as well as activities that call on you to "visit" the patients in the virtual hospital. The workbook exercises provide a perfect environment in which you can practice what you are learning from the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323018913
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO

Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

Patricia Stockert, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, President of the College, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL

Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, CNE, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Getting Set Up1
A Quick Tour5
A Detailed Tour21
Part IApplication of Nursing Concepts
Lesson 1Critical Thinking and Nursing Judgment (Chapters 5 and 6)29
Lesson 2Applying the Nursing Process (Chapter 6)37
Lesson 3Caring in the Practice Setting (Chapter 15)47
Lesson 4Physical Examination and Vital Signs (Chapters 11 and 12)53
Lesson 5Communication with the Patient and Health Care Team (Chapter 8)63
Lesson 6Patient Education in Practice (Chapter 9)71
Lesson 7Documentation Principles (Chapter 7)79
Lesson 8Safe Medication Administration in Practice (Chapter 13)89
Part IICaring for Patient's Basic Needs
Lesson 9Comfort (Chapter 29)97
Lesson 10Oxygenation (Chapter 27)107
Lesson 11Fluid and Electrolytes (Chapter 14)117
Lesson 12Activity, Mobility, and Skin Integrity (Chapters 24, 33, and 34)121
Lesson 13Elimination (Chapters 31 and 32)133
Part IIIPsychosocial Care in Practice
Lesson 14Loss and Grief and Nursing Interventions to Support Coping (Chapters 22 and 21)141
Lesson 15Self-Concept (Chapters 19 and 21)149

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