Virtual Clinical Excursions-Pediatrics for Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 9th Edition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-23
  • Publisher: Mosby Inc

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This innovative workbook/CD-ROM package helps bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world by teaching students about clinical settings and critical thinking before they actually start clinical rotations making the transition from nursing student to caregiver a smoother process. A guided learning experience, VCE features textbook reading assignments that correspond with the CD-ROM and workbook activities. The workbook acts as a map, guiding students through the CD-ROM as they care for patients in the virtual hospital, making connections between what they experience in the virtual hospital and what they learn in the textbook. Throughout each lesson, students access realistic information resources essential to patient care, resulting in a true-to-life, hands-on learning experience. 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. New flash-based technology allows more ease of use, featuring seamless one-click navigation, no plug-ins, and automatic installations. The cases in VCE are all new along with new patient data in the Electronic Patient Record, Patient Charts, KARDEX, and Medication Administration Record. A new medication room simulates what students will encounter in practice or in a real clinical setting. Over 55 embedded medication administration errors force students to think critically about safe medication practices and follow safe medication standards. Students can now sign in for multiple patients as a nurse would in practice. A new Medication Scorecard provides instant feedback on correctly and incorrectly administered medications. A new Examination Report checklist tracks performance on baseline and focused assessments. Students now have the ability to take a break leaving the software at anytime and picking up where they left off without losing any information. New workbook icons for time show approximately how long it will take to complete a particular exercise. Workbook icons for linked activities indicate that a particular exercise is linked to another exercise and cannot be completed independently.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Getting Set Up
A Quick Tour
A Detailed Tour
Reducing Medication Errors
Evidence-Based Practice
Understanding Evidence-Based Practice
Developing an Evidence-Based Practice Summary Review: Meningitis in Children: Effectiveness of Vaccines
Developing an Evidence-Based Practice Summary Review: Pain Management for Children Who are Dying
Tommy Douglas
Understanding Head Injury
Assessing the Head-Injured Patient
Head Injury Management
Acute Care Phase, Period of Care 1
Acute Care Phase, Period of Care 2
Acute Care Phase, Period of Care 3
Providing Support for Families Experiencing the Loss of a Child
Tiffany Sheldon
Anorexia Nervosa: History and Physical Examination
Pathophysiology of Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa: Clinical Signs and Symptoms
Management of Anorexia Nervosa
Nursing Care of the Child with Anorexia Nervosa
Stephanie Brown
Emergent Nursing Care of the Child with Meningitis
Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Child
Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Child with Cerebral Palsy
The Nursing Process and Care of the Hospitalized Child with Bacterial Meningitis
Carrie Richards
Care of the Infant with Respiratory Distress
Care of the Hospitalized Infant
Nutritional Assessment and Discharge Planning
George Gonzales
Emergent Care of the Child with Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Care of the Hospitalized Child with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Care and Self-Management
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