Dynamic and engaging, Virtual Clinical Excursions is a workbook and CD-ROM package that guides users through a virtual hospital featuring highly complex and diverse patients. Complementing core textbook reading assignments in Phipps: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Health and Illness Perspectives, 7th Edition, lessons in the workbook provide a perfect opportunity for users to practice what they are learning in the text in a realistic clinical environment. Covers everything from general medical-surgical nursing concepts related to adult patients through pathophysiologic mechanisms to the nursing management of a full range of medical-surgical problems. Explores each disease and disorder in detail discussing its etiologic and pathophysiologic basis, clinical manifestations, collaborative care, and nursing management. Includes a guided tutorial which shows students how to work with a patient in a virtual hospital collect patient data from various sources (reports, charts, medication administration record, short video clips and audio clips of nurse-patient interactions) record patient data listen to a report and itemize a patient's problems and high-priority concerns sometimes administer medication and more. Emphasizes the importance of patient care from nursing assessment, diagnosis, planning, and implementation to evaluation. Requires students to document client-nurse interactions retrieving clinical data, maintaining quality and continuity of care, tracking client outcomes, and meeting current practice standards. Produced in conjunction with the Virtual Clinical Excursions CD-ROM authors: Jay Shiro Tashiro, PhD, RN; Ellen Sullins, PhD; Gina Long, RN, DNScWilma J. Phipps PhD RN FAAN is the author of 'Virtual Clinical Excursions 1.0 to Accompany Medical-Surgical Nursing: Health and Illness Perspectives, 7e', published 2002 under ISBN 9780323023382 and ISBN 032302338X.