Dynamic and engaging, Virtual Clinical Excursions is a workbook and CD-ROM package that guides users through a multi-floor virtual hospital featuring highly complex and diverse patients. Complementing core textbook reading assignments in Urden: Thelan's Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 4th 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. The multi-floor hospital also has built in testing with immediate feedback of clinical knowledge with NCLEX-RN type questions. Explores how to care for clients' most basic needs addressing activity and immobility, nutrition, oxygenation, and elimination, as well as special needs. Features an Intensive Care Unit with: - James Story, a patient admitted for renal failure - James Franklin, who has undergone a carotid endarterectomy 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, and planning, to implementation and 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, DNScLinda D. Urden DNSc RN CNS NE-BC FAAN is the author of 'Virtual Clinical Excursions 2.0 to Accompany Thelan's Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 4e', published 2004 under ISBN 9780323018807 and ISBN 0323018807.