This groundbreaking workbook/CD-ROM package brings learning to life in a virtual hospital setting. Each lesson has a textbook reading assignment with corresponding 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 to help students make connections between what they experience through the CD-ROM and what theyve learned in their textbook. Each virtual hospital visit allows the student to access realistic information resources essential to patient care. The result is a true-to-life, hands-on learning experience. Meaningful, real-world problems place users in nursing scenarios where they can set priorities for care, collect data, analyze and interpret data, and reach conclusions about complex problems within a health-illness transition The highly-engaging format encourages active learning and provides opportunities to identify information to collect and process data for evidence-based patient care; work with data entry and retrieval screens; optimize use of available information resources; understand hospital information systems; manage information for decision-making; and maintain and improve core computing skills Lessons in the workbook complement the content in the textbook and guide the student through the multi-floor virtual hospital The CD-ROM offers users the opportunity to visit each patient and access realistic information essential for patient care, including: charts, medical administration records, electronic patient records, video streaming of patient dialogue with nurses, and other related materials The multi-floor virtual hospital has content on Patient Care, Patient Records, Case Conference, and Clinical Review to engage the user in the subject matter and allow for further exploration The virtual hospital includes a Pediatric Floor, a Well-Child Clinic, and a Surgery Department A clock icon appears under each lesson, estimating how much time it will take to complete A linkage icon alerts the user whenever they are about to begin an exercise that connects with the previous lessons TOC/Index matches chapters from the textbook with patients and lessons in the workbookHockenberry, Marilyn J. is the author of 'Essentials Of Pediatric Nursing', published 2004 under ISBN 9780323032827 and ISBN 0323032826.