Summary: Guiding students through a virtual clinical experience, VCE: Red Rock Canyon Medical Center is a teaching hospital that is modeled after a real medical-surgical floor. It contains five patient rooms, a nurses' station, a supervisor's office, two conference rooms, a nurses' lounge, and a waiting room with an elevator. The following patients are seeking treatment in Red Rock Canyon Medical Center:
Carmen G...show moreonzalez: This older Hispanic female presents with an infected leg that has become gangrenous. She has Type 2 diabetes mellitus, as well as complications of congestive heart failure and osteomyelitis
David Ruskin: Following a car-bicycle accident, this young adult African-American male is admitted with a possible closed head injury and a badly fractured right humerus. He undergoes an open reduction and internal fixations of the right humerus.
Sally Begay: This Native American woman enters the hospital and is initially suspected of having a Hanta virus infection. She has a confirmed diagnosis of bacterial lung infection. This client's complications include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and inactive tuberculosis.
Ira Bradley: Ira is a caucasian adult male with late-stage HIV disease who is admitted for an opportunistic respiratory infection. He has complications of oral fungal infection, malnutrition, and wasting.
Andrea Wang: This young Asian female entered the hospital after a diving accident in which T6 is crushed, with partial transection of the spinal cord. After a week in the ICU, she has been transferred to the medical-surgical unit, where she is being closely monitored.
Key Features :
Includes a guided tutorial which shows students how to work with a patient in the 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, and sometimes administer medications.
Requires students to use their critical thinking skills to set priorities for care, collect data, analyze and interpret data, and reach conclusions about complex problems within a health-illness transition.
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.
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