Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the fetal development of the cardiopulmonary system.
2. Discuss common respiratory disorders in the neonatal and pediatric patient including:
b. Signs and symptoms
3. Discuss common therapeutic procedures used in the treatment of the neonatal and pediatric patient including:
b. Proper techniques
4. Identify ventilation and oxygenation techniques used in the neonatal and pediatric patient.
5. Discuss the use of common conventional therapies used in the neonatal and pediatric patient with newer, specialized therapies.
6. Demonstrate ability to apply research findings to clinical practice issues.
GRADED ITEMS AND GRADE DETERMINATION
The class journal is for you to post your comments, assessments, insights or questions on the readings for the week. You may choose to comment on, a chapter, or article, or on several. Please do not re-state or summarize the weekly readings. In addition to the suggestions above consider these questions: What did you learn? What do you agree or disagree with. How can you apply this information to clinical practice? Each student should login and read journals and comment on other postings. Post your journals under Discussion/Journal. Your journal should be posted by midnight on Sunday.
Select a topic of interest to you within (Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care). The paper should be approximately3 pgs (excluding cover sheet and reference page). Include these three aspects of the topic:
What is known and reported in the literature and research about your topic?
Given what the literature and research say about your topic, what conclusions can you draw?
Given these conclusions, what are the implications for the future of respiratory care and clinical practice?
You must site your references at the end of your paper. The paper must have at least 5 references. References must be current (within the last 5 years). Use scholarly sources; apply APA style to the manuscript.
The intent of this project is to share ideas and advance student knowledge of assessment and care of neonatal and pediatric patients. You will be required to submit a power point presentation on a specific neonatal or pediatric respiratory therapeutic technique that you are interested in. Power point should be around 15-20 slides. EX:of advance practice techniques include ECMO, Nitric Oxide, jet ventilation, or new ventilation strategies. You may cover something interesting that is new at the hospital you work at. Or you may present a case study. The project should include the indications, contraindications, hazards, and desired outcomes. You must cite your references at the end of your project. The project must have at least 5 references. References must be current (within the last 5 years). Use scholarly sources; apply APA style to the manuscript.
In-depth exam covering specified material given from your readings. Examinations may consist of true/false, multiple choice, short answer or essay questions.
A comprehensive examination will consist of true/false, multiple choice, short answer or essay questions.
APPROXIMATE GRADING SCALE
90-100 Points A
< 60 F
MISSED EXAM, OR OTHER GRADED ITEM POLICY
Anything not completed and handed in on time will be subjected to a 15% per day penalty (weekends and holidays included). All assignments must be completed by midnight of the due date.