On line course
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
• Obtain and evaluate vital signs and EKG strips
• Identify normal and abnormal diagnostic laboratory values
• Properly chart actions and observations pertaining to a patient.
• Demonstrate familiarity with Pharmacology to include drugs, contrast media and applicable regulations.
• Apply learned communication skills and techniques.
• Identify factors influencing communication.
• Demonstrate familiarity with concepts and methods of infection control
Unit Quizzes = 15%
• Shift Assessment = 15%
• EKG assignment = 15%
• Charting Exercise and Pharmaceutical Assessment = 15%
• Cultural Communication Exercise = 15%
• Comprehensive Final Exam = 25%
A letter grade will then be assigned according to the following scale:
90% and above = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
59% and below = F
The patient (shift) assessment and the cultural communication assignment MUST be submitted to the assignment dropbox located on the left side of the course homepage. Assignments must be received prior to the deadline.
Assignments that require the student to research information must correctly acknowledge the source of information. The paper should follow guidelines of the American Psychological Association. You will need to refer to the sixth editionof the APA manual. For quick references I suggest you use The Owl at Purdue at: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ or take time to view the APA tutorial at: http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/index.htm
APA Cover Pages for this course must have the following:
§ Properly placed running head and page number
§ Title of the assignment
§ Your name
§ University affiliation
§ Course number and name
§ Instructor’s name
Confidentiality and HIPPA: Please be aware that some assignments will be done on patients and/or volunteers. It is your duty as a medical professional to maintain and preserve patient confidentiality. ANY ASSIGNMENT that contains proper names or identification that can be misidentified as patient information will automatically receive a point deduction equivalent to 1 letter grade. This is especially true for volunteer patients since the instructor cannot make that determination.
Any student that missed a quiz expiration date will not be allowed to take the quiz once the time has expired. If this happens, the student will receive a grade of zero (0) for that quiz. If a student misses a deadline for an activity or assignment, that assignment/activity will not be graded and a grade of zero (0) will be given. Emergencies do occur and they will be dealt with on an individual basis. Do not inform me of personal emergencies after the deadlines/due dates and expiration dates have passed.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.
The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The DSS has assistance devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned to qualified individuals. A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for further information. Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.
Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved. If the matter remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution. The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.
The director of the Counseling Center services as the ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.