The focus of this lecture course is on the theoretical application of respiratory care to the pediatric and newborn patient. Topics include development of the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems, patient assessment, intrinsic lung diseases, congenital heart diseases, SIDS and apnea, applied pharmacotherapy, surfactant replacement therapy, and ventilatory support techniques.
The intent of this project is to share ideas and advance student knowledge of assessment and care of neonatal and pediatric patients. Each student will present their project on the appropriate date (see course schedule). You will be required to give a 5 minute presentation on a specific neonatal or pediatric respiratory topic that you interested in. Examples include: monitoring techniques, oxygen delivery, conventional or non-conventional ventilation, administration of gas mixtures, congenital defects, cardiac defects, pediatric or neonatal diseases. Your project will be posted on the discussion board under the title project. You must site your references at the end of your project in APA format.
During the semester there will be in-depth exams covering the specified material given in class and 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.
Lecture Exams 60%
Final Exam 25%
APPROXIMATE GRADING SCALE
Anything not completed and handed in on time will be subjected to a 15% per day penalty (weekends and holidays included). No exceptions!
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MSU provide academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic and employment requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or 397-4515.
Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations.