Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Discuss the ethical aspects of advanced directives and mechanical ventilation.
GRADED ITEMS AND GRADE DETERMINATION
Each week a hot topic assignment will be posted asking the student to research a specific subject currently on the forefront of respiratory care. Each student is required to locate one peer-reviewed journal article published within the past five years pertaining to the question posed and post either that article or a link to that article on the discussion board. The student should provide a brief summary, approximately 300 words, of the posted article. The student is encouraged to include personal opinions and insight as appropriate to the subject matter. This summary should be well written and should utilize proper grammar. The summary should be posted on the discussion board along with the referenced article.
Each student is expected to review and comment on a minimum of two hot topic assignments. The student is expected to have reviewed the posted article and the summary. Feedback should be well thought out and constructive in nature. Feedback should be posted under the Dialogue and Discussion Link associated with the Weekly Hot Topic.
SUGGESTIONS FOR FEEDBACK:
Each student will be asked to review and provide feedback to three articles posted as part of their hot topic assignment in the format of a dialectical journal. A dialectical journal is a double-entry note taking system that helps one to read critically and encourages the habit of reflective questioning. Students may choose any three articles, not necessarily their own. The student should have a minimum of 15 entries with comments for each. Dialectical journals are due Week 5 (2/19), Week 11 (4/1) and Week 16 (5/6). These journals should be submitted under the Assignment Icon.
The intent of this project is to share ideas and advance student knowledge of modalities utilized for the management of the critically ill respiratory patient. You will be required to submit a power point presentation on a specific adult critical care therapeutic technique that you are interested in. Power points should be around 20-25 slides. Examples of advance practice techniques include advanced ventilator modes, Nitric Oxide, jet ventilation, optimal PEEP, or other innovative strategies incorporated in the critical care setting. This may be a strategy recently adopted by your facility or a modality you consider cutting edge in the world of respiratory care. The project should include 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; cite according to APA style. Please refer to the following description and specifics:
Project Format Description and Specifications:
Each student will submit their project in a PowerPoint presentation.
Sections that must be addressed:
Title slide: Title of your project, your name, course name and number, instructor’s name, and date.
This section introduces background information about the modality being presented.
This section allows for in-depth description of chosen modality.
List indications associated with utilization of modality.
List contraindications associated with utilization of modality.
This section provides detailed information in reference to outcomes associated with utilization of proposed intervention.
References should be in alphabetical order and conform to the APA format.
Each presentation will be graded on the following:
Power point topics are due Week 4 (2/12) and should be posted under the Power Point Topic Link. Completed projects are due Week 16 (5/6).
Hot Topic Assignments 20%
Dialectical Journals (3) 18%
PowerPoint Project 50%
APPROXIMATE GRADING SCALE
A minimum grade of 75 (C) is required in all respiratory courses. Failure to attain a minimum grade of C will prevent the student from progressing in the program.
MISSED EXAM OR OTHER GRADED ITEM POLICY
Anything not completed and handed in on time will be subjected to a 10% per day penalty (weekends and holidays excluded).
Regular class attendance is expected, and is used for grading purposes. Attendance may be evaluated on the basis of the student’s frequency of log-in’s or participation in course postings. There is a direct correlation between grades and class participation. Students who check the site regularly and participate typically do better in the course. Although the syllabus includes an approximate calendar, changes can occur during the year. If changes are made it is the student’s responsibility to check the site for any changes posted by the instructor. It is also the student’s responsibility to keep up with material as it is posted on the site.
All components of RESP 3543 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared, copied or plagiarized from other sources. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting that abided by this rule.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published and unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in “selling” term papers is also plagiarism.
Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification. If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of “0” will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.
Student Honor Creed
"As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."
As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.
Thus, we, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.
We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.
We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.