Patient Care

Course Details

Course Number: 1223  Section Number: 201

Spring 2013

Location: Dillard College of Business Administration

Classroom Number: 323

Days & Times:

Lecture: Monday, 10:00 - 11:50 am

Lab: Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:50 pm; Thursday, 1:00 - 2:50 pm 

Course Attachments

Spring 2013 SyllabusThis contains all of the procedures, policies, and requirements for this course.    Syllabus 2013-20130124-081536.pdf


Pt Care in Radiography - 8th ed.
Introductory look at patient care techniques and legal aspects of patient care
  ISBN: 9780323080651

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Lynette K Watts   
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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Recognize and describe members of the health care team.
2. Demonstrate and describe patient care techniques in a safe manner for the patient, self, and co-workers.
3. Interpret and record information in patient charts.
4. Apply safe body mechanics for the patient, self, and co-workers.
5. Safely and legally utilize immobilization devices.
6. Demonstrate and describe vital signs.
7. Discuss and practice safety in patient care delivery when oxygen is utilized.
8. Discuss and practice infection control for the patient, self, and co-workers.
9. Discuss and practice aseptic techniques.
10. Demonstrate safe administration of contrast media.
11. Recognize and respond to patient medical emergencies and demonstrate knowledge of emergency medications.
12 Discuss ethical and legal issues in health care in general and radiologic sciences in particular. 


Course Expectations




Unit Tests (5)


Vital Signs


Patient Transfer


Venipuncture Skill Assessment


Sterile Technique


Final Exam


Grading Standards













Below 60 or dishonesty 

Final Exam5/9/2013  10:00 a.m.

Submission Format Policy


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Defined Tardiness (Lecture/Lab)

Any student that arrives to lecture/lab 5 minutes after the starting time designated in the

university catalogue of lecture/lab will be considered tardy. If the student arrives tardy a total of

two (2) times, the student will be penalized in the form of one (1) unexcused absence. There will

be no exceptions to this policy.

Defined Absence (Lecture/Lab)

A student will have ten (10) minutes after the designated starting time to be present in

lecture/lab. If the student is not present at that time, he/she will be considered absent. The student

will be marked as having an unexcused absence from lecture/lab. Three (3) unexcused absences

will result in failure of the course and possible dismissal from the program.

A student will be considered as having an excused absence from class / lab if the following

criteria have been established:

1. Death of an immediate family member. An immediate family member is considered to

be a grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse, in-law, aunt, uncle,

or child.

2. Summons to appear in court or jury duty. A copy of the summons is required.

3. Call to military service. A copy of your orders to report is required.

4. University sponsored event. Members of athletic teams, college bowl participants, etc.

will be excused with proper notification.

5. Debilitating Illness or Disability. Will be addressed on an individual basis.

If a student if affected by an illness that is not debilitating, (i.e. flu, virus infection) which may

result in the student missing one or more consecutive class / lab sessions, that student will be

marked as unexcused for the amount of days missed unless a doctor’s note is provided. A

doctor’s note must have a statement to the affect that you were seen in the office, or you are

cleared to return to classes. It does not have to state what you were seen for. There will be no

exception to this policy.


Other Policies


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 Services (ODS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff.  The ODS has assistive 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 Services in the Counseling Center, Clark Student Center Room 108.  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 serves as the ADA Coordinator and may be contacted at (940)397-4618, TDD (940)397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.


Lecture/Lab Participation:

Students are assigned to one class lecture each week, consisting of a 2-hour time slot. Students

are expected to come to class on time, stay awake, and participate in the lecture. If it is deemed

that students are not engaged in the lecture session, they will be asked to leave and will be

penalized an unexcused absence for that session.

Students are assigned to four (4) hours of lab each week. Students are expected to work while in

the lab – this means manipulating equipment, positioning classmates, and discussing the material

to ensure understanding. If students are deemed to not be putting in the effort to learn the

material, they will be asked to leave the lab and will be penalized an unexcused absence for that



MSU Student Honor Creed: “ As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help

anyone else to do so.”

Honesty is a necessary trait in all health-care professionals. It is assumed that all students

practice honest and ethical behavior. Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not

be tolerated in this lecture and may result in failure and suspension or dismissal from this course

and from the program. Cases will be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from

the university.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work

product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.