Advanced Clinical Practice Skills

Course Details

Course Number: 3213  Section Number: 20

Spring 2014

Location: Online

Days & Times:

N/A Online Course



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MSU Faculty Member
Kimberly Onstott   
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Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, a student will:
• 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

Course Expectations
Student must complete all coursework  outlined in the syllabus of this course.
Students can proceed through the course content at their own pace within the boundaries set by the Course Schedule
and the MSU Academic Calendar. See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates. Late
work is not accepted and a zero (0) will be recorded after the due date. I strongly suggest you not push due dates to the
last minute.
HIPAA requirement: Do not place ANY patient name on your assignments. Any proper name that appears on an
assignment, other than yours will be considered a HIPAA violation and the assignment will automatically drop
one letter grade.
Unit Quizzes (15%)
When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to D2L and receive a
customized timed module quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions. See the course schedule for the open
and close dates for the quizzes.
It is important to know the module content before attempting the module quizzes because they are timed and the student
will have only 30 min to complete the exam. Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her
quiz for grading.
All quizzes are open the day that classes begin, so you can work ahead. A target date for each quiz is provided so you
can keep abreast of your progress. These are not due dates and the quizzes do not close until April 20. Quizzes not
completed by April 20, will receive a zero (0). Under NO circumstances will an extension be made to complete quizzes
not completed by the close date. The Final will be available on April 20 and will close May 5. The final is closed book but
not proctored. Students should contact the instructor in extenuating circumstances; such cases will be dealt with on an
individual basis.
If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the Help link at the top toolbar in D2L, contact the
MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email to the course instructor explaining what happened.
If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send
an email to the course instructor that includes the following:
• Module Quiz Number (I -VI)
• Answer the Student Thinks Should be Correct
• Rationale Supporting Why the Student's Answer is Correct
• Page numbers must be included when referencing the textbook in a rationale
After reviewing the case, if the course instructor thinks a revision is justified, the student's quiz score will be revised to
reflect the additional points and the test bank will be updated. It may take several weeks for the student to receive a
response because the instructor works on batches of questions for a particular quiz at a time.
Patient Assessment (15%)
• On a volunteer or patient, using information found in Chapter 6 and 7 of Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills
and any other sources needed, perform the portions of a patient assessment. The requirements and instructions
are found in the unit notes. You are to address every item listed in the list of required items, recording your
observations and the clinical implications/significance of each. Please note that "normal" is an impression (the
examiner's diagnosis or assessment of a problem, disease or condition) and NOT an implication (what may be
causing what it is you are observing). DO NOT use Normal or Within Normal Limits. DESCRIBE the
implications/significance of what you observe for the "implications/significance" section. Be thorough and
complete.
• The assignment is to be typed as a single WORD document only with a cover page. Submit the assignment to the
area in the Unit 1 module as one attachment.
• The assignment is due by the deadline listed in the syllabus.
ECG and Lab Values Learning Activity (15%)
The student will watch the ECGs made easy video found in the Unit 2 learning module and review the course
notes on ECG and lab values. The students will perform the ECG and Lab values learning activity also found in the Unit 2
learning module. The student should put their full name and email in the opening page. After completion of the ECG and
Lab values learning activity the score should automatically be sent to the instructors email address. Please print the score
for your records. If the instructor does not receive the score the student will have the printed score for verification and
might be asked to fax or scan the score to your instructor. The activity will be complete before the date in the course
syllabus or a score of "0" will be recorded.
Charting and Pharmacology Exercise (15%)
There are two parts to the assignment for this unit.
Part 1 (Hand-written Assignment):
Using one of the formats found in Box 3.1, page 30-31 (5th ed.) or the format of the facility in which you work and the
supplemental notes above, chart ANY FOUR PATIENT RELATED procedures YOU perform at your workplace
(Examples: CT chest w/contrast, ankle x-ray, IVU, US abdomen, Radiation therapy brain, etc).
Note: This is a hand-written assignment, regardless of your facilities protocol; you must follow the criteria as specified
by the instructor for this assignment. Follow the criteria as mentioned prior to and after the assignment. The assignment
must be written legibly (illegible is assumed incorrect). If not hand written, this portion of the assignment will be dropped 1
letter grade.
Part 2 (Medication Information):
Find one medication listed in any patient chart, you may even use the package insert from a medication. Locate a
Physician's Desk Reference (PDR), or any suitable reference and provide the following information in the clearly labeled
sections seen below. You can also access package information from the following link: http://www.pdr.net/
1. Trade/Brand Name (If more than one type, injection liquid, tablet, specify which one you are using).
2. Drug Manufacturer
3. Generic Name
4. Designated Chemical Name (chemically known as) or Empirical Formula
5. Drug Usage
6. Indications (what is it used for)
7. Contraindications
8. Adverse reaction (summarize if needed)
9. Dosages
10. Methods of drug administered
Note: If you are using a source other than the PDR for the medication portion of this assignment, please state the
package insert or the URL of the website where you got your information. The medication information section of the
assignment can be typed or handwritten.
HIPAA requirement: Do not place ANY patient name or other identifying information on your assignment. Any
information that appears on an assignment, other than yours will be considered a HIPAA violation and the
assignment will receive a grade reduction equivalent to one letter grade.
Submitting the assignment:
There are several ways to submit this assignment.
1).The student can scan the work and submit it as ONE file to the assignment drop box in Unit 3 (preferred).
2).The student can mail the assignment to your professor for grading. The mailed assignment must be POSTMARKED by
the date in the syllabus. If an assignment is no postmarked by the date in the syllabus, it will not be graded and a "0" will
be recorded.
3). The student can fax it to the instructor. This is the least preferred method as some fax machines do not print quality
copies. The fax number is: 940-397-4845
Note: Assignments turned in are considered completed assignments and will be graded accordingly. Review your work to
that of the assignment criteria prior to handing in the assignment.
Cultural Communication Exercise (15%)
The goal of this assignment is to research a culture that is unfamiliar to you. You are to describe how you would
communicate to someone of that culture when performing a diagnostic examination.
Although the Hispanic culture is an interesting culture to research, this culture constitutes the majority minority of this area
and region of Texas and perhaps other areas of the country. To avoid replication of this assignment, I am limiting research
of the Hispanic culture or any other culture to five (5) reports.
Please note: Do not choose a culture that you may be a part of or know a great deal about. This defeats the purpose of
the assignment.
All cultural topics must be approved before you begin to start your research. Students must get the topic of their
cultural report approved by the instructor prior to beginning this assignment. Post topic on the Discussion Board
under the correct category. Place the culture you have chosen in the subject area. Instructor will respond with approval or
disapproval. The topic must be turned in by the end of January 26. The dropbox will close at 23:59. Failure to turn in a
topic may result in a zero “0” for the entire assignment, and NO assignment will be accepted without topic approval.
With the information you find and information from your textbook and internet websites (not Wikipedia), address the
following: All Bullet Points Must Be Addressed.
• Give a brief introduction of your culture and demonstrate awareness of cultural taboos, norms, and culturally
competent communication skills regarding the culture you choose.
• Describe verbal and non-verbal communication that will aid you in developing trust between you and your patient.
• Describe how you would obtain an allergic history (or other type of history). Include obstacles you may encounter
if the patient was of the opposite sex as you. With the information you researched, especially the cultural taboos,
what methods would you use if you did not have the luxury of using any form of translator?
• Explain a diagnostic procedure of your choosing to a patient of this culture using the information you have just
researched. With the information you researched, especially the cultural taboos, what methods would you use if
you did not have the luxury of using any form of a translator?
General Submission Format
The paper should follow guidelines of the American Psychological Association. It is recommended that you obtain a copy
of the APA publication manual. You can also find helpful tips in the APA Help folder on the course homepage.
Any assignments submitted electronically as a Word document attachment must follow these guidelines:
• IBM compatible format (not MAC)
• Must have an MSU cover page
• Single Word document only
• Word 2003 or newer version (Microsoft WORKS or WordPerfect is not acceptable)
• Times New Roman (12 point)
• Double spaced
• 1” margins on all sides
• 1-2 pages in length (not counting the cover page or references)
• References appropriately cited in the text of the paper according to APA guidelines see APA 6th ed chapter 6.
• A minimum of two references submitted on a separate references page
All assignments must reflect baccalaureate level effort. This means that assignments must be written using standard
technical writing skills. This includes appropriate spelling, grammar, sentence structure, transitions, text flow, currency of
knowledge, and scope of research. This assignment must be submitted as a single Word document attachment to the
dropbox in the Unit Four Dropbox area of the Unit 4 Module. Assignments must be submitted by the due date indicated at
the end of the syllabus.
Students must use the following format as the title of the assignment when saving the document:
Lastname_topic
Example: Jones_Hispanic Cultural Communication Exercise
The paper will be graded on correct APA usage, content (make sure to complete the four bulleted instructions above),
grammar, tone (informal or formal) and format (including cover page).
Note: Assignments turned in are considered completed assignments and will be graded accordingly. Review your work to
that of the assignment criteria prior to handing in the assignment.
Desire2Learn (D2L) Closed Book Final Exam - (25%)
The final examination is a “closed book", comprehensive examination of multiple-choice format. The final exam
is a timed, sixty (60) minute test. Students must complete the final (and all course work) by the dates published in the
course schedule. The final cannot be accessed unless ALL quizzes have been attempted. All final examinations will
be administered during the designated date(s) and time(s) listed in the calendar and/or syllabus. There will be NO
alteration of any type to this schedule.
Extenuating circumstances may be discussed and an alternative arrangement may be made at the discretion of the
instructor. Any technical problems should be addressed using the D2L help tab. If the problem persists, the student
must report the problem at once to http://distance.mwsu.edu/oprs.asp (they answer online problem reports after hours and
on the weekends if you need technical help outside of regular business hours), and contact the instructor immediately by
email or phone.
Note: Any decision by the instructor is final and there will be no further changes made.
The unit objectives, study guides, and examinations can be utilized to review for the final.

Grading Standards
Grade Scale:
A = 100 - 90
B = 89 - 80
C = 79 - 70
D = 69 - 60
F = 59 and below

Submission Format Policy
• IBM compatible format (not MAC)
• Must have an MSU cover page
• Single Word document only
• Word 2003 or newer version (Microsoft WORKS or WordPerfect is not acceptable)
• Times New Roman (12 point)
• Double spaced
• 1” margins on all sides
• 1-2 pages in length (not counting the cover page or references)
• References appropriately cited in the text of the paper according to APA guidelines see APA 6th ed chapter 6.
• A minimum of two references submitted on a separate references page
All assignments must reflect baccalaureate level effort. This means that assignments must be written using standard
technical writing skills. This includes appropriate spelling, grammar, sentence structure, transitions, text flow, currency of
knowledge, and scope of research. This assignment must be submitted as a single Word document attachment to the
dropbox in the Unit Four Dropbox area of the Unit 4 Module. Assignments must be submitted by the due date indicated at
the end of the syllabus.
Students must use the following format as the title of the assignment when saving the document:
Lastname_topic
Example: Jones_ Cultural Communication Exercise


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

Students must complete the final (and all course work) by the

dates published in the course schedule.

If a quiz is not completed by the DUE DATE a “0” will be given for the

missing quiz. The dates in the syllabus reflect goal dates for quizzes to be completed in order to progress through the

course in a timely manner. If the student does not complete the quizzes by a goal date there will be no grade penalty


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

N/A Online Course


Other Policies
RADS 3213 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in
academic integrity. A student's participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be
completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the current Student
Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Many components of RADS 3213 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students
are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including online D2L course resources, Internet sites,
other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning
environment is conducive for life-long learning.
All components of RADS 3213 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 they
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 or 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. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested
websites for more information about 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 zero (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.
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 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.

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 http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.