Advanced Health Assessment
Course DetailsCourse Number: RESP 4453 Section Number: 101
Location: Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number: 305
Days & Times:
Advanced Health Assessment
The focus of this lecture course is to provide the student with advanced physical assessment skills. The assessments of the major organ systems commonly affected by or associated with pulmonary diseases are explored. Topics include detailed assessment of the chest and lungs, heart and great vessels, skin, head and neck, nose and throat, and emergency and life threatening situations.
3 Credit Hours
Randy Case, MA, RRT
Office: Bridwell Hall #301-H
Available by appointment.
Senior Respiratory Students
WEEKLY MEETING PATTERN
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 12:30pm-2:10 pm, Bridwell 305
Exact dates are listed at the end of this syllabus.
· Identify various abnormalities seen during physical examination.
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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. It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required
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Student Honor Creed
All components of RESP 4433-01 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of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person.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.
***Research papers and projects must be original work for each course assignment. The faculty will not accept a submission that has been or is being submitted for another course. No Exceptions!
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Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care, 6th Edition. Elsevier Mosby, 2010.
Lecture Examinations 40%
Advanced Assessment Portfolio 15%
Final Exam 20%
90-100 Points A
< 60 F
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.
Punctuality to class is imperative. Exams will be given during the first part of class with an allotted amount of time. If the student is late, they will be given the remaining time to finish the exam. If the student is more than 15 minutes late, they will be given the exam after class with the 10 point reduction. At the end of the allotted time, all exams must be turned in, complete or not. Regular class attendance is required. No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences unless absence has been cleared through the office of the Dean of Students, Athletic Department, or Academic Affairs. Two late arrivals equal one absence. The following policy will be enforced: Greater than 5 absences will result in instructor initiated drop from the class. Prior absence approval may be granted after review by the professor. If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs.
MISSED EXAM POLICY
If a student is going to miss an examination, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the exam to arrange with the instructor to make up the missed exam. A 10% reduction will be taken for each day (weekends and holidays included) after the scheduled exam date. The professor reserves the right to make unscheduled exams essay in nature and considerably more challenging.
In-class tests that will consist of definitions, multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, or essay type questions.
Cumulative exam which will consist of definitions, multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, or essay type questions.
ADVANCED ASSESSMENT PORTFOLIO
You will complete a head to toe assessment on five patients while at clinic and write a summary paper for each patient. Include your findings on the assessment, vital signs, vent settings, labs, and history for each patient. I will give you guidelines and handouts to facilitate this process. Due on November 21, 2013.
You will submit 10 passing clinical simulation scores from the LindseyJones Clinical Simulation software in the computer lab. All 10 must be turned in by December 5, 2013.
Class participation is an integral part of this course. There are numerous activities that require each student to participate from the readings, case studies, simulation man scenarios, or in response to the discussion by others. You are expected to participate actively in and contribute to the learning experience in this course.
You will be assigned a topic that coincides with the chapters we are covering. You will present a 10-15 slide presentation on the topic.
· Will your findings affect your practice or understanding of your given topic?
You must site your references at the end of your project. If you add pictures they must also be referenced. The project must have at least 3 references. References must be current (within the last 5 years). Use scholarly sources; apply APA style referencing.
GRADING RUBRIC FOR PRESENTATION & PORTFOLIO
Date Topic Text Reference
August 26 Syllabus/Presentation Assignments
August 27 Airway Orientation
August 29 PCRTE
Sept. 2-Sept. 13 Clinic
September 16 Physical Exam Ch 5
September 17 Neuro Assessment Ch 6
September 19 Lab studies Ch 7
September 23 Exam # 1 (Ch 5, 6, 7)
September 24 Sim Lab/ Head to toe assessment
September 26 X-ray Ch 10
Sept 30-Oct 11 Clinic
October 14 Neo/Pedi Ch 12
October 15 Older adult Ch 13
October 17 Exam # 2 (Ch 10, 12, 13)
October 21 Monitoring in ICU Ch 14
October 22 Cardiac output Ch 15
October 24 Hemodynamic Pressures Ch 16
October 28-Nov. 8 Clinic
November 11 Exam # 3 (Ch 14, 15, 16)
November 12 Bronchoscope/Nutrition Ch17 & 18
November 14 Sleep/Home Care Ch 19 & 20
November 18 Advanced Assessment Portfolio Workday
November 19 Exam # 4 (Ch 17-20)
November 21 Portfolio Presentations ***Portfolios DUE***
November 25 Presentations
November 26 Presentations
November 28 Thanksgiving
December 2 Clinical Simulations/Sim Lab
December 3 Clinical Simulations/Sim Lab
December 5 Review for final ***Homework DUE***
December 9 Final Exam
December 11, 12, 13 Kettering Seminar Scheduled
Course AttachmentsSyllabus Advanced Health Assessment Syllabus Fall 2013-20140123-162300.doc
TextbooksClinical Assessment in Respiratory Care, 6th Editi