Cardiopulmonary Dynamics

Course Details

Course Number: RESP 4433  Section Number: 101

Fall 2013

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 305

Days & Times:

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Fall 2013

 

 

 

COURSE TITLE

Cardiopulmonary Dynamics

 

COURSE NUMBER

RESP 4433-01 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Prerequisites:  RESP 3543, 3552.

The focus of this lecture course is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of cardiac electrophysiology and clinical hemodynamics.  Emphasis is placed on rhythm recognition, and causes and treatments of common dysrhythmias.  Other topics include advanced cardiac life support.

 

CREDITS

3 Credit Hours

 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Randy Case, MA, RRT

Office: 940-397-4653

Fax: 940-397-4933

Office: Bridwell Hall #301-H

randy.case@mwsu.edu

 

OFFICE HOURS

Available by appointment.

 

AUDIENCE

Senior Respiratory Students

 

WEEKLY MEETING PATTERN

Wednesdays 8 am-1 pm, Bridwell 305

Exact dates are listed at the end of this syllabus.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator use
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Recognize and initiate early management of ACS
  • Recognize and initiate early management of stroke
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team

 

 

AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

Midwestern State University (MSU) does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility and employment of individuals in programs and activities.

 

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

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY:

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.

 

Honor System:

 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! 

 

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.

 

REQUIRED TEXTS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Manual

 

EVALUATION METHODS

Lecture Examinations                                                                40%

Homework Assignments/ Classroom Participation                         10%

Dysrhythmia Group Presentations                                              10%

Mega-Code Exam/ Competency                                                  20%

Final Exam                                                                               20%

 

GRADING SCALE

90-100 Points               A

80-89                           B

75-79                           C

60-74                           D

< 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. 

 

Lecture Exams:

Lecture Examinations:  May consist of multiple-choice, definitions, true/false, short answer, fill-in the blank, labeling diagrams, or essay type questions. The material for the examinations will come from the texts as well as lectures and notes.

 

Final Exam:

Lecture Examinations:   Comprehensive exam that may consist of multiple-choice, definitions, true/false, short answer, fill-in the blank, labeling diagrams, or essay type questions. The material for the examinations will come from the texts as well as lectures and notes.

 

Disrhythmia Group Project:

Groups of 2 will be selected and each group will randomly select a rhythm strip.  Your group will then research that specific rhythm and include the following items within your presentation: Graphic of actual strip, Causes of that rhythm, Symptoms associated, Treatment of, Potential Side Effects of, and Prognosis and Recovery of those with that rhythm.  You will then present your research and information to the class in an instructional manner on September 18 during class.  A summary of the information and research you gathered along with a list of references you utilized must be turned in as well.  Please use APA format.  A rubric for the grading of this presentation will be utilized and is included below.

 

Mega-Code Exam and Competency:

Mega-Code and Competency will be a full clinic check-off for your ACLS Certification.  Sim Man will be utilized and each student will be responsible for performing an individualized check-off.  These will be done on Novenber 20th and each student will be assigned a time for their check-off.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

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.

 

 

APPROXIMATE LECTURE SCHEDULE

 

Date               Topic                                                  

 

Aug. 28            Introduction & Review Syllabus

                       The Systemic Approach

                       Team Dynamics

                       Systems of Care

                       Assign Group Project

 

Sept. 18           Exam (The Systemic Approach, Team Dynamics & Systems of Care)

                       Dysrhythmias & Strips

                       Group Presentations

 

Sept. 25             Exam (Dysrhythmias & Strips)

                         Pharmacology

                         ACLS Case 1 - Respiratory Arrest

                       

 

Oct. 16              ACLS Case 2 - VFib Treated with CPR & AED

                         ACLS Case 3 - VFib/Pulseless VTach

                         ACLS Case 4 - PEA

                         ACLS Case 5 – Asystole

                         Group Scenarios

 

Oct. 23            Exam (ACLS Cases 1-5)

                       ACLS Case 6 - Acute Coronary Syndrome

                       ACLS Case 7 - Bradycardia

                       ACLS Case 8 - Unstable Tachycardia

                       ACLS Case 9 - Stable Tachycardia

                       ACLS Case 10 - Acute Stroke

                       Group Scenarios                       

 

Nov. 14           Exam (ACLS Cases 6-10)

                      Mega Code Review and Practice

 

Nov. 20           Mega Code Exam & Competency

 

Nov. 27           Thanksgiving Break       

 

Dec. 4             Final Exam

 

 

 Group Presentation Rubric:

Standards

5 - 4
Exemplary

3 - 2
Satisfactory

1-0
Unacceptable

Score

Weight

Total Score

Organization

Has a well organized and detailed project that catches audience’s interest; maintains focus throughout; summarizes main points

Project that is mostly organized; provides adequate “road map” for the listener

Has irrelevant and/or unorganized statements; gives listener no focus or outline of the presentation

 

 

X 4

 

Content

Demonstrates substance and depth; is comprehensive; shows mastery of material

Covers topic; uses appropriate sources; is objective

Does not give adequate coverage of topic; lacks sources

 

 

X 4

 

Grammar Mechanics

Sentence form and word choices are appropriate.  Punctuation grammar, spelling, and mechanics are appropriate

Some mistakes in sentence form and word choices.  Makes a few grammar, spelling, and mechanical errors.

Sentence form and word choices are unacceptable; Punctuation grammar, spelling, and mechanics are unacceptable

 

 

X 4

 

Assignment Specific Criteria

Responds to all aspects of the assignment; Documents research appropriately; considers appropriate audience

Responds to some aspects of the assignment; has a some mistakes in research documentation

Does not give adequate coverage of assignment; does not document research appropriately; does not consider appropriate audience

 

 

X 3

 

Quality of summary

Delivers a summary that is well documented, clear and understandable, and pertinent to the project

Summarizes presentation’s main points; provides an adequate summary of project

Has missing or poor summary; is not tied to analysis

 

 

X 3

 

Response to Questions Feedback

Demonstrates full knowledge of topic; explains and elaborates on all questions

Shows ease in answering questions but does not elaborate

Demonstrates little grasp of information; has undeveloped or unclear answers to questions

 

 

X 2

 

 

 



Course Attachments

Syllabus  Cardiopulmonary Dynamics Syllabus Fall 2013-20140123-162721.doc

Textbooks

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Manual
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Randy Case MA, RRT   
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Submission Format PolicyNote: 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.

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.

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