Advanced Clinical Practice Skills

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 3213  Summer I 2014

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 226

Days & Times:

June 2 - August 5. This is an online course.

This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L.  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills (5th ed)
Required
  ISBN: 978-0-323-06968-7

Pharmacology & drug administration for imaging tec
Required (2nd edition)
  ISBN: 978-0-323-03075-5

Publication Manual of the American Psychological A
Optional
  ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

MSU Faculty Member
Christopher Wertz   
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Course Objectives

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

It is expected that all students will complete all coursework, assignments, quizzes, tests, and examinations on or before the due date.

Students should complete the reading assignments, answer the chapter objectives, review the Internet resources, and review the questions at the chapter end before attempting the open book module quizzes.  See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about module quiz due dates.


Grading Standards

Evaluation:

Unit Quizzes 15%
Patient Assessment 15%
ECG Learning Activity  15%
Charting and Pharmacology Excercise 15%
Cultural Communication Exercise 15%
Comprehensive Final Exam 25%
Total 100%      

Grade Scale:

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 - 60

F = 59 and below


Final Exam8/5/2014  July 22 - August 5

Submission Format Policy

Quizzes and exams will be given through D2L unless otherwise specified



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

To allow sufficient time for grading and providing feedback, late submissions will NOT be accepted. Any report not submitted or submitted after the deadline will be assessed a grade of zero “0”.


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

This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L.  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.


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.