Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
Obtain and 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.
Perry, A. G., Potter, P. A., & Elkin, M. K. (2012). Nursing interventions & clinical skills (5h ed.). St Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-0-323-06968-7.
Jensen, & Peppers (2006). Pharmacology & drug administration for imaging technologists (2nd. Ed.). St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-0-323-03075-0
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. ISBN: 1-4338-0561-8.
DO NOT WRITE TO ME AND ASK IF I WILL ACCEPT A LATE ASSIGNMENT. I WILL NOT.
When reading entries on the calendar, or viewing the calendar week when you sign into WeCT/Blackboard, you may come across the term “ALL DAY” or 12 am – 11:59 pm. All this refers to is how long the item can be viewed on the calendar. Simply put, if there is an item placed in the date box and it says all day in front of the entry, you will be able to see it all day. This does not refer to how long you have to turn in assignments and meet deadlines or expiration date for quizzes. Posted expiration dates along with assignment due dates and deadlines found at the end of the syllabus will be strictly enforced.
Grading / Evaluation:
Completion of this course is based on satisfactory performance on the following:
A letter grade will then be assigned according to the following scale:
90% and above = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
59% and below = F
Note: The instructor does not round up the final grade.
Unless you have 12 hours from MSU prior to August 31, 2006, you MUST make a grade of “C” or higher in all of your professional courses for them to count toward graduation. A professional course grade of “D” or lower MUST be repeated.
Please note: All assignments will be submitted through the assignment dropboxes found in the assignments link of the course. There is one exception and that is with the EKG/ECG assignment. Follow the directions for properly submitting this assignment.
Assignments must be received prior to the deadline.
Assignments that require the student to research information must correctly acknowledge the source of information. The paper should follow guidelines of the American Psychological Association. You will need to refer to the sixth edition of the APA manual. For quick references I suggest you use The Owl at Purdue at: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ or take time to view the APA tutorial at: http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/index.htm
APA Cover Pages for this course must have the following:
§ Properly placed running head and page number
§ Title of the assignment
§ Your name
§ University affiliation
§ Course number and name
§ Instructor’s name
Confidentiality and HIPPA: Please be aware that some assignments will be done on patients and/or volunteers. It is your duty as a medical professional to maintain and preserve patient confidentiality. ANY ASSIGNMENT that contains proper names or identification that can be misidentified as patient information will automatically receive a point deduction equivalent to 1 letter grade. This is especially true for volunteer patients since the instructor cannot make that determination.
All assignments are considered completed when received by the instructor of this course.
Late assignments will not be accepted and a grade of zero will be recorded.
Not Applicable. This is an online course and as such there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in checking email and logging onto WebCT. Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.
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 Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The DSS has assistance 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 Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for further information. 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 services as the ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.
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 Blackboard 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.
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.
Specific components of RADS 3213 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared. These components include the Blackboard Open Book Module Quizzes and the Blackboard Comprehensive Final Exam. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.