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Neonatal-Pediatric Respiratory Care

Course Details

Course Number
RESP 3553
Section Number
RESP 3553
Summer I 2011
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times


Dr. Jennifer Anderson EdD, RRT-NPS (view Profile)


Czervinske, M., & Barnhart, S. Perinatal and Pedia
Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1.    Describe the fetal development of the cardiopulmonary system.

2.    Discuss common respiratory disorders in the neonatal and pediatric patient including:
a.    Pathology
b.    Signs and symptoms
c.    Treatment

3.    Discuss common therapeutic procedures used in the treatment of the neonatal and pediatric patient including:
a.    Indications
b.    Proper techniques
c.    Contraindications

4.    Identify ventilation and oxygenation techniques used in the neonatal and pediatric patient.

5.    Discuss the use of common conventional therapies used in the neonatal and pediatric patient with newer, specialized therapies.

6.   Demonstrate ability to apply research findings to clinical practice issues.

Course Expectations


Class Journals

The class journal is for you to post your comments, assessments, insights or questions on the readings for the week. You may choose to comment on, a chapter, or article, or on several. Please do not re-state or summarize the weekly readings.  In addition to the suggestions above consider these questions: What did you learn? What do you agree or disagree with.  How can you apply this information to clinical practice?  Each student should login and read journals and comment on other postings. Post your journals under Discussion/Journal. Your journal should be posted by midnight on Sunday.

Research Paper
Select a topic of interest to you within (Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care). The paper should be approximately3 pgs (excluding cover sheet and reference page). Include these three aspects of the topic:
What is known and reported in the literature and research about your topic?
Given what the literature and research say about your topic, what conclusions can you draw?
Given these conclusions, what are the implications for the future of respiratory care and clinical practice?

You must site your references at the end of your paper.    The paper must have at least 5 references. References must be current (within the last 5 years).  Use scholarly sources; apply APA style to the manuscript.

The intent of this project is to share ideas and advance student knowledge of assessment and care of neonatal and pediatric patients.  You will be required to submit a power point presentation on a specific neonatal or pediatric respiratory therapeutic technique that you are interested in.  Power point should be around 15-20 slides. EX:of advance practice techniques include ECMO, Nitric Oxide, jet ventilation, or new ventilation strategies.  You may cover something interesting that is new at the hospital you work at.  Or you may present a case study.  The project should include the indications, contraindications, hazards, and desired outcomes. You must cite your references at the end of your project.    The project must have at least 5 references. References must be current (within the last 5 years).  Use scholarly sources; apply APA style to the manuscript.

In-depth exam covering specified material given from your readings. Examinations may consist of true/false, multiple choice, short answer or essay questions.

Final Exam
A comprehensive examination will consist of true/false, multiple choice, short answer or essay questions.

Grading Standards

90-100 Points            A
80-89                           B
75-79                           C
60-74                            D
< 60                               F

Final Exam 08/31/2011
Submission Format Policy


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

Anything not completed and handed in on time will be subjected to a 15% per day penalty (weekends and holidays included).  All assignments must be completed by midnight of the due date.

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.

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