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Advanced Practice Applications

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Fall 2013
Bridwell Hall
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December Graduates: Deadline to file for graduation—October 7,2013


Advanced Practice Applications


RESP 4243


Designed for advanced students to work in appropriate areas not otherwise available to respiratory care.  May be taken twice when topics vary.


There are no formal meeting times for this class.


Students are awarded points for obtaining skills that help advance the practice of respiratory care.  Points are awarded for specific classes. More points are awarded when the student completes a NEW area of practice.  NEW refers to obtaining education/training that the student had not previously been trained in.  Fewer points are awarded for re-certifying in an area of study.  Certificates of Completion are used to document course completion.  The certificates must be obtained, and therefore dated, AFTER the student enrolled in RESP 4243 at MSU.  No certificates can be used when dated BEFORE the student started taking this class.  The student should achieve a point total of 3 (see table below) and write a Reflective Report.  Once documentation is submitted, the instructor can complete grading for this class. This course can be taken twice for credit, however excess points obtained in the first class CANNOT be carried over to the second and topics must vary.














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3 credits


Erica Judie MA, RRT

Office: (940) 397-4642

Cell: (940) 704-7468

    *The best way to reach me is by email. I will check my email on regular basis M-F 8am-5pm. Please email through D2L and if you have issues with D2L you may email me at my regular address .  I will do my best to get back to you the same day; however, I have a full teaching schedule, it might be a couple of days before I get to your email.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


By appointment


RRT-to-BSRC students


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 (940) 397-4515.

Please contact the instructor 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.


80% Pioints obtainted (3 points required)

20% Reflective Report


Certificates of Completion (80%)

Each time the student completes a program of study a notarized copy of the certificate of completion must be obtained.  These certificates are used to document the students’ attendance in the class. 

Reflective Report (20%)

A word-processed report must be written that explains why the particular certificates that were obtained are important to advancing the practice of respiratory care.  The report is to be narrative rather than a list of topics covered.  The report needs to have at least three pages of written material, 1-inch margins, double-spaced and no more than an 12-point font.  The grade is made on how well the student makes the argument that the material studied advances the practice of respiratory care.  The style of this paper is to be energetic and precise: the sentence structure is varied and the words are carefully chosen. How the writer says things is as excellent as what the writer says. There is evidence of careful editing since the essay contains few grammatical and/or mechanical errors. A writing rubric is attached to this assignment in D2L so you will be able to see what I'm looking for in your assignment.


90-100%   A

80-89%    B

75-79%    C

70-74%    D

<69%      F

A minimum grade of 75 (C) is required in all Respiratory courses. Failure to atain a minimum grade of C will prevent the student from progressing in the program.


Professors have become increasingly aware of, and therefore more adamant about, plagiarism on college campuses.  Remember that copying any part of someone else’s work without properly citing it constitutes plagiarism.  Further, copying other’s ideas and portraying them as your own, even if not word for word, constitutes plagiarism.  The professor will investigate any suspected cases of academic dishonesty.  If further action is necessary, the professor will turn the incident into the proper MSU authorities for disciplinary action.

In addition to the issue of plagiarism, academic dishonesty in an online environment may include:  having someone else complete any assignment or any portion of an assignment and/or discussing via any medium, even email, any exam question.

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!

You are expected to do your own work just as you would be in a “traditional” classroom setting.


Week 1:  August 26-30

Post on Discussion Board:        

Introduce yourself to the class.  Tell us about yourself including how long you have been in respiratory care and how long you have attended MSU.

Week 2:  September 2-6

Consider areas in which you would like to increase your skill areas and develop yourself professionally.  Be prepared to post at least three ideas between now and the end of week three.  These areas are not limited to the ones on the chart above.  Please submit ideas you may have for consideration to instructor.  (one previous submission that was approved for the class was a 40 plus hour school with certification on hyperbaric treatments).  This past semester several students participated in disaster training and seemed to enjoy that area. 

Week 3:  September 9-13

Begin commenting on at least three different students ideas within the class.  The goal is to confirm and /or redirect your own area of interest and learn from others within the network of this class.  Please share any positive and/or negative comments that you have personally experienced with the certifications your peers are considering.  Please exclude all hearsay and keep to facts!

Week 4:  September 16-20

Take into consideration any feedback you may have received and determine which area or areas you plan to pursue.  Post your decision by September 20, and submit a Proposed Skills Plan in the Assignment Dropbox.

Weeks 5-8: September 23-October 18

Schedule all classes necessary to fulfill your objectives of this class.

Weeks 9-14:  October 21-November 29

Complete on-line course evaluation as soon as available.

Complete courses and write reflective report as described in syllabus.  Please share on discussion board ways the newly acquired skills have assisted you in your practice if applicable.

Weeks 15 – 16:  December 2-13

Please post comments on this course on the main discussion board. Include ways this course could be improved in the future as well as things you may have liked or disliked about the course.  Thank you in advance for your comments!

Congratulations Seniors!      Commencement:  December 14, 2013!


Erica Judie MA, RRT-ACCS (view Profile)

Course Attachments


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.
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, (940) 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.

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 the 6 hours of Communication Core and 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, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at