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Advance Clinical Skills

Course Details

Course Number
3213
Section Number
3213
Semester
Summer I 2016
Location
Online
Days & Times

This is an online course delivered in Desire2Learn. Instructions on how to log in can be found at http://www.mwsu.edu/distance/online-courses. If you have problems accessing D2L, contact the Distance Education Department at http://www.mwsu.edu/distance/online-courses . When you log in to D2L look for a link to RADS 3213 (SP16) from your couse selection drop-down menu.

 

 

Professor
Mandy Sedden (view Profile)

Textbooks

Nursing interventions & clinical skills (5th ed.).
ISBN:
Pharmacology & drug administration for imaging tec
ISBN:
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

 

Grading Standards

·         Unit Quizzes                                                               = 15%

 

·         Patient Assessment                                                   = 15%

 

·         ECG Learning Activity                                              = 15%

 

·         Charting and Pharmacology Exercise                    = 15%

 

·         Cultural Communication Exercise                          = 15%

 

·         Comprehensive Final Exam (proctored)                = 25%

 

Grade Sale

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 - 60

F = 59 and below

 

Grading Cycle

All assignments are graded together as a group to maintain a higher level of consistency. Grading begins on the first business day after a due date, outside of university holidays and professional meetings, and is typically completed before the next due date. You may track your progress through the Gradebook in D2L.

 

Feedback

Feedback varies throughout the course. The News section in the course is where I will send messages to the entire class. It is best to set up your D2L account to receive an email notification (to the email of your choice) when News items are posted, so you do not miss important updates. Because this might be your first online course, you are welcome to email questions to clarify concepts or look for further explanations. If I come across repeated questions I will provide feedback or supplementary resources in the News section of the course so that everyone can benefit from it. You might look there first, because your question may be located there. 

Submission Format Policy

Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus. Email is the preferred mode of communication. Students must use their standardized MSU Student email for correspondence about this course. When emailing the instructor, you must use the following subject header:

 

3213_your last name_topic of message   

 Example: 3213_Smith_Quiz 4

 

When there is a need to contact students, the instructor will use the student’s students.mwsu.edu email account. The instructor is not responsible for sending emails to any other email account.

Faculty members will not be responsible for keeping up with other email addresses for students. If you have not established this account, do so as soon as possible by going to: http://infosys.mwsu.edu/email.asp

The instructor will respond or at least acknowledge email messages from students within a maximum of five (5) business days when MSU is in session.  MSU is open only 4 days a week in the summer, so be mindful that if you email the instructor on a Friday you might not get a response until Monday. Beyond standard university holidays and breaks, the instructor will notify students of any extended periods of time when email contact is not practical (professional meetings, etc).  I will meet face-to-face with any interested students by appointment.  This meeting is optional and must be confirmed by email ahead of time with me.

Late Work

Due Dates:  Assignments must be submitted by 23:59 (11:59 pm) Central time on scheduled due dates in the course schedule.

Emergency Extension: If you have a major event such as a death in the family, illness, hospitalization, or other extenuating circumstances, e-mail the instructor at mandy.sedden@mwsu.edu as soon as possible and on or before the scheduled due date. I will grant extensions on an individual basis. If an extension is granted, typically the following guidelines will be followed.

1.)   The assignment may be up to one week late and still qualify for full credit. After the one week extension has passed ten points per day can be deducted until the assignment is no longer worth any credit.

2.)   When the assignment is completed you must send a follow-up email to let the instructor know it is ready to grade. Failure to notify the instructor could lead to a grade of zero.

3.)   Avoid End of Course Late Work: Please note there are University deadlines for submitting grades at the end of the semester. All work must be turned in at least a week before grades must be posted. 


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

Late Work

Due Dates:  Assignments must be submitted by 23:59 (11:59 pm) Central time on scheduled due dates in the course schedule.

Emergency Extension: If you have a major event such as a death in the family, illness, hospitalization, or other extenuating circumstances, e-mail the instructor at mandy.sedden@mwsu.edu as soon as possible and on or before the scheduled due date. I will grant extensions on an individual basis. If an extension is granted, typically the following guidelines will be followed.

1.)   The assignment may be up to one week late and still qualify for full credit. After the one week extension has passed ten points per day can be deducted until the assignment is no longer worth any credit.

2.)   When the assignment is completed you must send a follow-up email to let the instructor know it is ready to grade. Failure to notify the instructor could lead to a grade of zero.

3.)   Avoid End of Course Late Work: Please note there are University deadlines for submitting grades at the end of the semester. All work must be turned in at least a week before grades must be posted. 

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.

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 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 https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, 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 https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.