House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

VNSG-1334-01 (Pediatrics)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorHamilton, Charlotte Anne
Phone(409) 984-6366
E-mailhamiltonca@lamarpa.edu
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Telephone:(409) 984-6354
E-mail:hamiljr@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:M-T 8-3 WRF- by appt
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room #:111L
Course Information
Course ID #10349
Course Subject-Number-SectionVNSG-1334-01
Course TitlePediatrics
Course Description Study of childhood diseases and childcare from infancy through adolescence. Focus on the care of the well and ill child utilizing the nursing process.

Course Prerequisites VNSG 1500 Nursing in Health and Illness I VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration VNSG 1331 Pharmacology VNSG 1304 Foundations of Nursing
Required Textbooks deWitt, S.C. (2009). Medical-surgical nursing concepts and practice. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.

deWit, S. C. (2009). Fundamental concepts and skills for nursing (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Sanders.

Eby, L. & Brown, N. J. (2009). Mental health nursing care (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ.: Prentice Hall.

Hodgson, B.B & Kizor, R.J (2010). Saunders nursing drug handbook 2010. St. Louis: Saunders.

Hill, S. S. & Howlett, H. S., Success in practical/ vocational nursing (6th ed.). St.

        Louis: Mosby.

Langford, R.W. & Thompson, J.M. (2005). Mosby’s handbook of diseases (3rded.).St. Louis: Mosby.

Langford, R.W (2008). Mosby’s PDQ for LPN: nursing facts at hand (2nd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

London, M.L., Wieland, P.A., Ball, J.W. and Binder, R.C. (2011). Maternal & child nursing care (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Pagana, K.D. & Pagana, T.S. (2009). Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory test (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Swearingen P.L (2009). All-in-one care planning resource (2nd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary (21st ed.).(2009) Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

Recommended:

deWitt, S.C. & Kumagai, C.K. (2009). Student learning guide medical-surgical nursing.

St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.

Evolve Reach comprehensive review for the NCLEX-PN Examination (2nd ed.). (2009). St. Louis: Mosby. Silvestri, L. (2009). Comprehensive review for NCLEX-PN (4th ed.). St Louis: Saunders.

Learning Objectives In accordance with the mission of Lamar State College-Port Arthur, this course assists students to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for success as a vocational nurse. VNSG 1334 Pediatrics provides educational experiences that offer opportunities for students to:

1.        Identify safety principles related to child care.

2.        Identify common childhood illnesses.

3.        Utilize the nursing process to provide safe care for the well or ill child.

4.        Apply concepts of growth and development when providing care to pediatric patients.

5.        Discuss nursing care of pediatric patients and their families in various settings.

6.        Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the vocational nurse in administering medications to pediatric patients.

Major Assignments This course meets weekly for lecture and discussion experiences. Each session consists of interactive group learning experiences.

Exam x 4

REACH test

Computer/Daily

Final Exam                 

Discussion Topics Dosage calculation for pediatric medication administration

Growth and development from infancy through adolescence.

Growth and development from infancy through adolescence.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems related to eyes, ears, nose and throat.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems of the respiratory system.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems of the immune system.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems of the integumentary system.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems of the genitourinary system.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have cancer.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems of the hematological system.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems of the musculoskeletal system.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems of the gastrointestinal system.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who are receiving care in the hospital and other health care setting.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have life-threatening conditions.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems of the endocrine system.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems of the sensory/neurological system.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems related to cognitive and mental health function.

Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have health problems of the cardiovascular system.

Attendance Policy Attendance:

1.         Attendance at all scheduled classes is expected.

2.        A student who is absent from class for three (3) days may be withdrawn from the program by the program director.

3.        Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.

4.        Late arrival to class is disruptive. Students who consistently arrive late (2 or more times) will be counseled and a plan of corrective action determined. Class will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Students who arrive fifteen (15) minutesafter the beginning of class should not enter the classroom and should wait until break to enter.

5.        It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor of any absence. If the student is unable to contact the instructor(s) the student should call 409-984-6356 or 1-800 477-5872 ext. 6356. The student should also email the faculty or call the faculty office and leave a voice mail.

Determination of Final Grade Exams 40%

Reach Test 10%

Computer Assignments 10%

Final Exam 40%

Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

90-100A
80-89B
70-79C
60-69D
Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)

 

 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.

 

 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.

 

 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights 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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.

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