House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

VNSG-1334-01 (Pediatrics)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorHumphries, Emma K.
Phone(409) 984-6361
E-mailhumphriesek@lamarpa.edu
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Telephone:(409) 984-6354
E-mail:hamiljr@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:M-T 8-3, W-TH-F CLINICAL 12P-7P
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room #:112
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). Mosbyís handbook of diseases (3rded.).St. Louis: Mosby.

Langford, R.W (2008). Mosbyís 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). Mosbyís 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.

Taberís cyclopedic medical dictionary (21st ed.).(2009) Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

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. There are approximately three hours (3) of classroom instruction. Instructors reserve the right to modify the course syllabus as needed during the course. Students will be notified in writing of modifications as soon as possible.
Discussion Topics UNIT TOPICS AND OBJECTIVES

VNSG 1334 Pediatrics

1. Topic: Dosage calculation for pediatric medication administration

Objective: Upon completion of the learning experience, the student should be able to:

a) Accurately interpret medication labels.

b) Accurately calculate dosages based on weight.

c) Identify measures to safely administer medications to pediatric patients.

d) Identify special precautions when administering oral, parenteral and intravenous therapy to pediatric patients.

2. Topic: Growth and development from infancy through adolescence

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Relate the principles of growth and development to major theorists and give examples of each.

b)        Illustrate major biophysical changes occurring in pediatric patients.

c)        Identify health needs, concerns, & risk factors for individuals in each stage of development.

d)        Use multiple theories of growth and development when providing nursing care to pediatric patients.

e)        Distinguish the effect of family dynamics upon the stages of growth and development.

f)        Illustrate the process of cognitive development in pediatric patients.

g)        Compare physiological and functional changes that occur with normal growth and development.

h)        Explain the use of the Denver Developmental Screening Test in assessing development.

i)        Identify socio-environmental factors that may inhibit the pediatric patient from meeting needs and realizing potentials.

j)        Discriminate major concepts of successful socialization.

k)        Explain how the interplay of biologic factors, environmental forces, and self-concept predisposes a child to healthy or altered behavior.

l)        Discuss social and environmental influences on the pediatric patient

m)        Discuss health promotion for the infant, young child, older child and adolescent.

n)        Identify nursing considerations for the child and family in the community.

3. Topic: Assessment of Pediatric patients from infancy through adolescence.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Describe techniques utilized in the physical assessment of pediatric patients.

b)        Use a systematic and developmentally appropriate approach for examining pediatric patients of all ages.

c)        Explain communication strategies appropriate for pediatric patients of all ages and stages of development.

d)        Describe normal physical examination findings of pediatric patients.

e)        Document findings utilizing appropriate terminology.

f)        Identify legal and ethical standards related to assessment of pediatric patients.

4. Topic: 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

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Compare the anatomy and physiology of the eyes, ears, nose and throat of adults and children.

b)        Assess abnormalities in vision and hearing in pediatric patients.

c)        Outline the incidence and etiology of eye, ear, nose and throat disorders in pediatric patients.        

d)        Relate the psychosocial impact of eye, ear, nose and throat disorders on pediatric patients.

e)        Identify goals for prevention and treatment of eye, ear, nose and throat disorders in pediatric patients.

5. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Compare the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory systems of adults and

        children.

b)        Outline the incidence and etiology of respiratory disorders in pediatric patients.

c)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of respiratory

        disorders in pediatric patients.

d)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to

        pediatric patients who have respiratory disorders.

e)        Relate the psychosocial impact of respiratory disease on pediatric patients and

        their families.

f)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of

        common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of respiratory disorders.

6. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Compare the anatomy and physiology of the immune systems of adults and children.

b)        Outline the incidence and etiology of immune disorders in pediatric patients.

c)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of immune disorders in pediatric patients.

d)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have immune disorders.

e)        Relate the psychosocial impact of immune disease on pediatric patients and their families.

f)        Assist in identifying goals for discharge planning/rehabilitation of pediatric patients experiencing an immune disorder.

g)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of immune disorders.

h)        Describe the process of infection and modes of transmission in the pediatric patient.

i)        Recognize common infectious and communicable diseases in the pediatric patient.

7. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Compare the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary systems of adults and children.

b)        Outline the incidence and etiology of integumentary disorders in pediatric patients.

c)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of integumentary disorders in pediatric patients.

d)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have integumentary disorders.

e)        Relate the psychosocial impact of integumentary disease on pediatric patients and their families.

f)        Assist in identifying goals for discharge planning/rehabilitation of pediatric patients experiencing an integumentary disorder.

g)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of the integumentary system.

8. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Compare the anatomy and physiology of the genitourinary systems of adults and children.

b)        Outline the incidence and etiology of genitourinary disorders in pediatric patients.

c)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of genitourinary disorders in pediatric patients.

d)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have genitourinary disorders.

e)        Relate the psychosocial impact of genitourinary disease on pediatric patients and their families.

f)        Assist in identifying goals for discharge planning/rehabilitation of pediatric patients experiencing a genitourinary disorder.

g)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of genitourinary disorders.

9. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients

of various cultural and ethnic groups who have cancer.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Outline the incidence and etiology of cancer in pediatric patients.

b)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of cancer in pediatric patients.

c)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have cancer

d)        Relate the psychosocial impact of cancer on pediatric patients and their families

e)        Assist in identifying goals for discharge planning/rehabilitation of pediatric patients who have cancer.

f)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of cancer.

10. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Compare the anatomy and physiology of the hematological systems of adults and children.

b)        Outline the incidence and etiology of hematological disorders in pediatric patients.

c)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of hematological disorders in pediatric patients.

d)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have hematological disorders.

e)        Relate the psychosocial impact of hematological disease on pediatric patients and their families.

f)        Assist in identifying goals for discharge planning/rehabilitation of pediatric patients experiencing a hematological disorder.

g)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of hematological disorders.

11. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Compare the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal systems of adults and children.

b)        Outline the incidence and etiology of musculoskeletal disorders in pediatric patients.

c)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of musculoskeletal disorders in pediatric patients.

d)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have musculoskeletal disorders.

e)        Relate the psychosocial impact of musculoskeletal disease on pediatric patients and their families.

f)        Assist in identifying goals for discharge planning/rehabilitation of pediatric patients experiencing a musculoskeletal disorder.

g)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

12. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Compare the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal systems of adults and children.

b)        Outline the incidence and etiology of gastrointestinal disorders in pediatric patients.

c)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of gastrointestinal disorders in pediatric patients.

d)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have gastrointestinal disorders.

e)        Relate the psychosocial impact of gastrointestinal disease on pediatric patients and their families.

f)        Assist in identifying goals for discharge planning/rehabilitation of pediatric patients experiencing a gastrointestinal disorder.

g)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.

h)        Discuss major nutritional concepts pertaining to growth and development of the pediatric patient.

i)        Explain nutritional assessment and eating disorders in infants, children and adolescents.

13. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Discuss the vocational nursesí role in various settings where care of pediatric patients is provided.

b)        Determine common stressors affecting pediatric patients in various health care settings.

c)        Relate a pediatric patientís perception of health and illness to the patientís psychosocial and developmental levels.

d)        Describe the factors which affect a pediatric patientís response to hospitalization and treatment.

e)        Discuss psychological responses of family members to the illness of a child in the family.

f)        Determine the types of therapeutic play and recreation employed with pediatric patients.

g)        Use the nursing process to provide care to pediatric patients in a variety of health care settings.

h)        Identify community and social resources available to assist in providing continuing care for pediatric patients and their families.

14. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for pediatric patients

of various cultural and ethnic groups who have life-threatening conditions.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Outline the incidence and etiology of life-threatening conditions in pediatric patients.

b)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of life-threatening conditions in pediatric patients.

c)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have life-threatening conditions.

d)        Relate the psychosocial impact of life-threatening conditions on pediatric patients

e)        Assist in identifying goals for providing care to pediatric patients who are dying.

f)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of life-threatening illness.

g)        Discuss pain assessment and management of the pediatric patient.

15. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Compare the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine systems of adults and children.

b)        Outline the incidence and etiology of endocrine disorders in pediatric patients.

c)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of endocrine disorders in pediatric patients.

d)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have endocrine disorders.

e)        Relate the psychosocial impact of endocrine disease on pediatric patients and their families.

f)        Assist in identifying goals for discharge planning/rehabilitation of pediatric patients experiencing an endocrine disorder.

g)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of endocrine disorders.

16. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Compare the anatomy and physiology of the sensory/neurological systems of adults and children.

b)        Outline the incidence and etiology of sensory/neurological disorders in pediatric patients.

c)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of sensory/neurological disorders in pediatric patients.

d)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have sensory/neurological disorders.

e)        Relate the psychosocial impact of sensory/neurological disease on pediatric patients and their families

f)        Assist in identifying goals for discharge planning/rehabilitation of pediatric patients experiencing sensory/ neurological disorders.

g)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment sensory/neurological disorders.

17. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Outline the incidence and etiology of cognitive and mental health disorders in pediatric patients.

b)        Summarize the clinical manifestations of cognitive and mental health disorders in pediatric patients.

c)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have cognitive and mental health disorders.

d)        Relate the psychosocial impact of cognitive and mental health disorders on pediatric and their families.

e)        Assist in identifying goals for discharge planning/rehabilitation of pediatric patients experiencing cognitive or mental health disorders.

f)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of cognitive and mental health disorders.

18. Topic: 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.

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a)        Compare the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular systems of adults and children.

b)        Outline the incidence and etiology of cardiovascular disorders in pediatric patients.

c)        Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of cardiovascular disorders in pediatric patients.

d)        Differentiate the medical and nursing management used to provide safe care to pediatric patients who have cardiovascular disorders.

e)        Relate the psychosocial impact of cardiovascular disease on pediatric patients and their families.

f)        Assist in identifying goals for discharge planning/rehabilitation of pediatric patients experiencing a cardiovascular disorder.

g)        Categorize the classification, action, side-effects, and nursing responsibilities of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders.

Attendance Policy 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 studentís 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 The following method will be used to determine each studentís grade in the course:

                

                Exam I grade                10%

                Exam II grade                10%

                Exam III grade                10%

                Exam IV grade                10%

                REACH test                10%

                Computer/Daily grades        10%

                Final Exam                 40%

                                 100%                                                

        An average of 75% or greater is necessary to pass the course

Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Campus Policies
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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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