House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

VNSG-1334-01 (Pediatrics)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorSmith, Lisa Ramelle
Phone(409) 984-6359
E-mailsmithl@lamarpa.edu
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Telephone:(409) 984-6354
E-mail:hamiljr@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:3pm-5pm by appointment
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room #:127
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 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.
Learning Objectives 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 forty minutes (3:40) of classroom instruction.

Discussion Topics 1. Topic: Dosage calculation for pediatric medication administration

2. Topic: Growth and development from infancy through adolescence

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

in pediatric patients.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

provide safe care to pediatric patients who have 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.

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.

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.

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 1.Examinations are based on course objectives.

2.Course content from the biological and behavioral sciences as well as previous nursing knowledge will be included on exams as appropriate.

3.The Comprehensive Final Exam must be taken.

4.Students are strongly encouraged to take exams as scheduled. The test time will be set up for 80 seconds per question. No questions may be asked during the exam. Students who arrive after the exam starts, but before it ends may take the exam without penalty, however, they will not be allowed additional time. If a student must miss an exam, s/he must contact the instructor prior to the exam or within twenty-four (24) hours of the exam.

5.No make-up unit exams will be administered. The numerical grade attained on the comprehensive Final exam will be substituted for any missed unit exam(s).

6.If a student scores less than a 75 on a unit examination, the student is required to make an appointment with an instructor prior to the next exam. At that time the student will review the examination and, with the assistance of the instructor, identify strategies to improve performance on subsequent examinations.

7.Evaluation of Examinations: After each exam, the faculty uses psychometric principles to evaluate the examination. Items missed by 50% or more of the class are reviewed. If an item is found to be flawed, the faculty may give credit for more than one answer or nullify the item. That is, if a student answered the item as originally keyed, the student will retain the credit for the item. If a studentís answer differs from the one originally keyed, the student is credited for the nullified item. In other words, everyone gets credit for the item and no one loses credit.

8.Any challenge to exam questions must be presented in writing within one (1) week of review of the exam. Disputed test items must be submitted by student along with proposed answer supported by documentation from the current textbook and handouts.

9.The Final exam grade will be weighted 40% of final grade.

10. A mandatory comprehensive standardized examination (REACH) will be administered at the end of the semester prior to the final exam and will be weighed equivalent to one unit exam grade. The cost of the exam is approximately $26.00 and it is the studentís responsibility to pay at the Business Office at least 24 hours prior to exam.

11.Any assignment or exam submitted without a studentís name will not receive credit. The following method will be used to determine each studentís grade in the course:

                Exam I grade                15%

                Exam II grade                15%

                Exam III grade                15%

                REACH test                15%

                Final Exam                 40%

                                        100%                                                        

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

Final Exam Date August 9, 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.

Copyright ©2010 Lamar State College - Port Arthur. All Rights Reserved.