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Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
RSPT-2353-001 Neonatal/Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care
A study of neonatal/pediatric cardiopulmonary care.
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
On Campus Course
Volsko & Barnhart, Foundations in Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care, Jones & Bartlett Learning
Supplies for taking notes in class.
Method to take exams on-line during class (tablet, iPad, laptop)
End-of-Course Outcomes: Describe fetal development and transition to extrauterine life; assess maternal and fetal history; modify therapy to neonatal/pediatric patients; describe the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and management of neonatal/pediatric disorders; and analyze, interpret and apply patient data in selective patient care settings.
1. Describe fetal circulation and explain fetal-neonatal transition.
2. Perform neonatal assessment and resuscitation.
3. Justify respiratory care procedures in neonate and pediatric patients.
4. Summarize etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, treatment and prognosis of neonatal/pediatric diseases.
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The grading scale for this course is:
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 75 - 79
F = score less than 75.0
Your grade will be determined by three categories of work – the five exams worth 500 points, participation/attendance worth 60 points, and the comprehensive final exam worth 150 points.
Five (5) section exams (100 points each)
Participation/Attendance (60 points)
Comprehensive final exam (150 points)
If a student is absent for a regularly scheduled examination, the student may take a makeup examination but the highest grade a student can earn is 75%. All material given in this course will be tested during the four major examinations.
Keep in mind that grades are not given. Grades are EARNED based on student performance. Often the instructor plays no role in the grading process other than recording. Please be careful to note the requirements for earning the grade you desire and act accordingly throughout the semester.
A student who plans to pass this course should also plan to regularly attend all lecture sessions. Students chronically late for class or those with excessive absences may be at risk in passing the course. Each student with a tardy/attendance problem will be addressed on an individual basis with the instructor. If a student has missed no more than 2 classes AND has an A average on the section exams, the student will be exempt from taking the comprehensive final exam.
I want you to be successful and your attendance is critical to your success. In order to be fair, there is no distinction between an excused and an unexcused absence.
Five examinations will be given during the semester. Approximate dates are: Sept. 9, Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov. 18, Dec 9, and a final exam during the week of December 13-17, 2020.
Topics to be covered:
Fetal Development, Fetal Circulation, Neonatal Assessment & Transition, Resuscitation, Neonatal/Pediatric Procedures, Special Considerations of the high-risk Neonate, Neonatal/Pediatric Diseases: LTB, Epiglottitis, Bronchiolitis, RDS, SIDS, BPD, ROP, IVH, and PPHN.
As noted above in Expected Student Behavior, be prepared to answer chapter objective questions over the topics listed above. Specific Chapter information will be given under the Course tab.
Instructor reserves the right to adjust this schedule as needed.
The instructor will meet with students who perform poorly on exams (75%), or at a student’s request. During the meeting, both parties will develop a plan to gain a better understanding of the information covered on the exam. To clarify the students' understanding, the student will bring their copy of the answered chapter objective questions so that the instructor can see where the student is having difficulty. Also, students earning <75% on an exam, will schedule an appointment with the West Campus Tutoring Center after obtaining a prescription from the instructor. This prescription will cover items over the next course exam. The WC Tutorial appointment must be completed before the student can take the next exam in the course. Failure to complete remediation tutoring will result in a 0 (zero) for the next section exam.
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Students wishing to withdraw from a class must consult with their instructor first. Students may either communicate via email or meet face-to-face with their instructor to begin the withdrawal process. If the instructor and student both agree that withdrawal is the appropriate course of action, the student will initiate the paperwork and obtain the instructor's signature.
Dropping courses before reaching the 60% point in the semester could result in the student needing to repay financial aid funding. To determine this date for your specific classes, log in to AC Connect, click the Self Service menu, click My Academic Profile, click My Important Course Section Dates.
Students will receive confirmation that their withdrawal request has been completed. The Registrar's Office will process the withdrawal and notify both the student and the instructor via AC email.
If a student stops attending class and does not officially drop or withdraw from the course, a grade of "F" will be given for the course grade. A grade of "W" will be given for student-initiated drops or withdrawals. Texas law now mandates that students may only drop or withdraw 6 times in their entire college careers, excluding drops before the census date.
The last day to drop or withdraw is provided on the AC Master Calendar.
NOTE: Respiratory Care Program students that withdraw from this course will be delayed in completing the major components of the AAS degree in Respiratory Care.
To continue in the program, a student may repeat an RSPT course only one time and may repeat no more than two RSPT courses while enrolled in the program. The term "repeat" shall be interpreted to mean re-enrollment following withdrawal, drop, or unsatisfactory grade.
A student, who develops a problem with a course policy or the course instructor, should first try to resolve the problem with the instructor of record, then the program director. If the problem cannot be resolved at this level, the student should make an appointment to speak with the Associate Dean of Health Sciences Kim Boyd 354-6060, Dean of Health Sciences Kim Crowley 354-6087, Associate VP of Academic Services Becky Burton 371-5122, and VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Tamara Clunis 371-5226, in that order.
Should the student need to speak to the instructor, preferred methods are by office phone, (806)354-6058, or by Blackboard e-mail in the selected course. The instructor will answer e-mail during posted office hours.
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