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Aug. 12, 2015

QUIZ grades

from:Stevenson, Jessica

to:1303 Antepartum - Sum15

Hi Violets,

 

Thinkwave grade reflects your best 7 out of 12 quiz grades with a max score of 70 for the overall QUIZ grade component.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

June 22, 2015

Presentations

from:Stevenson, Jessica

to:1303 Antepartum - Sum15

Just a reminder:

Papers are due at the onset of class.
Please limit your Presentation to 6-8 minutes; no shorter, no longer
Send me your PowerPoint (PPT) slides before 8:30am tomorrow.

Great job on the exams!  Grades are up. The scores ranged from 85-103, average score was a 92.

Thanks, Jessica

June 13, 2015

QUIZ 6

from:Stevenson, Jessica

to:1303 Antepartum - Sum15

Dear Violet Class.

Please follow this link to set up your quizlet account (if you do not have one) and join my class.
ANTEPARTUM 2015:
https://quizlet.com/join/hPNPBGs2m


If you have any issues, let me know ASAP.

Your 10 questions are due Monday by 5pm. You can do more if you like.  This will count as Quiz 6 grade.

Below are your assigned topics:

Margo:Abbreviation pg 1, food safety, fundal height, cfDNA (NIPT)
Michele: Presumptive, probable, positive signs of pregnancy, CVAT, Homans,
Kelly: Nutrition, BP, edema, carrier screening
Alexa: exercise, RPE, FHT, AFP test,
Alyse: GTPAL, Travel, fetal movement counting
Courtney: BPP, modified BPP, leg cramps, Nausea/Vomiting
Benita: AFV, Hemorrhoids, diarrhea, dizziness, dyspareunia, dyspnea,
Christina: CVS, Amnio, Edema, fatigue, fever, flatulence, HA, heartburn, insomnia
Kitty: Leopold's, Prenatal teaching and counseling –   teaching checklists
Rachael: First trimester screening, clonus, diaphoresis, DTR
Yahaira: Abbreviation pg 2, Backache, breast tenderness, cold symptoms, Constipation,
Cori: EDD dating accuracy, Naegele's rule, second trimester screening
Emily: ultrasounds: first trimester, second and third trimester, Level 1 and Level 2
Abby:NST, components of routine pn exam, Work place in pregnancy
Elena: wt gain, urine:G/P, Types of hx taking at initial visit and their significance
Jenn: Lab schedule (include IPE, 28week, 36 week), RH- labs(antibody screens, when and why?,
Shauneille: pn care schedule, centering, pica, varicosities
Jessica: components of IPE exam, informed consent, , round ligament pain

June 13, 2015

QUIZ 6

from:Stevenson, Jessica

to:1303 Antepartum - Sum15

Dear Violet Class.

Please follow this link to set up your quizlet account (if you do not have one) and join my class.
ANTEPARTUM 2015:
https://quizlet.com/join/hPNPBGs2m


If you have any issues, let me know ASAP.

Your 10 questions are due Monday by 5pm. You can do more if you like.  This will count as Quiz 6 grade.

Below are your assigned topics:

Margo:Abbreviation pg 1, food safety, fundal height, cfDNA (NIPT)
Michele: Presumptive, probable, positive signs of pregnancy, CVAT, Homans,
Kelly: Nutrition, BP, edema, carrier screening
Alexa: exercise, RPE, FHT, AFP test,
Alyse: GTPAL, Travel, fetal movement counting
Courtney: BPP, modified BPP, leg cramps, Nausea/Vomiting
Benita: AFV, Hemorrhoids, diarrhea, dizziness, dyspareunia, dyspnea,
Christina: CVS, Amnio, Edema, fatigue, fever, flatulence, HA, heartburn, insomnia
Kitty: Leopold's, Prenatal teaching and counseling –   teaching checklists
Rachael: First trimester screening, clonus, diaphoresis, DTR
Yahaira: Abbreviation pg 2, Backache, breast tenderness, cold symptoms, Constipation,
Cori: EDD dating accuracy, Naegele's rule, second trimester screening
Emily: ultrasounds: first trimester, second and third trimester, Level 1 and Level 2
Abby:NST, components of routine pn exam, Work place in pregnancy
Elena: wt gain, urine:G/P, Types of hx taking at initial visit and their significance
Jenn: Lab schedule (include IPE, 28week, 36 week), RH- labs(antibody screens, when and why?,
Shauneille: pn care schedule, centering, pica, varicosities
Jessica: components of IPE exam, informed consent, , round ligament pain

June 09, 2015

Quiz 5

from:Stevenson, Jessica

to:1303 Antepartum - Sum15

Dont forget to complete your take-home Quiz 5 and bring to class tomorrow!

May 27, 2015

Quiz 5 material

from:Stevenson, Jessica

to:1303 Antepartum - Sum15

Read and take thorough notes on:

Varney: Ch. 21(640-650), 23(756-763)
Jordan: Ch. 9, 10

It was apparent that many of you were not able to recall Bowlby, Ainsworth, Kennel and Klaus, Brazelton, Rubin, Lederman attachment theories. Reread this maternal, take notes, expect another quiz question!  Know them:) as they are foundational material for what we do as midwives.

Excellent job on midwife roleplay for discomforts! It was a pleasure and inspiring  to see you in midwife-seat. Obviously, we will not lecture on all of the discomforts.  I will send you a short list of the ones you will need to learn about on your own such a carpal tunnel, urinary frequency, supine hypotension, etc... when reading about them imagine how you would manuever through them with a client, future midwives!  We will finish the remaining 4 and then go into straigh-up lecture for Fetal assessment/health. 

May 26, 2015

Class Wednesday

from:Stevenson, Jessica

to:1303 Antepartum - Sum15

To clarify:
Assignment due:  Each group was given :
1) handout (Varney's 4th edition) that correlates with a
2) table to fill in

Example: One group was given a table labeled PELVIC EXAM, external genetalia
There were 3 columns: External Genetalia findings, normal , abnormal
Such as: (finding) vaginal introitus, (normal) hymenal remnants, cervical discharge, scars from laceration, (abnormal) discoloration, tenderness, growths, fistula, fissures

FILL IN AND BE PREPARED TO PRESENT TO CLASS. You can use other resources as well.  I only supplied pages from Varney's to assist you.

IN ADDITION: be prepared fror discomfort activity (ch.11 Jordan, Ch.22 Varney) and quiz on ch. 14 and 16 Jordan

March 09, 2015

clarification for Midterm exam - and a note about participation

from:Kow, Serena

to:1203-1203L Healthcare Skills 2 + Lab - Sp15

The Midterm will be March 16th, from 1:15-3:15.  This gives us an hour to review any questions / clarify any concerns, 2 hours to take it, and an hour to grade it.  I like to have exams graded and grades in before the class / day ends.

I have decided to include only 2 questions from each guest lecture day, on the midterm, due to the amount of information that you guys will need to know / study/ review already.  The rest of the exam comes DIRECTLY from the power points and lecture and handout materials (lecture and the hanouts supplemented the power points - there will be no tricky surprises.)

The exam has not been written to trick or confuse you.  It is very much a test of basic, core information, presented in MULTIPLE CHOICE format, to assure that you understand the BASICS, and the CRITICAL information presented thus far.  If there is a slide on it, assume you should know it.  The exam is written from the power points.

The power points were written with your Practical Skills Guide as a guide for me, and include the information and knowledge that you will encounter on a practical level, commonly, in your clinical sites and in your future practice as midwives.

We review the exams immediatly after you take them, and I adjust exam grades as needed, after questions are reviewed and tests are graded.  You would have to really try to not do well, to fail the exam, if you are studying as instructed.

One final note: You are all given points for class participation, and it pains me to hear that several of you did NOT participate in some of the guest lecture reviews, and were in fact found by the Guest Lecturer in the hallway, NOT ATTENDING the review.  Points will be deducted from your individual grades for this, and I expect more professional behaviour in the future.  

March 09, 2015

Power Point - Post Partum Emergencies

from:Kow, Serena

to:1203-1203L Healthcare Skills 2 + Lab - Sp15

Here is the power points to study for your midterm / final exam.  Your final will be cumulative, and cover core concepts from the entire course, and include a full physical assessment that you will video for me to view.  

 

Midterm will cover the information we have covered thus far, and include questions from your guest lecture days.  Focus on the two Power Points that I have given you.

Several of you have expressed to me that you feel that you are strongly lacking in medical terminlolgy.  I am creating an assingment for you to have turned into me by next week (March 16th), so that you can have a handle on the medical terminology for the mid-term.  I will put a short definition of any specific terms in "(***)"  form, next to the term, on the exam, to stave off anyone getting stuck with a definition.  But these are all words / concepts that you should know for the NARM, and for charting in your clincals now, and later in your profesional setting.  Believe it or not, all of these terms will become second nature to you, in a short amount of time, and you will find it hard to remember NOT knowing what "ambulation" or "pylonephritis" means.  :)

 

Feb. 04, 2015

Bf class canceled today

from:Rawson, Alex

to:All Students

Hi students , We will not be having class tonight 4/2 due to me coming down with a pretty bad case of the flu. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns . -Alex

Feb. 04, 2015

Bf class canceled today

from:Rawson, Alex

to:All Students

Hi students , We will not be having class tonight 4/2 due to me coming down with a pretty bad case of the flu. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns . -Alex

Jan. 16, 2014

Drugs for Reproductive System

June 19, 2013

PE

from:Ruffalo, Michelle

to:1342 MWP IB - Sum13

Here is a PE on youtube - it is a good visual http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ7hdlIidxU

June 19, 2013

Phlebotomy Vocabulary

from:Ruffalo, Michelle

to:1342 MWP IB - Sum13

Here is your assignment

April 22, 2013

Review for test

Here are some handouts to help you study - if you know what is on this paper you will do great!

Oct. 01, 2012

Woman Readings and Questions

from:Dorman, Erin

to:1280 FM Sexuality - Fall 2012

- Read both chapters from Angier's book, Woman: An Intimate Geography

- Complete all questions on the handout.  Use complete sentences. Feel free to disagree with ideas presented in the chapters, just make sure to back up your objections in your answer!

Sept. 24, 2012

Reading for 9/24

Come prepared to lead a discussion on the articles that are assigned to you (you will be given a number in class).

Sept. 21, 2012

Important Reminders - Google Plus, Research Paper Topics, Assignments

from:Locker, Taylor

to:1130 Psych for MW - Fall 2012

I found the three people that were not in the circle on google + and added you just now. Hopefully we are all in the circle now. We will use this for the next assignment due by class next week.

I still have not heard from 3 people about research topics. As posted in the syllabus and I have said in lecture, if I do not hear from you this will negatively affect your final research paper grade. Please email before the end of the day with three topics you are considering for your research paper - meaning what are three things you may be interested in studying this term.

Also, I will be responding to those emails and sending you feedback about your first assignment "Thoughts on Psychology" shortly so please check your email for them in the next day or two.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the assignments due next Friday.

Sept. 20, 2012

Readings for 9/26

from:Delisle, Alexis

to:2310 Public Health - Fall 2012

I'm probably not going to cover domestic violence issues (which is what the assigned readings are about) next week. So don't worry about doing any reading, we'll just do all our learning in class.

We'll probably structure class as:

  • Biostatistics lecture
  • Watch that 30 minute video we didn't get to see this week given we can find a different dvd player that cooperates with us
  • Fill out the worksheet that corresponds to that video

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Sept. 20, 2012

Lecture Slides for Class 9/21/12

from:Locker, Taylor

to:1130 Psych for MW - Fall 2012

Here are the slides for class!

 

I will post more instructions for the assignments due next week by the end of day Friday.

Sept. 18, 2012

Reading for Tommorrow: Smith 2011 Social epidemiology

from:Delisle, Alexis

to:All Students

Here's the reading for tommorrow.

See you soon!

Alexis

Sept. 16, 2012

Study Tips from your Peers!

from:Dorman, Erin

to:1000L Student Success - Fall 2012

Read these great study tips from your sister midwives!

Sept. 14, 2012

Lecture Slides for Today's Class

from:Locker, Taylor

to:1130 Psych for MW - Fall 2012

Hi all - here are slides for today. If you haven't already tried to use google + you need to that very soon! We will need it for an upcoming assignment.

Sept. 13, 2012

Week 4 Prep

from:Delisle, Alexis

to:All Students

Great work on class yesterday. Just a reminder, that you have reading for class next week.  I will post the article by tomorrow night, the other reading is from the chapter in the textbook.

Have a great weekend!

Sept. 10, 2012

Reproductive Health New Sites - more directions to follow!

from:Dorman, Erin

to:1280 FM Sexuality - Fall 2012

Pick a site (or two if you'd prefer) that you'd like to puruse weekly in search of reproductive health news. You may choose from sites that are not listed here. 

Email me your choice this week. 

Starting this week make a weekly short entry (at least 2 paragraphs) in a journal (handwritten or typed) about an issue of your choosing.  Make sure you summarize the article/story/research thoroughly and share your thoughts on the subject. 

I will call on one or two people randomly at the beginning of each class to share her findings with the class and I will collect the journals at the end of the semester.

 

http://www.iub.edu/~kinsey/index.html

http://www.guttmacher.org/

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/s/sex/index.html

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/reproduction_biological/index.html?8qa

http://www.hhropenforum.org/

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/blogs/recent-research

http://bioethics.com/category/repro-tech/

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/

http://health.usnews.com/health-conditions/sexual-health

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/daily-report.aspx

http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/health_medicine/sexual_health/

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/sections/sexual_health/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3034591/ns/health-sexual_health/

Sept. 10, 2012

Anatomy Handouts & This Week's Readings

from:Dorman, Erin

to:1280 FM Sexuality - Fall 2012

Study the anatomy handouts thoroughly - you will be quizzed over them next week!

Also, read all three of the readings and be prepared to discuss them next week.  Please bring discussion ideas with you to class!

Sept. 07, 2012

Lecture Slides for Today's Class

from:Locker, Taylor

to:1130 Psych for MW - Fall 2012

Here are the slides for today's class!

Sept. 07, 2012

Readings for the Semester

Here are the assigned readings for the semester - see the syllabus to determine when they are due! Please email me with questions.

Sept. 03, 2012

Trying this out to see what will work.

from:Scott, Lori

to:1292 Ant/Phys II - Fall 2012

Handout Chapter 16
Special Senses

Vocabulary

accommodation
auditory
chemorecepter
cochlea
dynamic equilibrium
labyrinth
mechanoreceptor
olfactory
optic
photoreceptor
projection
proprioceptor
referred pain
refraction
sensory adaptation
static equilibrium
thermoreceptor
auricle
pinna
helix
lobule
meatus
cerumen
tympanic
oval window
round window
ossicles
malleus
incus
stapes
depth perception
optic chiasm
optic nerves
optic tracts
occipital lobes
stereoscopic vision
rhodopsin
visual pigments
iris
pupil
retina
optic disc
fundus
blind spot
rods
cones
macula lutea
fovea centralis
canal of Schlemm
vitreous humor
aqueous humor
lens
electromagnetic radiation
convergence
vestibule
semicircular canals
saccule
utricle
perilymph
endolymph
papillae
filiform
fungiform
circumvallate
gustatory
taste buds
transduction
Facial nerve
Glossopharyngeal nerve
Vagus nerve
volatile
adaptation
palpebrae
canthi
carucle
tarsal plates
levator palpebrae superioris
Meibomian glands
conjunctiva
lacrimal apparatus
lysozyme
extrinsic eye muscles
saccades
sclera
cornea
choroid
ciliary body
suspensory ligament
ampulla
modiolus
organ of Corti
spiral lamina
scala vestibuli
scala media
scala tympani
helicotrema
vestibular membrane
basilar membrane
wavelength
frequency
amplitude
decibels
auditory cortex
macula
otoliths
Vestibular nerve
crista ampullaris
cupula
cerebellum

 


Word Aids

Aud-, to hear
choroid, skinlike
cochlea, snail
corn-, horn
iris, rainbow
labyrinth, maze
lacri-, tears
lut-, yellow
macula, spot
oculi-, eye
olfact-, to smell
palpebra, eyelid
scler-, hard
therm-, heat
tympano-, drum
vitre-, glass

Clinical Terms

amblyopia
ametropia
audiometry
blepharitis
conjunctivitis
diplopia
emmetropia
enucleation
exophthalmos
iridectomy
iritis
keratitis
labyrinthectomy
labyrinthitis
Meniere’s disease
nystagmus
otitis media
otosclerosis
pterygium
retinitis pigmentosa
retinoblastoma
tinnitus
tonometry
trachoma
tympanoplasty
uveitis
vertigo
anosmia
uncinate seizures
olfactory aura
chalazion
strabismus
retinal detachment
glaucoma
cataract
astigmatism
color blindness
nyctalopia
deafness
motion sickness
ophthalmology
optometry
otorhinolaryngology
otalgia
papilledema
scotoma
Weber’s test
Rinne’s test

Online Resources:

http://rivers.oscs.montana.edu/esg/kla/ta/sight.html

http://www.InnerBody.com/htm/body.html

http://tqjunior.advanced.org/3750/glossary.html


Sense of Smell

!.  Olfactory organs
a.  The olfactory organs consist of receptors and supporting cells in the nasal cavity.

b.  Olfactory receptors are neurons with cilia that are sensitive to lipid-soluble chemicals.

c.  Nerve impulses travel from the olfactory receptors through the olfactory nerves, olfactory bulbs, and olfactory tracts to interpreting centers in the cerebrum.

2.  Olfactory stimulation
a.  Olfactory impulses may result when various gaseous molecules combine with specific sites on the cilia of the receptor cells.

b.  Primary odors include camphoraceous, musky, floral, pepperminty, ethereal, pungent, and putrid.

c.  Olfactory receptors adapt rapidly.

d.  Olfactory receptors are often damaged by environmental factors, but are not replaced.

 

Sense of Taste

1.  Taste receptors

a. Taste buds consist of receptor cells and supporting cells.

b.  Taste cells have taste hairs that are sensitive to particular chemicals dissolved in water.

c.  Taste hair surfaces seem to have receptor sites to which chemicals combine and trigger impulses to the brain.

d.  There are four primary kinds of taste cells, each particularly sensitive to a certain group of chemicals.

2.  Taste sensations

a.  The four primary taste sensations are sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.

b.  Various taste sensations result from the stimulation of one or more sets of taste receptors.

c.  Sweet receptors are most plentiful near the tip of the tongue, sour receptors along the margin, salt receptors in the tip and upper front, and bitter receptors toward the back.

Sense of Hearing

1.  The external ear collects sound waves created by vibrating objects.

2.  Middle ear

a.  Auditory ossicles of the middle ear conduct sound waves from the tympanic membrane to the oval window of the inner ear.  They also increase the force of these waves.

b.  Skeletal muscles attached to the auditory ossicles act in the tympanic reflex to protect the inner ear from the effects of loud sounds.

3.  Eustachian tubes connect the middle ears to the throat and function to help maintain equal air pressure on both sides of the eardrums.

4.  Inner ear
a.  The inner ear consists of a complex system of interconnected tubes and chambers--the osseous and membranous labyrinths.  It includes the cochlea, which in turn houses the organ of Corti.

b.  The organ of Corti contains the hearing receptors that are stimulated by vibrations in the fluids of the inner ear.

c.  Different frequencies of vibrations are thought to stimulate different receptor cells; the human ear can detect sound frequencies from about 20 to 20, 000 vibrations per second.

5.  Deafness

a.  Conductive deafness is caused by disorders in the external or middle ear.  The most common type is due to growth of bone around the base of the stapes.

b.  Sensorineural deafness is caused by damage to the cochlea, auditory nerve, auditory pathway, or temporal lobe of the brain.  It can result from exposure to loud sounds, diseases, injuries, or various drugs.

Sense of Equilibrium

1.  Static equilibrium is concerned with maintaining ht stability of the head and body when these parts are motionless.  The organs of static equilibrium are located in the vestibule.

2.  Dynamic equilibrium is concerned with balancing the head and body when they are moved or rotated suddenly.  The organs of this sense are located in the ampullae of the semicircular canals.

3.  Other parts that help with the maintenance of equilibrium include the eyes and the proprioceptors associated with certain joints.

Sense of Sight

1.  Visual accessory organs include the eyelids and lacrimal apparatus that function to protect the eye, and the extrinsic muscles that move the eye.

2.  Structure of the eye

a.  The wall of the eye has an out, a middle, and an inner layer than tunction as follows:

  1) The outer layer (sclera) is protective, and its transparent anterior portion (cornea) refracts light entering the eye.

  2) The middle layer (choroid) is vascular and contains pigments that help to keep the inside of the eye dark.

  3) The inner layer (retina) contains the visual receptor cells.

b.  The lens is a transparent, elastic structure whose shape is controlled by the action of ciliary muscles.

c.  The iris is a muscular diaphragm that controls the amount of light entering the eye: the pupil is an opening in the iris.

d.  Spaces within the eye are filled with fluids (aqueous and vitreous humors) that help to maintain its shape.

3.  Refraction of light

a. Light waves are refracted primarily by the cornea and lens to focus an image on the retina.

b.  The lens must be thickened to focus on close objects.

4.  Refraction problems

a.  Farsightedness of age (presbyopia) is caused by a diminishing of the elasticity of the lens.

b.  Another type of farsightedness is caused by an eyeball that is too short: nearsightedness is caused by an eyeball that is to long; and astigmatism is caused by disorders in the curvatures of the cornea or lens.

5.  Visual receptors

a.  The visual receptors are called rods and cones.

b.  Rods are responsible for colorless vision in relatively dim light, and cones are responsible for color vision.

6.  Visual pigments

a.  A light-sensitive pigment in rods (rhodopsin) decomposes in the presence of light and triggers nerve impulses.

b.  Color vision seems to be related to the presence of three sets of cones containing different light-sensitive pigments, and each is sensitive to a different wavelength of light; the color perceived depends on which set or sets of cones are stimulated.

7.  Stereoscopic vision

a.  Stereoscopic vision involves the perception of distance and depth.

b.  Stereoscopic vision occurs because of the formation of two slightly different retinal images that the brain superimposes and interprets as one image in three dimensions.

c.  A one-eyed person uses relative sizes and positions of familiar objects to judge distance and depth.

8.  Visual nerve pathways

a.  Nerve fibers from the retina form the optic nerves.

b.  Some fibers cross over in the optic chiasm.

c.  Most of the fibers enter the thalamus and synapse with others that continue to the visual cortex.

--adapted from Hole, 1981.

Sept. 03, 2012

Microbial Growth

from:Scott, Lori

to:1260 Microbiology - Fall 2012

Powerpoint for Microbial growth