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EQC Sample Syllabus

9.412-T1

RCC Ensuring Quality Care – Sample Syllabus for Fall 2019

Instructor: Judi Hill - Nurse Educator
Office Hours: Available by cell phone or course e-mail. Please reserve instructor's cell phone for time sensitive questions.

Bio: I have been a nurse for over 51 years. Since 1992, when I began working for a local not-for-profit hospice, I have been involved in end-of-life care ever since. Throughout my years of hospice I have worked with many Adult Foster Care Homes. I have been teaching EQC since 2008. I teach an End of Life topic for RCC as part of their CNA classes.

Course Expectations

Each session must be attended.. This is a state mandated requirement. Failure to do so will remove you from the course. You are expected to read all the slides on all the topics, watch the attached videos, and do all tests on time.

Attending a weekly session is done by completing all the expectations: Reading all slides, watching all videos and finishing all tests on time.


How to Do the Course

You must arrange a one-on-one phone call with me, Judi Hill. You may call me immediately after the class starts on October 16, 2019, after 9 a.m., to do the call. It is your responsibility to do this call. The call will last about 10 minutes. I will answer questions and ask questions. It is a “get to know each other” call.

The first session will become available on Wednesday October 16, 2019, 6:00 a.m. You can start later in the day if you want to.

Each session will appear and be available in sequence, one a week, then remain available until the end of class.                                                                                               

Session 1: Open October 16, 6:00 a.m. – November 13 at Noon. Tests due Tue., October 22, 10:00 p.m.

Session 2: Open October 23, 6:00 a.m. – November 13 at Noon. Tests due Tue., October 29, 10:00 p.m.

Session 3: Open October 30, 6:00 a.m. – November 13 at Noon. Tests due Tue., November 5, 10:00 p.m.

Session 4: Open November 6, 6:00 a.m. – November 13 at Noon. Test due Wed., November 13, Noon.

  • At the beginning of the course, please listen and watch the introduction video.
  • There are four sessions starting on Wednesdays, lasting one week each. Each session must be attended. All tests must be completed by Wednesday at 10pm each week of the course.
  • The final state test is to be taken after completion of all four EQC class sessions.
  • Each session will open Wednesday at 6am and the test(s) close Tuesday at 10pm. You will not be able to open to the next session until the following Wednesday, 6am. This allows you to not be overwhelmed with too much reading each week.
  • The instructor will be reviewing tests and will be available by course e-mail and phone. Phone only when necessary. Use course messaging for most questions.
  • At the beginning of each session, there will be a short video by Judi Hill with an explanation of the topics and special instructions for these topics.
  • Within the tests in each session will do some writing about sample resident scenarios, practice filling out some required foster home forms, and do various test methods such as multiple choice, matching terms to answers and true or false questions.
  • At the end of the course, if you pass, a class completion certificate will be mailed to you. After receipt of that class completion certificate, you will then need to set up an individual appointment to take the EQC final test. See Testing Instructions page at the end of Session 4.
     

Communication

You must arrange a one-on-one phone call with me. You may call me after the class starts on October 16th after 9am. It is your responsibility to do this call. The call will last about 10 minutes. I will answer questions and ask questions. It is a “get to know each other” call.

Blackboard course email should be used whenever possible to communicate with me. This provides a record of our correspondence and allows me to keep all of our communication in one area.

I will check email each Wednesday and grade the work on that day. I generally do not respond to email over the weekend.

If you have a question about the class, I welcome your email at any time, but I cannot always respond to last minute requests for help as a deadline looms.

I will be available by e-mail or cell on each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Feel free to contact me during that time. Please ask questions well before any deadline.

My Best Advice for This Class

It is very important to go through all the slides thoroughly. You will not be able to go past the week’s assignment that you are reading. Do your homework assignments and complete each week on time.

Pay close attention to each PDF (slides) within a topic. Read the Key Terms and Objectives for each PDF. After reading each PDF, review the Key Terms and Objectives again. Ask yourself if you understand both the Key Terms and the Objectives. If you don’t, go back through that topic.

Tips for Each Session

Session1: Before you begin the topics on screening and admissions, take Test #1, the screening scenario about Maude. You’ll tell me what is NOT known about Maude. After reading the topics in Medication Administration make sure you watch the video ”Get it On Time” about Parkinson’s medication.

Assignments: Familiarize yourself with the APD Adult Foster Home Information web site and begin familiarizing yourself with the Adult Foster Home OARs, (Oregon Administrative Rules).

Session 2: Pay attention to Normal Aging and Implications for Care. Study early in the session because there are three tests due at the end of the week. Make sure you watch the Alzheimer’s Video.

Session 3: Pay close attention to the slides about skin care. In Test #7 there is a burnout topic where you’ll write out 10 things that fill you back up to avoid burnout.

Session 4: This session has a strong focus on menus. At end of all the topics there is just one test and it has general questions from all sessions.

Tests and Grading Scale

Due dates for tests will be clearly posted on the course calendar. In this course, a "week" is defined as starting on Wednesday at 6am - Wednesday 10pm. Weekly content folders unlock strictly on this schedule. For example, your Session 2 content will appear at 6am on a Wednesday, and be due by 10pm the following Tuesday. Content that has already been made available will remain available for the remainder of the class.

I will grade all your tests. They will help you to see your weak and strong areas. Tests will help me to see your understanding of the course.

Grades will be based upon the following:

  • Tests are worth 10 points each. (Passing is 7 points.)
  • Each test must be passed to complete the course.
  • All test can be taken multiple times to achieve a better score.

Your personal grades can be seen at any time by clicking the “Grades” tab in the course.

Points will be recorded online and only you will have access to your own grades. Please contact me in a timely manner within the course if you have questions regarding your grades or ungraded tests.

Late Tests:

There will be no late tests accepted. All tests are due on time, Tuesdays, 10pm. Being late will result in zero (0) points for the assignment.

I strive to grade your assignments and quizzes in a timely manner. However, you should not expect tests completed before the due date to be graded early. Tests will usually be graded every Wednesday.

It is possible that you may experience a technical problem and not be able to complete a test. If that is the case you must contact the RogueOnline Support Desk, which you can find on the Home page of this course. They will verify that you did or did not have a valid technical problem. If you did not have a valid technical problem, you will not be allowed to retake the test.


After the EQC Class

The state test is the only grade that will count officially for this course. You must get a 75% on the state test to receive test pass certificate. This certificate must be included in your application packet to own an Adult Foster Home or become a Resident Manager.


Course Etiquette

Respect for others is essential in an online learning environment, therefore the following netiquette guidelines are expected to be used by all students in the course:

  1. Show respect for the instructor and for other students in the class. 
  2. Respect the privacy of other students.
  3. Express differences of opinion in a polite and rational way.
  4. Maintain an environment of constructive criticism when commenting on the work of other students.
  5. Avoid bringing up irrelevant topics when involved in group discussions or other collaborative activities.

The following list summarizes the kind of behavior that is not acceptable. Each item listed below is grounds for removal from the class.

Students should not:

  1. Show disrespect for the instructor or for other students in the class
  2. Send messages or comments that are threatening, harassing, or offensive
  3. Use inappropriate or offensive language
  4. Convey a hostile or confrontational tone when communicating or working collaboratively with other students
  5. USE ALL UPPERCASE IN THEIR MESSAGES -- THIS IS THE EQUIVALENT OF SHOUTING!!!

If I feel that a student is violating any of the above guidelines, I will contact that student to discuss the situation in person. If you feel that a student is behaving inappropriately, please send me a private e-mail message explaining the situation as soon as possible.


Course Description

Covers state rules and regulations for becoming an adult foster care provider. Anyone planning to own an adult foster home or work in one as the resident care manager is required to attend and pass this class.

Course Prerequisites

You are required to take the Adult Foster Home Orientation offered through your local Adults and People with Disabilities Services office for Adult Foster Care.

Required Supplies

Access to a computer with Internet access

Course Goals

Upon the successful completion of this course students will:

  • Understand the responsibly of being a Resident Manager or a Provider in an Adult Foster Care Home.
  • Have an understanding of aging and chronic illnesses.
  • Have an understanding of the forms and tools to be used when admitting a potential resident. Students will be knowledgeable regarding the importance of doing a complete screening.
  • An understanding of Delegation for Lay Caregiver, also known as RN Delegations.
  • Be comfortable navigating the AFC Provider website..
  • Be knowledgeable regarding medication management and safe medication administration.
  • Be more aware of each individual as a unique person with their own history.
  • Be familiar with the Adult Foster Home OARs.
  • Be given tools to assist with communications with families and residents and be familiar with techniques for dealing with challenging behavior.
  • Have a better understanding of residents’ personal care needs including preventing skin breakdown.
  • Have tools for managing time, hiring, business practices and how to avoid burnout.

Students with Disabilities

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  Any student who feels that he or she may need academic accommodations for a disability, such as vision, hearing, orthopedic, learning disabilities, psychological or other medical conditions, should make an appointment with the Office of Disability services at the following locations:

  • Josephine County- RWC,"W" Bldg. Room 21-22, 3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527-0298; 541-956-7337.
  • Jackson County- RVC/TRC, "B" Bldg., Room 9, 227 E. Ninth St, Medford, OR 97501-7221; 541-245-7537.

For additional information regarding Support Services, the RCC disabled student services program, check their web site http://www.roguecc.edu/DisabilityServices/