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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Elements define the essential outcomes.
  2. Liaise with relevant agencies and key people
  3. Develop an emergency plan
  4. Document, distribute and promote the emergency action plan
  5. Evaluate and modify the emergency action plan

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has:

undertaken relevant research and consultation to develop an emergency plan to respond to emergencies of a medical nature, which involved:

communicating effectively with a range of relevant stakeholders to:

investigate options for responding to medical emergencies

determine preferred options

consult about the effectiveness of the plan

developing strategies to address such emergencies in line with stakeholder and related legislative requirements

documented, distributed, promoted and evaluated an emergency plan to address requirements of the community, health service providers and related organisations

implemented aspects of the plan in line with work role and responsibilities

written reports and documented the action plan.

All performance evidence must be demonstrated at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role.

This includes knowledge of:

how to operate relevant equipment and technology

local resources

key community networks

client confidentiality

local disaster planning processes

legislation protocols and policies or guidelines

network development

knowledge of key issues and information relating to individual and community health, including biology and development, psychology, disease and treatment options, and culture and tradition

organisation policies and procedures.