Implant microchip in cats and dogs

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMMIC401A, 'Implant microchip in cats and dogs'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for microchip implantation

1.1. Statutory and local authority requirements, including current and verifiable professional indemnity and public liability cover for the implanter, are complied with.

1.2. Details of the procedure are explained to the animal owner prior to commencement of the process.

1.3. Location for conducting the microchipping procedure is selected, taking into account likely species behaviour.

1.4. Availability of supervisory veterinarian is confirmed in case of adverse animal reaction to procedure.

1.5. Australian Veterinary Association policy and relevant Australian Standards for implantation and scanning devices are read and followed throughout the process.

2. Prepare equipment

2.1. Implantation equipment is inspected and checked.

2.2. First aid equipment for animals and humans is inspected and prepared for use.

2.3. Electronic reader is selected and checked against a 'reference chip' of known performance.

2.4. Microchip to be implanted is checked to ensure it meets legislative and Australian Standards requirements and scanned for serial number against packaging number.

3. Prepare animal

3.1. Prescribed identifying information is obtained and recorded on the approved form.

3.2. Animal is assessed for likely behavioural problems during the procedure and where unmanageable aggressive tendencies are noted, animal is referred to veterinarian for implantation procedure.

3.3. Details of animal's previous health history are ascertained for possible complications.

3.4. Owner's permission to appropriately restrain the animal if necessary is obtained.

3.5. Protective equipment is used as required.

3.6. Health of animal is visually assessed and signs of ill health identified.

3.7. Animal restraint device is selected and fitted if required.

3.8. Animal is scanned according to legislative and industry practice to check if previous implantation has occurred, and where found, action is in accordance with industry and legislatively approved procedure for previously implanted microchips.

4. Undertake implantation procedure

4.1. Implantation site is checked for abnormalities and owner referred to veterinarian in the event of observed concerns.

4.2. Animal is positioned for implantation taking into account size, species, previous behavioural assessment and relevant occupational health and safety (OHS) risks.

4.3. Injection site between shoulder blades is inspected, prepared aseptically and aseptic technique is used throughout the implantation procedure.

4.4. Sterile pack is opened and needle is attached to the implanting device while maintaining asepsis.

4.5. Skin is grasped and lifted away from the body and needle containing the microchip is inserted subcutaneously at recommended angle limited to the number of attempts permitted as outlined in relevant legislation.

4.6. Microchip is discharged and needle withdrawn and inspected and procedures followed to ensure the chip does not come out.

4.7. Needles are disposed of in an approved sharps container in accordance with relevant waste disposal legislation and regulations.

4.8. Injuries sustained to humans are assessed and first aid treatment provided and/or medical attention sought as required.

4.9. Injuries sustained to animals are assessed and appropriate first aid treatment provided and/or veterinary attention sought as required.

5. Conduct post-implantation procedures

5.1. Implantation site is visually checked and scanned to ensure success of implantation and correct functioning of the microchip.

5.2. Post-implantation advice is provided to owner.

5.3. Animal condition at time of departure is noted and if there are any signs of adverse reactions, veterinary assistance is obtained.

5.4. Processes undertaken by relevant animal registry service are communicated to the owner and distinguished from registering the animal with local government/council.

5.5. Procedure to be followed in the event of loss of animal is provided to owner and importance of maintenance of updated ownership records impressed upon the owner/keeper.

6. Maintain records

6.1. Procedure is recorded using prescribed identifying information, ensuring legibility and signatures and identification number of implanter are included.

6.2. Documentation is forwarded to the relevant animal registry service in accordance with legislative requirements.

6.3. Copy is maintained and filed by implanter in accordance with legislative requirements.