Assist with surgery preparation

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 ACMVET203A, 'Assist with surgery preparation'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare animal for surgery under direction

1.1. Animal intakes and pre-operative procedures are organised for specified periods as instructed.

1.2. Clinic procedures and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements are followed.

1.3. Assist with pre-operative animal preparation.

1.4. Patient is safely and humanely transferred to theatre for treatment.

1.5. Relevant patient records are provided to the veterinarian as requested.

2. Prepare theatre or surgical operating area for use

2.1. Operating table, required equipment and environs are cleaned and disinfected in accordance with clinic policies.

2.2. Surgical packs and equipment selected by the qualified veterinary nurse are transferred and/or established to/in theatre or the surgical operating area.

2.3. Staff preparation support is provided in accordance with clinic policies.

3. Provide pre- and post-operative patient care

3.1. Patient is cleaned in accordance with clinic policies.

3.2. Patient is safely transferred to recovery area.

3.3. Vital signs' observations are recorded as instructed by the veterinarian.

3.4. Signs of pain are recognised and reported.

4. Clean theatre equipment

4.1. Theatre equipment and surrounds are cleaned and disinfected in accordance with clinic policies.

4.2. Surgical equipment is cleaned, maintained and sterilised in accordance with clinic policies.

4.3. Theatre linen is washed and prepared for sterilisation.

4.4. Equipment and gowns are stored safely after use.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMVET203A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM40410 - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • ACM30210 - Certificate III in Animal Technology