Coordinate patient admission and discharge

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 ACMVET401A, 'Coordinate patient admission and discharge'.
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. Coordinate clinic admissions

1.1. Appointments and other clinic procedures are scheduled.

1.2. Routine enquiries are answered in accordance with clinic policies.

1.3. Veterinarian is consulted on relevant details and the intended actions are conveyed to the client.

2. Provide veterinary nursing care

2.1. Triage procedures are used for all admissions in accordance with clinic policies and workplace health and safety requirements.

2.2. Personal protective equipment is used as relevant to the veterinary nursing care required.

2.3. Signs of pain are recognised and reported as required.

2.4. Animal first aid measures are applied to sustain life and to minimise pain as required.

2.5. Support is provided in the clinic to the supervising veterinarian.

2.6. Veterinary medicines are prepared in accordance with industry protocols, prescriptions and as instructed by the veterinarian.

3. Provide grief support to clients

3.1. Client needs are identified in consultation with the client and the supervising veterinarian.

3.2. Sympathy and comfort are provided to the client in accordance with clinic policies.

3.3. Level of grief is identified and appropriate action is taken.

3.4. Industry-recognised techniques are used in communicating with the client and providing support.

4. Implement discharge procedures

4.1. Final checks on vital signs are recorded in patient record in accordance with clinic policy.

4.2. Patient is cleaned, groomed and prepared for discharge in accordance with clinic policies.

4.3. The caring transfer of the animal back to its owners is provided.

4.4. Home care advice is provided to the client as instructed.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMVET401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50210 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)
  • ACM50410 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care)
  • ACM40410 - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • ACM50310 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Dental)