Perform clinic pathology procedures

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Implement pathology procedures

1.1. Pathology equipment is cleaned, maintained and prepared for use in accordance with manufacturers' instructions.

1.2. Patient is prepared for sampling procedure as instructed and in accordance with workplace health and safety requirements.

1.3. Samples are taken as directed and placed in correctly labelled containers.

1.4. Slides are prepared for microscopic examination.

1.5. Patient and sample details are recorded.

1.6. Sample transfer to laboratory is facilitated as instructed.

1.7. Laboratory test results are received, recorded and reported to the veterinarian.

2. Perform and record appropriate tests

2.1. Haematological and blood chemistry tests are performed using specific laboratory equipment.

2.2. Clinic pathology tests are performed as directed by the veterinarian.

2.3. Test results are recorded in clinic patient record and communicated to the attending veterinarian.

3. Assist with post-mortem examination

3.1. Supervising veterinarian is notified of death and details are recorded.

3.2. Equipment and animal are prepared for post-mortem as instructed.

3.3. Samples for pathological examination are stored and labelled.

3.4. Post-mortem debris and biological wastes are disposed of in accordance with legislative requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMVET403A 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)