Coordinate and perform theatre routines

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 ACMVET408A, 'Coordinate and perform theatre routines'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare surgery schedules

1.1. Surgery schedules are prepared and prioritised in consultation with the veterinarian and theatre nurse.

1.2. Accurate patient histories are collated and prepared in accordance with clinic policy.

1.3. Surgery programs are facilitated in cooperation with the supervising veterinarian.

2. Implement surgery preparations

2.1. Surgical packs are prepared for scheduled procedures as instructed.

2.2. Routine surgical site preparation procedures are coordinated in accordance with the veterinarian's instructions workplace health and safety requirements.

2.3. Staff preparation routines are carried out in accordance with clinic policy.

2.4. Anaesthetic equipment is checked for correct operation in accordance with manufacturers' specifications.

2.5. Veterinarian, theatre personnel and self are appropriately dressed in accordance with clinic policy.

3. Clean, maintain and store theatre instruments, equipment and supplies

3.1. Theatre debris and disposable equipment are safely disposed of in accordance with legislative requirements.

3.2. Instruments are cleaned and sterilised in accordance with clinic policies and procedures.

3.3. Instruments are grouped according to type and usage and stored after use.

3.4. Equipment and supplies are maintained in accordance with clinic policy.

3.5. Equipment maintenance procedures are implemented to ensure machines are functional and operational.

3.6. Gowns and drapes are sterilised in accordance with clinic policies and procedures.

4. Carry out post-operative theatre routines.

4.1. Theatre cleaning personnel are organised in accordance with clinic policy.

4.2. Theatre and preparation room supplies are verified in accordance with clinic policy.

4.3. Theatre is restored to a fully stocked condition in accordance with clinic policy.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMVET408A 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)