Nurse foals

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 ACMVET414A, 'Nurse foals'.
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. Assess and maintain health of neonatal foals

1.1 Neonatal foal behaviour and development (bonding) is observed and assessed.

1.2 Passive immune status of foal is assessed.

1.3 Foals at risk of developing illnesses are recognised.

1.4 Foals are restrained and handled for routine industry procedures.

2. Assess foal growth and development to six weeks of age

2.1 Normal growth and development of foals is identified.

2.2 Common abnormalities in growth and development of foals are identified.

3. Perform a physical examination of an equine neonate

3.1 Accurate history of foal is obtained and recorded.

3.2 A physical examination of foal is performed.

3.3 Examination findings are accurately recorded.

4. Care for and handle sick or compromised foals

4.1 Caring procedures are carried out in accordance with workplace health and safety requirements and infection control protocols

4.2 Sick or compromised foal are caught, held and restrained.

4.3 Nursing assistance for compromised foals is provided.

4.4 Assistance is provided with assessment to determine if a foal requires special foal nursing and intensive care.

4.5 Foal maturity and dysmaturity is assessed.

5. Provide initial care for critically ill foal

5.1 Initial resuscitation is implemented.

5.2 Temperature control for critically ill foal is provided.

5.3 Critically ill or compromised foals are fed in accordance with clinic policy.

5.4 Assistance to veterinarian before and during referral to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is provided.

6. Identify the clinical signs of common foal diseases in the early neonatal period.

6.1 Symptoms of common foal diseases are identified.

6.2 Observations are recorded and reported.