Provide intensive foal care and nursing

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 ACMVET415A, 'Provide intensive foal care and nursing'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Admit new arrivals to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

1.1 New arrivals are prepared and admitted.

1.2 Foals are correctly placed in intensive care unit.

1.3 Preliminary general clinical examination is conducted.

1.4 Relevant history and identification data is recorded on appropriate forms.

1.5 Patient records are maintained.

2. Provide nursing care for recumbent foals

2.1 Safe handling techniques are applied when assisting foal to rise.

2.2 Aseptic techniques and nursing care is provided.

2.3 Regular monitoring is carried out in accordance with veterinary directions.

2.4 Specialised monitoring equipment is used.

3. Provide respiratory support and perform emergency ventilation for foals

3.1 Respiration in recumbent foals is assisted.

3.2 Oxygen supplementation is maintained.

3.3 Safe work practices are carried out when handling oxygen equipment.

3.4 Emergency ventilation for foals is provided.

4. Assemble crash kit items

4.1 Crash kit items are identified.

4.2 Pharmacy inventory is checked and restocked.

5. Prepare and administer enteral and parenteral nutrition to impaired foals in NICU

5.1 Enteral and parenteral nutrition is prepared.

5.2 Impaired foals are fed according to professional instruction.

5.3 Parenteral and enteral therapies are monitored.

6. Prepare parenteral medications

6.1 Medications are prepared aseptically.

6.2 Medications are administered according to instructions.Intravenous fluids are monitored and maintained.

6.3 Intravenous catheters are monitored and maintained.

6.4 Infusion pump is operated and maintained.

6.5 Plasma and blood transfusions are monitored and maintained.

7. Implement routine industry standard infection controls in a foal NICU.

7.1 Aseptic techniques and strict hygiene protocol are maintained for the NICU.

7.2 Regular ongoing hygienic maintenance of the floor, counter, cabinets and stalls is performed.

7.3 Routine daily checks to specialist equipment are completed.

7.4 Critically ill and/or infected foals are isolated and strict sanitary procedures are observed.

8. Provide routine care for mare in NICU.

8.1 Routine tasks involving hospital care of the dam (brood mare) are carried out.

8.2 Mares are milked out as per instructions.

9. Discharge foals from NICU.

9.1 Foals are discharged from the NICU according to industry guidelines.

9.2 Facilities are prepared for incoming patient.