Manage nursing requirements for specialised surgical procedures

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 ACMVET501A, 'Manage nursing requirements for specialised surgical procedures'.
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. Conduct admission process for specialised surgical procedures

1.1. Appointment is made and pre-operative instructions and hospital routines information are provided to the client (owner).

1.2. Patient histories and client details are compiled in accordance with surgeon's requirements.

1.3. Referrals and associated documentation are coordinated as required.

1.4. Patient samples are obtained in accordance with workplacehealth and safety requirements and are submitted for analytical tests as required.

1.5. Pathological and diagnostic aid results are assimilated with patient's history.

2. Prepare the theatre environment

2.1. Theatre is prepared in accordance with workplace health and safety requirements to achieve aseptic conditions prior to and during surgery.

2.2. Specialised materials and equipment are accessed, checked and prepared for use.

2.3. Personal preparation and gloving and gowning of theatre attire by other personnel are supervised as required.

3. Perform specific pre-operative procedures

3.1. Pre-surgical evaluation is performed and observations are reported.

3.2. Patient is stabilised and an individual fluid therapy plan is designed in consultation with the surgeon.

3.3. Patient is prepared for surgery and positioned on the operating table in accordance with the requirements of the procedure and surgeon.

4. Monitor anaesthesia

4.1. Specific anaesthetic procedures are applied under the supervision of the surgeon.

4.2. Specific artificial respiration systems are applied under the supervision of the surgeon.

4.3. Specific intra-operative medication is applied as instructed by the surgeon.

5. Provide intra-operative support to surgeon

5.1. Support is provided for the surgeon's personal preparation for theatre if directed.

5.2. Progress of surgery and surgeon's requirements are anticipated and requirements are met in a timely manner.

5.3. Instruments, materials and equipment are handed to the surgeon in accordance with defined clinic policies.

5.4. Specific surgical operating support is provided as required.

5.5. Specialised bandages or splints are applied and medication is administered as instructed by the surgeon.

6. Manage equipment cleaning and maintenance

6.1. Theatre equipment, drapery and specialised surgical equipment are cleaned and maintained in accordance with clinic policies and workplace health and safety requirements.

6.2. Instruments and specialised surgical equipment are packed and stored in an appropriate environment and atmosphere.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMVET501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50210 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)