Provide veterinary dental nursing support for advanced veterinary dental surgery

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 ACMVET504A, 'Provide veterinary dental nursing support for advanced veterinary dental surgery'.
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. Carry out admission procedures

1.1. Patient dental history is compiled in accordance with workplace health and safety and veterinarian requirements.

1.2. Referral and associated documentation are coordinated as requested by the veterinarian.

1.3. Dental pathology and diagnostic aid results are collated in accordance with patient needs.

2. Prepare theatre and personnel for dental surgery

2.1. Theatre furniture and equipment are prepared for specific dental surgery in accordance with workplace health and safety and clinic requirements.

2.2. Patient radiographs for the scheduled procedure are displayed.

2.3. Dental equipment and sterile dental packs are accessed and checked.

2.4. Gloving and gowning procedures are completed in accordance with clinic policies.

3. Prepare patient for dental surgery

3.1. Specific anaesthetic procedures are applied under veterinarian supervision.

3.2. Administration of pre-operative medications is performed under veterinarian supervision.

3.3. Patient is suitably positioned on the operating table and restraints are applied.

3.4. Endotracheal tube is examined to ensure it is functioning and pharyngeal pack is applied.

4. Prepare specific materials and anticipate veterinarians' requirements

4.1. Specific dental materials appropriate for the scheduled procedures are prepared.

4.2. Progress of surgery and veterinarian's requirements are anticipated and responded to positively.

4.3. Dental instruments, equipment and materials are handed to the veterinarian as requested.

4.4. Specific dental surgical support is provided as directed by the veterinarian.

4.5. Record of procedure is taken and maintained in accordance with clinic policies and procedures.

4.6. Clinical and other hazardous waste is disposed of safely in accordance with workplace health and safety and local government requirements.

5. Clean, store and maintain dental instruments and equipment

5.1. Packed dental instruments and equipment are cleaned or sterilised in accordance with manufacturers' specifications and clinic policies.

5.2. Packed sterilised and non-sterilised dental instruments and equipment are stored in an appropriate environment and atmosphere.

5.3. Damaged and ineffective dental surgery instruments, equipment and their attachments are identified in cooperation with other clinic staff and replaced or set aside for repair and/or maintenance.

5.4. Maintenance routines for dental instruments and equipment are completed as directed by the veterinarian and in accordance with clinic policies and workplace health and safety requirements.

6. Communicate with client and discharge patient

6.1. Patient progress is regularly reported to client in accordance with veterinarian's instructions.

6.2. Specific home-nursing requirements are communicated to client in accordance with veterinarian's instructions.

6.3. Instructions on the administration of prescribed medications are detailed to the client.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMVET504A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50310 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Dental)