Perform emergency procedures to sustain life

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 ACMVET506A, 'Perform emergency procedures to sustain life'.
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. Perform pre-hospital evaluation

1.1. Immediate patient history is established with client.

1.2. Emergency first aid advice for the patient is communicated clearly to the client.

1.3. Transportation advice and the clinic location are communicated clearly to the client.

2. Apply and maintain first aid to sustain life

2.1. Emergency procedures are applied as required in accordance with patient needs and workplace health and safety requirements.

2.2. Relevant procedures for haemorrhage control are applied according to patient needs.

3. Perform initial evaluation

3.1. Patient evaluation is conducted initially from a distance.

3.2. Patient evaluation is conducted on approach from a rostral direction.

4. Carry out triage procedures and stabilise patient under veterinarian direction

4.1. Parameters of triage are evaluated in accordance with relevant clinic policies.

4.2. Specific emergency and critical care nursing assistance is provided as directed by the veterinarian.

5. Complete history and secondary survey

5.1. Detailed patient history is confirmed with client records.

5.2. Patient status is re-evaluated on admission in consultation with the veterinarian.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMVET506A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50410 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care)