Provide nursing support for critical care 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 ACMVET507A, 'Provide nursing support for critical care 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. Prepare for critical care surgical patient

1.1. Patient's special requirements are identified and made available for surgery.

1.2. Surgical and monitoring equipment is prepared in accordance with workplace health and safety and clinic policies and procedures.

2. Monitor patient from induction to recovery

2.1. Assistance for induction is provided to veterinarian.

2.2. Anaesthetic is continuously monitored and data is recorded.

2.3. Vital signs are monitored constantly from induction to recovery and abnormal signs are responded to in accordance with clinic policies.

2.4. Analgesia is administered and response is monitored under veterinarian supervision.

2.5. Specific emergency procedures are applied as directed by the veterinarian.

2.6. Specific surgical operating support is provided in response to the veterinarian's requirements.

3. Collect blood and administer blood and blood products

3.1. Blood type is identified, sourced and /or collected, and stored in accordance with clinic policies.

3.2. Blood and/or blood products are prepared and administered in accordance with clinic policies.

3.3. Adverse reactions to transfusions are recognised and treated in accordance with the veterinarian's advice.

4. Provide critical care nursing

4.1. Patient short-term positioning, environment, medication, nutrition and nursing care are determined in consultation with the veterinarian.

4.2. Patient care plan, including all relevant aspects of treatment and care, is developed in conjunction with the veterinarian.

4.3. Intensive nursing care is provided and the patient is monitored in accordance with the patient plan, clinic policies and workplace health and safety requirements.

4.4. Veterinarian is regularly consulted on the patient's progress.

5. Discharge patient

5.1. Transportation procedures are implemented for the critical care patient in accordance with clinic policies and workplace health and safety requirements.

5.2. Patient is prepared for transport within the clinic and for external transport.

5.3. Instructions are provided to the client regarding the patient's care requirements in the home environment.

5.4. History, records and veterinarian's report are collated and presented to the client.

5.5. Client is instructed on the delivery of referral documentation to their regular practitioner.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMVET507A appears in the following qualifications:

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