Manage veterinary nursing 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 ACMVET509A, 'Manage veterinary nursing 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. Supervise nursing support for veterinary procedures

1.1 Available nursing staff are co-ordinated to support veterinary activities, as required.

1.2 Animal first aid measures to sustain life and minimise pain, are supervised as required.

1.3 Preparation of a range of materials and equipment is coordinated in anticipation of need.

1.4 Nursing staff assistance in a range of medical and surgical veterinary procedures is supervised.

1.5 Nursing staff support to monitor and communicate anaesthetic depth and patient vital signs during general anaesthesia is coordinated.

1.6 Nursing staff requirements for post-operative procedures are co-ordinated.

2. Organise, monitor and document referral requests, procedures and follow-up processes

2.1 Referral veterinarian or other health care professional and/or service are notified regarding reason for referral, in accordance with clinic procedures and referring veterinarian’s instructions.

2.2 Transfer of copies of client records and referral information is arranged.

2.3 Clients are advised of referral procedures and provided with copies of relevant documentation.

2.4 Referrals are documented in case notes.

2.5 Referral veterinarian patient case report outcomes and required after care is documented in case notes.

3. Manage hospitalised patients

3.1 Specific veterinary instructions for the care of hospitalised patients are implemented in line with veterinary treatment plans.

3.2 Nursing care of hospitalised patients is co-ordinated according to veterinary treatment plans.

3.3 Infection control policies and procedures are developed and implemented in line with workplace health and safety and biosecurity requirements.

3.4 Nursing procedures are carried out in accordance with veterinary directions.

3.5 Hospital rounds are conducted with attending veterinarian and to ensure effective nurse handovers and appropriate rostering of nursing staff.

4. Monitor the maintenance of accurate records

4.1 Clinic policies and procedures for maintaining appropriate documentation of hospitalised patients is confirmed with nursing staff.

4.2 Clinic policies and procedures for recording and communicating patient status and progress to other staff and owners is confirmed with nursing staff.

4.3 A range of clinic policies and procedures are developed and implemented in order to facilitate nursing activities.

4.4 Nursing policies and procedures are reviewed in order to improve patient outcomes and customer service.

5. Contribute to professional development

5.1 Links with veterinary nurses and other relevant allied healthcare professionals are established.

5.2 Personal professional development opportunities are identified and used to plan skills and knowledge enhancement.

5.3 Changes in veterinary nursing procedures and techniques are monitored and reported to others.

5.4 Case presentations and/or literature reviews are presented to others in a public/peer setting.

5.5 Skills and knowledge are transferred to new contexts.