Assist with physiotherapy treatments and interventions

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 HLTAH402C, 'Assist with physiotherapy treatments and interventions'.
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 the delivery of a treatment program

1.1 Obtain information about the treatment or intervention from the physiotherapist

1.2 Determine client availability according to organisation protocols

1.3 Determine availability of treatment space, if required

1.4 Gather the equipment to deliver the treatment program, in line with client needs and specifications of the physiotherapist, ensuring safe handling of electrical modalities

2. Conduct physiotherapy treatment and interventions

2.1 Confirm client's understanding of the program based on treatment plan prepared by the physiotherapist

2.2 Obtain informed consent from the client before commencing the exercise program

2.3 Where electrotherapeutic appliances are used, assist in positioning of client and equipment for physiotherapist to verify

2.4 Report any client misunderstanding or confusion to the physiotherapist in a timely manner

2.5 Guide the client to complete the participate in the treatment program as determined by physiotherapist

2.6 Identify and note any difficulties the client experiences completing the physiotherapy treatment and interventions and report to physiotherapist in a timely manner

2.7 Identify and manage client compliance issues, including subjective and objective reporting of client response to the program, and report to the physiotherapist in a timely manner

2.8 Provide feedback to the client to reinforce client understanding of treatment program and progress

2.9 Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority, skills and/or knowledge

2.10 Report client difficulties to the supervising physiotherapist for advice before continuing the prescribed exercise program

3. Clean and store equipment

3.1 Clean equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations, infection control requirements and organisation protocols under direct supervision of physiotherapist

3.2 Store equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations and the organisation's protocols

3.3 Check and maintain equipment according to organisation protocols and physiotherapist's guidelines

3.4 Report equipment faults to the appropriate person(s)

3.5 Label or tag equipment faults, where possible remove from use if unsafe or not working and inform staff in line with organisation procedures

3.6 Ensure physiotherapist is present when cleaning or testing electrotherapy equipment

4. Report and document information

4.1 Provide client progress feedback to the treating physiotherapist

4.2 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating physiotherapist in a timely manner

4.3 Implement variations to the treatment program according to the instructions of the physiotherapist

4.4 Document information about the treatment program according to the organisation's protocols

4.5 Use appropriate terminology to document client response, outcomes and identified problems related to the treatment program

5. Comply with supervisory requirements

5.1 Assist with exercise program according to the instruction of treating physiotherapist

5.2 Provide client progress feedback to the treating physiotherapist

5.3 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating physiotherapist in a timely manner

5.4 Implement variations to the exercise program according to the advice of the treating physiotherapist

5.5 Assist with client and machine positioning and treatment under direct supervision of the treating physiotherapist