Assist with podiatric 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 HLTAH405B, 'Assist with podiatric procedures'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Assist with podiatric procedures' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for the surgical podiatry procedure

1.1 Obtain information from the podiatrist and the client's record (including the Podiatry Care Plan) relevant to the procedure to be undertaken

1.2 Determine client availability according to organisation protocols

1.3 Conform to all infection control guidelines and requirements specified by the National Infection Control Guidelines for Podiatrists and the protocols of the organisation

1.4 Ensure the environment in which the procedure is to be performed conforms to OH&S standards and protocols

1.5 Gather necessary equipment, instruments and materials

1.6 Prepare the environment for surgery, including cleansing and disinfecting of surfaces, equipment and materials

1.7 Ensure all instruments, dressings and related materials have undergone sterilisation according to the guidelines and protocols stated above

1.8 Ensure work flow and set up for work flow by additional persons in the environment comply with the guidelines and protocols

2. Assist with the surgical podiatry procedure

2.1 Determine procedural requirements from the client's record and the treating podiatrist

2.2 Provide the physical environment required to meet procedural requirements in a manner that is safe for the client as directed by the podiatrist

2.3 Follow the directions of the podiatrist to provide assistance during the procedure

2.4 Follow all infection control and OH&S protocols to ensure the procedure conforms to organisation, state, national and legislated requirements

2.5 As required, assist with care and supervision of the patient during procedure

2.6 Follow directions for instrument handling, equipment handling material handling and any additional assistance required from the podiatrist

2.7 Safely and correctly use equipment and instrumentation to collect assessment information

2.8 Follow organisation guidelines and protocols for the safe and appropriate handling and disposal of hazardous and sharps materials

2.9 Provide documentation assistance and support as directed by the podiatrist

3. Assist with templating for manufacture of orthotic devices

3.1 Determine requirements from the client's record and treating podiatrist

3.2 Seek assistance and clarification as required

3.3 Gather equipment and materials required for templating and foot measurement

3.4 Provide the physical environment required to meet procedural requirements in a manner that is safe for the client and operator

3.5 Assist with templating and foot measurement according to podiatrist's instruction

3.6 Work with podiatrist and client, within organisation guidelines, to determine appropriate follow up and further appointments

4. Assist with modification to orthoses and footwear

4.1 Determine procedural requirements from the client's record and the treating podiatrist

4.2 Seek assistance or clarification to procedural directions as required

4.3 Provide the physical environment required to meet procedural requirements in a manner that is safe

4.4 Assist with modifications according to the care plan and prescriptions from supervising podiatrist

4.5 Present modified orthoses or footwear to podiatrist for assessment

4.6 Interpret and respond to instructions from podiatrist regarding further procedural or modification requirements

4.7 Provide instructions and assistance to client as directed by the podiatrist

4.8 Work with podiatrist and client, within organisation guidelines, to determine appropriate follow up and further appointments

4.9 Use machinery and equipment for modifications in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines, OHS requirements and organisation protocols

5. Assist with support and advice to clients in the selection of footwear

5.1 Under the guidance of podiatrist use appropriate devices and procedures to measure for fit

5.2 Confirm measurements with supervising podiatrist

5.3 Under the guidance of supervising podiatrist support and educate client in the selection of footwear and fit

5.4 Seek assistance or clarification to procedural directions as required

5.5 Work with podiatrist and client, within organisation guidelines, to determine appropriate follow up and further appointments

6. Clean, sterilise and store equipment

6.1 Clean equipment according to manufacturers and organisation requirements

6.2 Prepare equipment and instruments for sterilisation according to organisation protocols

6.3 Store equipment according to manufacturers requirements and organisation protocols

6.4 Report equipment faults to appropriate person

6.5 Ensure consultation environment is maintained according to guidelines and organisation protocols

7. Document client information

7.1 Use accepted protocols to document information in line with organisation requirements

7.2 Use appropriate terminology to document client information

8. Comply with supervisory requirements

8.1 Provide podiatry assistance according to the instruction of treating podiatrist

8.2 Provide client progress feedback to the treating podiatrist

8.3 Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority or competence

8.4 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating podiatrist

8.5 Implement variations to the podiatry care according to the advice of the treating podiatrist