Deliver and monitor a hydrotherapy program

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 HLTAH413C, 'Deliver and monitor a hydrotherapy program'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for hydrotherapy program

1.1 Confirm program requirements against the prescribed information provided by the health professional

1.2 Confer with allied health professional if requirements outlined in the exercise program are not clear, do not take into account client needs and abilities or are beyond scope of role and responsibilities as defined by the organisation

1.3 Determine the clients' availability, according to the organisation's protocols

1.4 Gather necessary equipment for the hydrotherapy program

1.5 Prepare the setting for the hydrotherapy program

1.6 Ensure adequate staff are present to meet organisation's staff : client ratio requirements

1.7 Obtain informed consent from the clients before commencing the hydrotherapy program

2. Conduct the hydrotherapy program

2.1 Explain the purpose, rationale and requirements of each part of the hydrotherapy program to the clients

2.2 Assist client(s) in and out of the pool safely and efficiently according to organisation manual handling policy and treatment goals

2.3 Guide the clients to complete the program according to prescribed treatment plan

2.4 Demonstrate components of hydrotherapy to client where necessary

2.5 Provide the clients with sufficient time, opportunity and encouragement to practice existing and newly developed skills

2.6 Observe client movement through water and provide feedback to reinforce understanding and the correct application of the exercise program

2.7 Monitor the clients during and after the program according to the prescribed treatment plan

2.8 Identify and manage client compliance issues.

2.9 Identify the need for adjustment to the hydrotherapy program and report to the treating physiotherapist in a timely manner

2.10 Take appropriate and prompt action in response to any indicators of adverse reaction to the hydrotherapy according to relevant protocols and guidelines

3. Respond to an aquatic emergency

3.1 Support the person(s) in difficulty as quickly as possible

3.2 Remove other clients, staff and other individuals from danger

3.3 Assess the factors involving a water rescue and the type of rescue required and equipment needs determined

3.4 Identify hazards and take appropriate action to prevent further injury/harm to the casualty

3.5 Perform water rescue

3.6 Observe and describe the condition of the casualty

3.7 Assess vital signs and symptoms of shock according to accepted first aid procedures

3.8 Identify and explain ant first aid or treatment appropriate to the casualty's condition and provide in line with approved first aid techniques and standards

3.9 Where necessary contact emergency services as soon as possible

3.10 Record and report the incident according to, legislative, regulatory and organisation requirements

3.11 Notify appropriate personnel and statutory authorities of the incident

4. Assist client after hydrotherapy session

4.1 Identify support needs of client following a hydrotherapy session

4.2 Provide any required support with mobility, showering and dressing

5. Clean and store equipment

5.1 Clean equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations

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

5.3 Check and maintain equipment according to organisation protocols

5.4 Report equipment faults to the appropriate person(s)

6. Report and document information

6.1 Report suggested adjustments to hydrotherapy program, together with rationale, to the responsible allied health professional

6.2 Provide client progress feedback to the treating allied health professional

6.3 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating allied health professional

6.4 Implement variations to the hydrotherapy program according to the advice of the treating allied health professional

6.5 Document information about the hydrotherapy program according to the organisation's protocols

6.6 Use appropriate terminology to document symptomatic expression of identified problems related to the therapeutic program

7. Comply with supervisory requirements

7.1 Assist with exercise program according to the instruction of treating allied health professional

7.2 Provide client progress feedback to the treating allied health professional

7.3 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating allied health professional

7.4 Implement variations to the exercise program according to the advice of the treating allied health professional