Support the fitting of assistive devices

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 HLTAH414C, 'Support the fitting of assistive devices'.
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 fitting of assistive device

1.1 Confirm assistive device details and fitting requirements against the prescribed information provided by the health professional

1.2 Confirm with allied health professional specific client needs and abilities

1.3 Confer with allied health professional if fitting requirements are outside scope of role and responsibilities as defined by the organisation

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

1.5 Gather assistive device and any equipment required for fitting

1.6 Prepare the setting for the fitting and instruction for use

1.7 Obtain informed consent from the clients before commencing the fitting

2. Fit assistive device

2.1 Provide client with the assistive device

2.2 Confirm the suitability of fit, size and operation meets expected performance parameters and prescription and conforms to the manufacturer's guidelines

2.3 Confirm the assistive device is in safe working order within the user environment

2.4 Obtain relevant measurements and data where adjustments are required

2.5 Restrict device functions for initial or trial periods to enable familiarity and ensure safety, where necessary

2.6 Document and report the process and outcomes of fitting ensuring that arrangements for further action are implemented

2.7 Document maintenance periods and requirements for the assistive device, where necessary

2.8 Identify any faults and complete necessary documentation

2.9 Confirm that client (and carer) have relevant documentation and understands any further action that needs to be taken

3. Support client to use assistive device

3.1 Explain and reinforce information about the use of the assistive device, in a manner, and at the level and pace, appropriate for the client

3.2 Confirm client understanding and answer any questions

3.3 Confirm that the assistive is clean and in good working order for the client's requirements before use

3.4 Label, remove from use and report defective assistive devices to the appropriate person, and ensure an alternative is supplied as promptly as possible

3.5 Remove and minimise potential hazards in the immediate environment

3.6 Educate client (and carers) in the safe use, transportation and maintenance of the assistive device within the context of the user environment

3.7 Offer appropriate constructive feedback, encouragement and reinforcement

3.8 Provide safe physical support to enable the client to use the assistive device

3.9 Identify incorrect use and give verbal feedback and physical guidance where necessary

3.10 Monitor the effectiveness of the assistive device and report any problems to the appropriate person with minimum delay

3.11 Report any adverse effect, and major progress to the appropriate member of the care team

3.12 Agree relevant trial period and review periods to co-ordinate with client treatment plan

4. Complete basic equipment construction and modification

4.1 Obtain equipment construction or modification specifications from allied health professional

4.2 Confirm requirements with allied health professional

4.3 Procure materials required for basic equipment construction and modifications

4.4 Complete construction and modifications according to specifications

4.5 Seek support from allied health professional if difficulty arises meeting the specifications

4.6 Check completed construction and modifications with allied health professional

4.7 Complete and file any required documentation, according to organisation protocols

5. Clean and store assistive devices after use

5.1 Clean assistive devices according to manufacturer's recommendations, infection control requirements and organisation protocols

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

5.3 Report faults to the appropriate person(s) and complete necessary documentation

6. Report and document information

6.1 Report suggested adjustments to assistive device ,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 assistive device according to the advice of the treating allied health professional

6.5 Document information about the client use of the assistive device according to the organisation's protocols