Assist with the application and removal of casts

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 HLTAHA002, 'Assist with the application and removal of casts'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to apply cast

1.1 Confirm requirements for applying casting with relevant personnel

1.2 Assemble equipment for applying cast and check to ensure it is in working order

1.3 Explain procedures to client and answer any questions

1.4 Take appropriate action to ensure client comfort and safety

1.5 Follow infection control guidelines throughout the procedure

2. Apply and remove cast

2.1 Assist with the application and removal of cast according to instructions and organisation policies and procedures

2.2 Use safe work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE) when required, to apply or remove cast

2.3 Seek clarification/feedback from supervisor

2.4 Take appropriate action to ensure client comfort and safety is maintained

3. Undertake post-application procedures

3.1 Provide advice and information to client regarding care of cast

3.2 Clean client according to organisation policies and procedures

3.3 Arrange appropriate support for client at completion of procedures

4. Comply with supervisory requirements

4.1 Identify and manage client adherence issues, including subjective and objective reporting of client response to the program, and report to the allied health professional in a timely manner

4.2 Report any client misunderstanding or confusion to the allied health professional in a timely manner

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

4.4 Report client difficulties to the supervising allied health professional

4.5 Participate in supervision processes with the treating allied health professional in accordance with organisation protocol

5. Clean and store equipment relevant to role and therapy program

5.1 Clean equipment and work surfaces according to manufacturer’s recommendations, infection control requirements and organisation protocols as directed by the allied health professional

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

5.3 Check and maintain equipment according to organisation protocols and allied health professionals guidelines

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

5.5 Dispose of waste according to relevant guidelines

6. Report and document information

6.1 Provide feedback on client progress to the treating allied health professional

6.2 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating allied health professional in a timely manner

6.3 Document client information according to the organisation’s protocols

6.4 Use appropriate terminology to document client response, outcomes and any identified problems