Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy 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 HLTAHA003, 'Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program'.
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



Elements define the essential outcomes

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

1. Prepare for delivery of a client-specific physiotherapy program

1.1 Obtain information from the physiotherapist about the client-specific program

1.2 Determine client availability according to organisation protocols

1.3 Gather the equipment to deliver the client-specific program, in line with client needs and specifications of the physiotherapist

2. Deliver physiotherapy program based on treatment plan

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

2.2 Obtain consent from the client before commencing the program

2.3 Follow the instructions of the physiotherapist when assisting with the positioning of client and equipment where treatment involves machines

2.4 Guide the client to complete the program as directed by physiotherapist

2.5 Recognise when client becomes distressed, in pain or communicates their desire to slow down, and change activity or stop and follow stepping down procedures outlined in treatment plan or notify physiotherapist

2.6 Provide feedback to the client to reinforce client understanding and correct application of the program

2.7 Work with client to plan any follow up sessions and dates

3. Assist with programs for clients with varying abilities to participate

3.1 Monitor 24-hour posture management and identify any adjustment requirements according to directives form the physiotherapist

3.2 Assist physiotherapist to complete active and passive movement requirements

3.3 Monitor respiratory care requirements and conduct necessary action within the prescribed treatment plan and scope of role and responsibilities as defined by the organisation

3.4 Monitor limb oedema management, conduct necessary actions within prescribed treatment plan and scope of role and responsibilities as defined by the organisation, and report any recommendations to the physiotherapist in a timely manner

3.5 Correctly position client according to client’s condition, modesty and treatment or program activities and according to the directive of the physiotherapist

3.6 Talk to client about treatment or program activities and where possible seek feedback about comfort and understanding during the session

3.7 Create a treatment or program environment that encourages clients to ask questions about progress and activities

3.8 Take appropriate and prompt action in response to any indicators of adverse reaction to the program or treatment and report to physiotherapist

4. Comply with supervisory requirements

4.1 Provide client progress feedback to the treating physiotherapist

4.2 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating physiotherapist before proceeding with treatment

4.3 Implement variations to the program according to the advice of the physiotherapist

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

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

4.6 Identify and note any difficulties the client experiences with the program, including biomechanical and musculo-skeletal issues, and report to physiotherapist in a timely manner

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

5. Clean and store equipment

5.1 Clean equipment according to manufacturer’s recommendations, infection control requirements and organisation protocols

5.2 Store equipment according to manufacturer’s requirements and organisation protocols

5.3 Check and maintain equipment according to organisation protocols

5.4 Report equipment faults to appropriate person

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

6. Document client information

6.1 Use accepted protocols to document information relating to the program in line with organisation requirements

6.2 Use appropriate terminology to document client response, outcomes and identified problems related to the therapeutic program

6.3 Sign and designate role when completing medical records according to organisation policy and procedure