Support the fitting of assistive equipment

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 HLTAHA016, 'Support the fitting of assistive equipment'.
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 fitting of assistive equipment

1.1 Confirm assistive equipment details and fitting requirements against the prescribed information provided by the allied 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 equipment and any equipment required for fitting

1.6 Prepare the setting for the fitting and instruction for use

1.7 Obtain consent from the clients before commencing the fitting

2. Fit assistive equipment

2.1 Provide client with the assistive equipment

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

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

2.4 Obtain relevant measurements and data where adjustments are required

2.5 Restrict equipment functions for initial or trial periods to enable familiarity and ensure safety

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 equipment

2.8 Identify any faults and complete necessary documentation

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

3. Support client to use assistive equipment

3.1 Explain and reinforce information about the use of the assistive equipment, 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 equipment is clean and in good working order for the client’s requirements before use

3.4 Label, remove from use and report defective assistive equipment 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 equipment within the context of the users’ indoor and outdoor environments

3.7 Offer appropriate constructive feedback, encouragement and reinforcement

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

3.9 Identify incorrect use and give verbal feedback and physical guidance

3.10 Monitor the effectiveness of the assistive equipment 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 Recognise when client becomes distressed, in pain or communicates their desire to slow down, change activity or stop and follow stepping down procedures outlined in treatment plan or organisational guidelines

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

4. Complete basic assistive 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. Comply with supervisory requirements

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

5.2 Report client difficulties to the supervising allied health professional for advice before continuing the program

5.3 Participate in supervision processes with the treating allied health professional in accordance with organisational protocol

6. Clean and store assistive equipment after use

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

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

6.3 Report faults to the appropriate person and complete necessary documentation

7. Report and document information

7.1 Report suggested adjustments to assistive equipment, together with rationale, to the supervising allied health professional

7.2 Provide client progress feedback to the supervising allied health professional

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

7.4 Implement variations to the assistive equipment according to the advice of the treating allied health professional

7.5 Document information about the client use of the assistive equipment according to the organisation’s protocols