Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care

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 HLTAHW008, 'Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care'.
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 specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assist in planning a care response to a health assessment

1.1 Show consideration of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community values, beliefs and gender roles when assisting in developing a health care plan

1.2 Provide assistance to develop care plan, including delivering health care services with the primary health care team and other health care providers

1.3 Take immediate action in line with standard treatment protocols to address life-threatening conditions, injuries or events appropriate to own role and authority

1.4 Document care plan in line with standard protocols for health management and organisation procedures

1.5 Ensure care plan supports clients in taking a self- care approach to health, in line with individual needs and organisation requirements

2. Communicate the need for a health care plan

2.1 Use culturally appropriate and safe communication with client and/or significant others to discuss health assessment findings and the need for a health care plan

2.2 Explain the purpose and impact of a primary health care plan to the client and/or significant others

2.3 Encourage the client to ask questions about the health care plan to support understanding and agreement

2.4 Seek support from primary health care team members to support the client’s understanding of the need and scope of the health care plan as required

3. Implement treatment under health care plan

3.1 Use visual aids and other resources to explain each aspect of the treatment to the client and/or significant others and check their understanding and agreement

3.2 Initiate treatment as part of health care plan following organisational procedures

3.3 Deliver health care services with reference to the primary health care team and other providers

3.4 Report serious or potentially serious health problems as determined in organisational protocols

3.5 Follow all organisational procedures supporting infection control and workplace health and safety

3.6 Implement basic life-support and clinical treatments in line with organisational guidelines and limits of own ability and authority

3.7 Assist clients requiring referral to gain access to appropriate service providers

4. Monitor effectiveness of care

4.1 Monitor health, chronic conditions, symptoms and potential acute presentations of the client in accordance with care plan and as negotiated with the client and/or significant others

4.2 Communicate with client and/or significant others about the progress of or concerns about the care plan

4.3 Review and evaluate effectiveness of care against care plan and adjust as required in consultation with primary health care team, other health professionals and organisational procedures

4.4 Undertake effective networking and liaison with external health care and other service providers to facilitate client access to services

4.5 Document client progress in the client’s file in accordance with organisational policies and procedures