Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context

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 HLTAHW018, 'Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context'.
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 of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Propose care plan

1.1 Access health assessment outcomes according to organisational procedures and policies

1.2 Identify specific aspects of health assessment to address in health care plan

1.3 Propose treatment as part of the care plan in accordance with policies and procedures

1.4 Develop the plan with primary health care team, using relevant standing orders and written care protocols

1.5 Clearly establish responsibilities for implementing the care plan

1.6 Document proposed health care plan in client’s file in line with organisational policies and procedures

2. Communicate proposed health care plan to client

2.1 Use effective and culturally appropriate and safe communication skills to discuss the proposed care plan with clients and explain how it relates to their health assessment results

2.2 Provide client with information about each aspect of the proposed care plan and the rationale for its inclusion

2.3 Encourage the client to ask questions about the proposed care plan to support understanding and cooperation, and agreement

2.4 Explain self-management aspects of the proposed care plan

2.5 Consult with the primary health care team about any client-suggested changes to the proposed plan and adjust plan as appropriate

2.6 Document finalised plan according to organisational procedures and policies

3. Implement care plan

3.1 Refer clients as required to relevant health professionals in line with community, organisational and regulatory requirements

3.2 Conduct treatment in accordance with the care plan

3.3 Support client to take a self-care approach to implementation in line with individual, organisational and community requirements

3.4 Maintain current, complete, accurate and relevant records for each client contact

4. Provide information on healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices as part of the care plan

4.1 Provide accurate information regarding nutrition and lifestyle choices, and the impact of poor nutrition and lifestyle choices, including alcohol and smoking

4.2 Discuss risk factors relating to specific nutrition and lifestyle choices for the individual client in the context of their family, culture and local community

4.3 Provide information on early intervention and prevention practices to avoid disease caused by poor nutrition and lifestyle choices

4.4 Assist client to select an appropriate and varied diet in line with dietary guidelines and client needs

4.5 Develop strategies to assist individuals who have not exercised for some time to become more active

4.6 Offer brief interventions for smoking cessation

4.7 Establish patterns of alcohol consumption and offer brief interventions

4.8 Make appropriate referrals where required

5. Provide care and support for clients with chronic condition as part of the care plan

5.1 Provide information about the nature, incidence and potential impacts of chronic conditions in specific relation to the client’s own health

5.2 Provide information on practices to manage chronic conditions to address identified individual needs

5.3 Provide practical advice relating to maintaining good health in relation to prevalent chronic conditions and in line with community needs and organisational guidelines

5.4 Explain and/or demonstrate practices for early detection of specific chronic conditions in line with organisational guidelines

5.5 Support clients to take a self-care approach to maintaining health

5.6 Make appropriate referrals for clients with chronic conditions in line with organisational guidelines

6. Monitor health care

6.1 Encourage clients and family/carer to maintain health by being actively involved in the care plan

6.2 Monitor client health in line with individual schedule and criteria incorporated in care plan

6.3 Reassess and review care plan as required where client fails to progress, in accordance with expectation

6.4 Ensure standing order/written care protocols underpin health assessment and management actions

6.5 Conduct health monitoring in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and occupational health and safety requirements

6.6 Organise follow-up care for clients with chronic conditions using computer and/or paper-based registers

6.7 Identify when clients are overdue for health care checks and employ active-recall strategies

7. Review effectiveness of health care

7.1 Gain feedback from the client and/or family or carer/s about their level of comfort and compliance with the health management regime

7.2 Determine degree of improvement of client’s condition and compare with expectations outlined in health care plan

7.3 Provide client and/or family/carers with clear information about their level of improvement in relation to the health care plan and their level of compliance

7.4 Evaluate impact of ongoing health management in relation to the client’s physical, mental and emotional condition and behaviour, in consultation with the primary health care team