Assess and manage emergency treatment of burns

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 HLTAHW041, 'Assess and manage emergency treatment of burns'.
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. Assess the severity of a burn injury

1.1 Use culturally appropriate and safe communication skills when treating clients

1.2 Assess the size and depth of a burn injury using appropriate estimation methods

1.3 Identify the pre-disposing factors to burn depth progression

1.4 Identify the pre-disposing factors to delayed burn wound healing

2. Implement burn injury emergency management procedures appropriate to the client’s burn injury

2.1 Identify need(s) for emergency services and medical assistance and undertake triage as required

2.2 Communicate with personnel, emergency management services and medical assistance personnel as appropriate

2.3 Undertake a systematic survey of the client’s clinical status using standard emergency treatment principles

2.4 Use pain management strategies with the client

2.5 Refer clients with a burn injury to a Burn Unit, as appropriate

2.6 Identify and implement emergency management procedures and select correct wound dressing to treat identified type of wound

2.7 Commence intravenous resuscitation under supervision and/or as directed by a medical officer or other qualified personnel

2.8 Monitor and document fluid balance chart

2.9 Monitor and document the client’s ongoing clinical status

3. Treat burn injury according to specific burn type

3.1 Undertake a risk assessment of potential hazards in the incident area

3.2 Identify need(s) for emergency services/medical assistance and undertake triage as required

3.3 Communicate with appropriate personnel, emergency management services and medical assistance as appropriate

3.4 Convey information on client’s burn injury to relevant personnel to minimise the risk of complications

3.5 Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when undertaking first aid

3.6 Use irrigation to minimise injury to unaffected body parts and to the health worker

3.7 Identify specific risks and implement management procedures to treat identified burn

3.8 Deliver appropriate first aid to a client, according to type of burns wound, using available resources and within the context of client and environmental factors

3.9 Treat wound(s) in the immediate post-first-aid period

4. Assess psychosocial needs and risks, implementing techniques that support the client and family.

4.1 Establish effective communication with a client and family

4.2 Provide a supportive environment to a client and family in crisis

4.3 Identify presentation patterns of possible non-accidental burn injury in children and mandatory obligations when working with children

4.4 Identify presentation patterns of possible non-accidental burn injury in adults and provide appropriate support strategies

4.5 Undertake risk assessment of a client, identifying risk factors which may indicate a risk to self or the safety of others