Implement a burns rehabilitation care plan

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 HLTAHW042, 'Implement a burns rehabilitation care plan'.
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 psychosocial impact of burn injuries on clients

1.1 Respect Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people’s community values, beliefs and gender roles when assessing psychosocial impact

1.2 Undertake risk assessment of the client, identifying factors which may indicate risk to themselves or the safety of others

1.3 Identify the social and cultural implications of a burns injury

1.4 Note possible signs of trauma and/or major mental health issues related to the burn injury

1.5 Identify pre-existing factors in the individual, family and/or community that may impede or facilitate recovery and the healing process

1.6 Involve family or significant others in the assessment process

2. Implement a care plan in response to psychosocial assessment

2.1 Develop a care plan in consultation with the client and/or significant others, in line with organisation, community and confidentiality requirements

2.2 Address client’s rehabilitation needs and findings of routine psychosocial assessment in the care plan

2.3 Document care plan in line with organisation and community requirements

2.4 Communicate care plan to client and/or their carer(s) and negotiate as required to encourage full understanding and agreement

2.5 Take action to minimise risk of harm to self or others during implementation of care plan

2.6 Support client to take a self-care approach to health in line with individual needs and organisational requirements

3. Develop scar management strategies

3.1 Identify factors affecting scar formation

3.2 Apply pressure garments correctly and with care

3.3 Implement methods to minimise hypertrophy, increase scar pliability and protect burned skin

3.4 Implement methods to prevent or minimise contracture

3.5 Employ simple techniques to reduce itching

3.6 Instruct the client about basic massage techniques, as appropriate

3.7 Refer clients to allied health professionals, as appropriate

3.8 Discuss reconstructive options with allied health professionals and clients, if relevant

4. Incorporate nutrition and exercise in care plan

4.1 Explain to the client the importance of nutrition in burn recovery

4.2 Develop an exercise program in consultation with health professionals that encourages movement and ambulation

4.3 Instruct the client in basic exercises under the supervision of a health professional

4.4 Facilitate exercise through splinting/positioning

4.5 Use adaptive equipment where relevant

4.6 Discuss the consequences of not following an exercise program with the client and/or carer(s)

5. Refer clients in line with care plan

5.1 Identify and inform clients of community and health services that provide support to burns patients and/or their families

5.2 Make referrals in line with service policy and procedures

5.3 Follow-up with clients and families once referred