Apply advanced skills in primary 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 HLTAHW046, 'Apply advanced skills in primary 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. Assess client’s health

1.1 Build and maintain relationship of trust with each client, with active promotion of and strict adherence to confidentiality

1.2 Undertake detailed assessment in line with protocols for specific health condition/s

1.3 Review client records to determine priorities and potential areas of risk for each client

1.4 Evaluate impact of previous care strategies

1.5 Initiate relevant examinations and tests as required to identify and/or clarify any suspected or identified health issues and/or abnormalities

1.6 Communicate with the client in a culturally appropriate and safe manner in relation to any health issues and/or abnormalities and to inform ongoing health management

2. Interpret common pathology tests

2.1 Explain significance of common haematological, biochemical and microbiological test abnormalities to clients in plain language

2.2 Assess numerical test values against normal reference ranges

2.3 Refer abnormal pathology test results to medical practitioners as appropriate

3. Develop care plan

3.1 Formulate care plan to address identified health issues

3.2 Develop care plan with reference to the relevant health care team and other health care providers

3.3 Develop care plan in collaboration with the client

3.4 Propose treatment in accordance with organisation policies and procedures and as negotiated with the client, their family and/or the community

3.5 Include measures consistent with standing orders/written protocols, based on health assessment findings

3.6 Refer client as required to relevant health professionals in line with community, organisation and regulatory requirements

3.7 Document health care plan in the client’s file in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

4. Implement care plan

4.1 Provide care (treatment) to address identified health issues and manage chronic health problems

4.2 Encourage client to undertake regular health reviews to address identified health issues

4.3 Encourage client to maintain identified care practices to address the health issues

4.4 Monitor client health regularly to assess impact of treatment/s and care services

4.5 Provide client with information relevant to promoting and maintaining their health in a way they understand

4.6 Support client with information about each aspect of the care plan and the rationale for its inclusion

4.7 Initiate action (including referral) as determined by effective decision-making, in line with organisation policies, based on results of clinical assessment and in accordance with accepted procedures and protocols

4.8 Conduct treatment in accordance with the care plan, organisation policies and procedures and occupational health and safety requirements

4.9 Use medical equipment correctly and maintain equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and organisation policies

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

5. Review care plan

5.1 Use regular client health checks as a way of monitoring and reviewing health care plan

5.2 Evaluate ongoing client health against identified criteria and make changes or referral, as determined by client’s condition and organisation procedures

5.3 Communicate effectively with the client and significant others to evaluate effectiveness of health care