Support renal dialysis clients in the community setting

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 HLTAHW054, 'Support renal dialysis clients in the community setting'.
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 clients to make informed choices on renal replacement therapy

1.1 Provide information on renal failure and renal replacement therapy options to clients with chronic renal failure and their families, in consultation with the health care team

1.2 Identify and provide to clients appropriate health education resources on renal disease dialysis and transplantation

1.3 Provide information and practical assistance to renal clients who need to travel to distant referral centres for assessment, treatment or training

1.4 Support current and potential future dialysis ‘helpers’ with information and practical assistance in their role

1.5 Ensure client access to specialist nephrology care

2. Measure hydration status of renal dialysis clients

2.1 Obtain history of shortness of breath or postural dizziness

2.2 Measure ‘wet’ or ‘dry’ weight and compare with ideal body weight

2.3 Elicit physical signs of fluid overload

2.4 Interpret client weight, blood pressure and other clinical signs to determine hydration status

2.5 Revise ideal body weight estimates in consultation with senior staff

2.6 Document assessments in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

3. Undertake routine pathology testing for dialysis clients

3.1 Provide information on routine dialysis tests to clients in plain language

3.2 Collect blood specimens and complete pathology request forms according to standard protocols

3.3 Interpret routine test results and give basic client feedback

3.4 Refer abnormal test results to medical staff for action

4. Support renal clients to access and use medicines wisely

4.1 Provide clients with plain language information on mechanisms of action, dosing and common side-effects of medicines commonly used in dialysis care

4.2 Identify potential drug interactions, special precautions, contraindications and side-effects and refer to a medical practitioner

4.3 Administer medicine by oral and intramuscular routes in accordance with medicine orders, organisation policies and procedures and legal frameworks

4.4 Support and monitor client adherence to medicines regimen

4.5 Provide assistance with supply of medicines and use of dose administration aids according to client needs

4.6 Keep records of chronic medicines supply and administration in accordance with organisation policies and procedures